Marlene F. Karman
Executive Director - Equine Trainer - PATH Certified Instructor
Marlene Karman is the founder and Executive Director of HRET. As a PATH instructor, she teaches many of our classes and creates individualized curriculum for schools and private classes.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) certified, educator and wellness coach with M'ils (30+years), VP in saving and loan industry, past-Lemont Fire Commissioner, founding member of WIllow Creek Church and co-leader of Prison and Jail Ministry, Active member of the Equestrian Woods Community Association Board of Directors. Completed PATH International Instructor Training for Equine Services for Heroes.
Ashley Wurth, Ph.D
Program and Rider Director - PATH Certified Instructor
Ashley works on the organization of the program. She works with Marlene to make sure that every rider finds a place at HRET where they can best have their needs and desires met. She is a PATH Certified Instructor and creates the farm experience curriculum.
Qualifications/Experience: B.S. Equine Science, B.S. Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, and minor in Business Administration from Colorado State University, Ph.D. at The Ohio State University, PATH Certified Instructor, Environmental educator, horse trainer, Kane County CASA/GAL
Completed PATH International Instructor Training for Equine Services for Heroes,
Path Intl Mentor
Art keeps our horse herd healthy and happy. He makes sure that all horses get any special feed, medication, blanketing, or care. Art is at the barn daily to make sure our horses are happy and content year round!
Financial Advisor (60+ years), Co-leader of Willow Creek Barrington Prison and Jail Ministry,
As a combat veteran herself, Rebecca is committed to developing and managing a Veteran Program at HRET in order to serve veterans of the greater Chicago area. She is looking to give back and teach other veterans what she knows is one of the most rewarding experiences a veteran can have.
Undergraduate Degree from University of South Dakota. Commissioned in 2003 to the United States Army, Masters in Health Services Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, business owner, Pilates instructor.
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