Rachael Gilmour LVT MBA

Certified EAL/EAP Facilitator

Rachael has over 35 years of experience working with horses. In 1992 she graduated from the Horse Management and Science program at Michigan State University. She continued her education receiving a B.S. of Animal Science, a M.B.A. in leadership studies and a Veterinary Technology degree. She was the former director of the Veterinary Technology program at Baker College. Currently she coaches the Goodrich Equestrian team and is a volunteer facilitator at Equine Escape. Rachael received her EAL/EAP certification from EAGALA founder Greg Kertsen of the O.K. Corral Series in December of 2016.  She now volunteers her time when she can to help our troubled youth and veterans.

 
Victoria Porter

Certified EAL/EAP Facilitator

Victoria started as a volunteer with Equine Escape in 2019 and has a deep passion for helping people. With over 13 years of horse experience, she is a true asset to our program. In April of 2022, she became certified in EAL/EAP through Greg Kersten's OK Corral Series, and has successfully started running her own sessions. As a wife to a Law Enforcement Officer and veteran, she has first hand knowledge and enjoys working with our veterans and first responders. She also has the patience and desire to work with our youth. Victoria is an amazing woman, and we are so excited to have her at Equine Escape.

Ricky Young

Certified EAL/EAP Facilitator

Ricky Retired as an Army Sergeant First Class in 2020, with 36 years of service, to include nearly 10 years on Active Duty with a 15 month deployment. He also retired from Veteran Affairs with over 13 years at the National Cemetery, and was a firefighter in Mt. Morris Township for 9 years. In April of 2022, Ricky became certified in EAL/EAP through Greg Kersten's OK Corral Series, and is now taking on our Veteran and First Responder program. Due to his life experiences, he can relate to what our veterans and first Responders are going through and he enjoys helping equip them with other ways to work through their trauma using horses and navigating different exercises. You will be amazed at what horses can teach you.  

Madeline Vohs

Certified EAL/EAP Facilitator

Our newest facilitator is probably a familiar face to many who have been to our facility.  Madeline also started out as a volunteer for us at Equine Escape and has been an amazing member of our team for three years.  She has always shown a great interest and a keen eye when it comes to helping our children in the program and even many of the adults.  She recently became certified in EAL/EAP through Greg Kersten's OK Corral Series and we are excited to watch her continue to grow with us as well as remain apart of the Equine Escape Family!

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