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Sharon Tiraschi
Executive Director, Instructor

Sharon is both a PATH Intl., and CHA certified riding instructor with over 25 years of horse experience as a student, teacher, horse owner, and trainer. She began working in the field of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies in 2002 and has since worked in a variety of programs across California and Colorado. Sharon currently lives in Foxfield with her husband, and three, four-legged ‘kids’. When she’s not at the barn (work or home), she loves to spend time with family and friends, watch football and baseball, read, dance, sing, walk her dog, and otherwise enjoy life! sharon@prtr.org


Carol Crisp
Lead Instructor

Carol has been a PATH Intl. Certified instructor for over 20 years. She has worked with clients of all ages and abilities. She has also worked with troubled youth, battered women, and clients with PTSD. Carol works as a horse trainer and a natural horse trimmer. She is also a certified Emotion & Body Code practitioner. She loves trail and endurance riding with her two Arabians Smoke and Phlame; you might also see her riding the trails here in Douglas County as a volunteer for the Douglas Co. Mounted Patrol. carol@prtr.org



Faith Wilkins
Occpational Therapist

Bio coming soon.


Occupational Therapist Assistant

My name is Andrea and I’m super excited to be a part of the PRTR team! I grew up in Colorado and have loved horses and the outdoors my whole life. I graduated with my Bachelors in Political Science from CU Denver in 2011, and decided to go back to school for Occupational Therapy in 2013, finishing up an Associates in Occupational Therapy in 2015. I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and have worked in pediatrics for over 5 years. When I’m not at Promise Ranch, I can usually be found swimming, hiking, frequenting Starbucks, or enjoying the Colorado sun with my husband and our little beagle. andrea@prtr.org


Shannon Barrows
Riding Instructor

Shannon is a proud second generation Denver native. A University of Colorado-Boulder Psychology and Neuroscience graduate, Shannon has been working under Carol Crisp for a year to become a PATH Int’l. certified therapeutic riding instructor. She has over 10 years of horsemanship having been a student, teacher, horse owner and horse enthusiast since she was 5 years old. She still resides in the city limits of Denver where she spends her free time with her family and friends. shannon@prtr.org



Riding Instructor

Elaine is a lifelong horsewoman and has been instructing and training for over 20 years. She is a PATH Intl certified instructor as well as a United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver medalist with a background in multiple disciplines including jumping and eventing.

Elaine loves helping riders of all ages and abilities reach their potential both on and off the horse! Her husband has his own equine veterinary practice, Castlewood Canyon Equine and they have two young children. elaine@prtr.org




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