Andrea was born and educated in PEI and a mother of four children. She is a graduate of Holland College Accounting Technology Program. She began her working career with Doane Raymon (now known as Grant Thorton) and then took time off to raise a family. She went back to work in private industry with duties ranging from daily bookkeeping, human resources and some travelling for sales.
Andrea provides administration and scheduling support for the Mental Health Team at Serene View ranch. She deals with many different situations that require her to react quickly and professionally. She takes advantage of ongoing training to remain current in her career.
Philip is no stranger to the horse world who has work in many fields for over 40 years. He has been Equine Canada Judge, Trail Riding and Western Riding Coach with many championships under his belt, who has taught beginners to advance in riding and showing. He had student go on to become World and Reserve World Champion in 3 different events. Philip sold his Riding Stable only to come out of retirement 3 years later to join the Serene View Ranch team as a Equine Specialist to work with PTSD clients in Rhythmic Riding after returning from North Carolina USA were he attended the Horse Sense of the Carolinas which is an international leader in the field of Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Isabelle is a passionate horse person who has always had horses as part of her life. She is certified by Equestrian Canada as a Western Coach and a Trail Riding Coach and has over 30 years of experience in the equestrian world. Following the sale of her equestrian centre in Les Iles de la Madeleine, Isabelle proudly obtained her equine specialist certification through EAGALA and has been working at Serene View Ranch since 2018. Her role as an equine specialist is to ensure that both the horses and the clients safely work together in the therapeutic setting.
Hannah has 16 years of horse experience with a focus on Natural Horsemanship and Horse Agility. She has won the Horse Agility Youth World Championship in Online and Liberty divisions in 2015 and is now an International Horse Agility Accredited Trainer. Her work with horses is relationship focused with a goal of partnership as opposed to dictatorship. Hannah’s goals include helping others by using equine partnership to build confidence and self assurance.
Ron Harris grew up in rural PEI and started his love affair with our equine friends at the tender age of four. Many horses were to pass through the gates of the family farm during his teenage years. In 1976, Ron left the farm and ventured west settling in Calgary. Ron then found work in the construction trade where he earned his Red Seal as a journeyman carpenter. In 1984, Ron attended Olds Farrier College. He apprenticed with one of the top farriers in the region for two years, improving his skills and knowledge and building up clientele. Ron continued to work in Alberta before returning to PEI in 1990. Since returning he has built up a solid business working alongside owners to provide the best possible hoof care for their animals. He is pleased to provide the farrier care for the horses residing at Serene View Ranch.
Lisa graduated from UPEI in 2001 with a BSc. in Psychology, where she also worked as a Research Assistant and Assistant Project Coordinator. She moved to Calgary shortly afterwards and worked for 18 years in various hospitals and programs. She began working in neuropsychological assessment and research coordination at the Alberta Children's Hospital in 2003, with traumatic brain injury, oncology, and epilepsy populations. In 2007 Lisa moved on to working in mental health with adults and also inpatient psychiatry with adolescents, in psychological assessment as well as program coordination. Lisa also has training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and holds a coaching certification through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She moved back to PEI in 2021, and shortly afterwards began working with Serene View Ranch as a program coordinator and program developer for their new Stabilization, Grounding, and Resiliency (SGR) program for indigenous veterans and female veterans. She has a strong interest in mental health, specifically complex trauma, and is very happy to be working with Serene View Ranch serving these underserved populations.