Betsy brings with her more than 24 years of experience in the private pay therapeutic school network. She most recently served as the Director of the Academy at Sisters, located in Bend, Oregon. She assisted in developing AAS from its inception in 1994 to 2006, when she became the Executive Director on the Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center, also in Bend, Oregon.
In 2008, she took a position to assist in developing another therapeutic boarding school, Ponca Pines in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2012, she returned to resume her position as Director at the Academy At Sisters, which she held until September 2018.
Professionally active, Betsy served on the NATSAP Board of Directors from 2003-2006 and was the first Regional Conference Committee Chair of the NW Regional NATSAP Conference launched in 2003.
She has focused her career on inspiring young women to deal with their issues and create healthy pathways to their futures. She loves the healing power young women experience with horsemanship and is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and love to SSA. She is an integral part of the SSA team, bringing not only expertise and creativity, but also a quick sense of humor and bright smile.
In her off work hours, Betsy loves spending time hiking, skiing, biking, and walking with her pug, Zoe.