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Ojai, CA

805-633-0715

White Horse Wellness Center provides wellness through horses, art, movement and nature for people with special needs, cancer patients and survivors, seniors, veterans and their families no matter the challenges they are facing.

Board Members

Katherine McClelland

Lisa Tomlin

Since 1981 Katherine has been working across several industries in both profit and non-profit arenas. Her expertise includes both strategic business planning and implementation in tactical day- to-day operations. Additionally, she is skilled at training, coaching and public speaking...

Katherine has extensive experience in both strategic and tactical business execution and management. She has worked in buying and central management at Bloomingdale's Department Stores Corporate Headquarters with purchasing and bottom line responsibilities, and as a multi store manager at J Crew. Her Nonprofit work involved working with Human Rights Watch and Insight Seminars in NYC, and in addition, she served as President of the Ojai Valley Community Nursery School Board, and as the Leader and Primary Speaker and Board Member at Symphony of Life Spiritual Center. In her role on the Ojai Valley Green Coalition Board Katherine worked with business leaders to strengthen commitment to sustainability and encourage community participation.

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Chris Sobenes

Lisa Tomlin

Chris is a Natural Horsemanship trainer and contemporary and friend of internationally renowned horseman Buck Brannaman, has been involved in horses her whole life. Before making horse training her career, she worked as a gemmologist and a construction project manager for Big Dog clothing company.

Her approach to horse care and training is complementary and supportive of White Horse Wellness Center's goals. She's not just gentle when that's needed but unwaveringly strong when that's needed; it turns out both horses and humans need both. She's a person who does what needs doing because it's the right thing to do.

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Lisa Tomlin

Lisa Tomlin

Lisa is a PATH-certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist, with a B.S. in Equestrian Science from William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Lisa founded White Horse Wellness Center in 2016 after her experience from both sides of equine and wellness therapies. She overcame debilitating shyness through horses as a little girl and began teaching riding as a teenager because she wanted to share what she got from the horses as a shy kid with others. She earned a B.S. in Equestrian Science worked for some of the top horse trainers in the country, and ran her own riding school for almost a decade. When she was diagnosed with brain cancer at 32, she discovered the powerful effects of therapeutic riding and equine and wellness therapies both as a client and a teacher and saw a need to make them available to those who could benefit.

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