Returning to Colorado has been a goal for Jenna for a number of years. She relocated in 2018 from Tucson, Arizona to fulfill that dream. Jenna has a dual Associate Degree in Arts and Science from Cottey College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University, and her Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.
Professionally, Jenna has worked to assist individuals in reaching personal goals during her multiple leadership positions. While managing a large horse boarding facility in Tucson, she found a way to combine her passion for horses with desire to help others. She discovered the ability to successfully work with adolescents who were experiencing life struggles of self-esteem, boundaries, and trauma issues. Success with several of the teens ignited the desire to develop therapeutic skills. Along with the counseling degree, Jenna received her EAGALA Certification in the summer of 2018 to become an Equine Assisted Psychotherapist.
Animals have been a big part of Jenna’s life from early childhood. Her passion blossomed through 4H, riding horses, and raising lambs. This was the beginning of a journey to find a career where she could work with both horses and people. Jenna specifically aspires to develop a program for at-risk teen girls utilizing equine assisted therapy.