First Responders Team
Nikki, retired first responder
Nicki was a 911 Dispatcher for police and fire for 18 years before retiring out from PTSD in 2020. She started volunteering and training as an equine specialist in 2022 and her desire is to continue to share this amazing therapy to as many first responders as she can. She is married to a District Fire Chief (for 28 years) and has two daughters in college.
“This work is introspective and unbelievable. It is hard to describe unless you experience it. What the horses are able to bring up, the energy they have, it’s magical.”
She knows that first responders need a confidential, safe place with others who “get it.” This is that place.
Dianne, retired LMFT
Diane is a retired licensed marriage and family therapist . She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University and helps as an Equine Therapist volunteer. She has a lifelong love of horses and animals. During her many years practicing as a therapist she has worked with children, adolescents, and families as well as first responders and individuals with trauma injuries.
Cyndi Lukk is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She provides equine therapy, in-office therapy, and is also a school counselor. She has a Master's degree in Psychology from JFK University and is currently working on her PhD in Psychology from Meridian University. She specializes in trauma work and provides the unique conditions that allow the individual to open and heal.
Jessica, Equine Specialist & Fire Fighter