Program Director and Head Instructor Lisa Tomlin is a PATH-certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning, 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 with others. She earned her B.S. in Equestrian Science in 1998, worked for some of the top horse trainers in the country, and ran her own riding school for almost a decade. After she was diagnosed with brain cancer at 32, she experienced 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 everyone who could benefit.