Theresa Major has been an occupational therapist for 26 years. She has worked in a wide variety of therapy settings including hospitals, nursing facilities, rehab clinics and home health care. In 2007, she started a hippotherapy business in which she treats children and adults with special needs. Her clientele present with a wide range of functional levels, with diagnoses including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, Angelman’s syndrome, genetic disorders, autism, and a wide range of sensory integration dysfunctions and developmental delays.
Theresa is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado (OTAC). She is also registered with the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) and is a Level 1 therapist through the AHA.
Theresa lives in Littleton, Colorado. She is married with five children. She enjoys quality time with her family and friends and all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. She has a special empathy for her clients, as she, herself, has two children with chronic disabilities.
Sarah Long is born and raised in Littleton, Colorado where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Sarah comes from a lifelong passion for pediatric physical therapy and an interest in helping individuals reach their fullest potential. She has
participated in a number of volunteer and work experiences including Aurora Public Schools, Camp Paha, Adam's Camp, and The Healthy Me Project. Sarah currently works as a full time employee at KidsCare Home Health providing physical therapy services to kids in the Denver Metro area. Sarah is spending her
Monday's and Saturday's at Carynne4Kids. She is very excited to be here! Sarah is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and registered with the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) as a Level 1 therapist. During her free time, she enjoys training her horse, Astro, as well as hiking, running, raising her stepdaughter, and coming soon baby Kirby in June 2019!
Update! Sarah welcomed a precious baby boy, Daniel, to the world and is currently on maternity leave. She will be returning in September.
Joan Eckrich is a native North Dakotan, a graduate of the University of North Dakota and holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy with a minor in Psychology. She has practice Occupational Therapy for 30 years, and is a member of AOTA, the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Joan moved to Colorado to begin her career working in a Mount Airy Psychiatric Hospital on the adolescent unit. Looking to further her experience in OT, Joan took a position with Rocky Mountain Rehabilitation now known as Spalding Rehabilitation . Here, Joan practiced Occupational Therapy in both in-patient and out-patient settings, eventually specializing in driving rehabilitation and becoming the Managing Coordinator of the Adaptive Driving Program. In addition to pursuing her full time OT career, Joan volunteered at a hippotherapy ranch, which was her first exposure to the magic of horses and their effects on therapy patients.Today, in addition to her OT work Joan is a member of the Littleton Public Schools Dyslexia Task Force.
Joan has been married to a Colorado native for 28 years, has three wonderful kids and two dogs. Applying her craft as an Occupational Therapist while working with horses has become a long time dream finally fulfilled, and Joan is extremely excited being part of the
Gwen Hanna has been a volunteer with Car-ynne 4 Kids for nearly four years. As horse leader and side walker, she was known to sing a crazy song or offer a "happy dance" along the way! She has spent much time in the last 15 years at the barn gate as she supported her daughters in their life challenges.
She knows first-hand what powerful things happen when people and horses share space!
As Chaplain at the ranch,
she offers a listening ear to families and caregivers and is available
for counsel and pastoral care. Operating under her own non-profit,
Under His Wings, she offers her time and care on a donation basis.
Gwen looks forward to walking with you through life and its challenges.
If you have a special need for encouragement, counsel, or a hospital visit, Gwen is available at or 303.520.1314. To read more about Gwen and her story, click here.