Rachel is a certified equine-assisted facilitator, substance abuse counselor, yoga teacher, public speaker, and Life Coach.
Over the last decade she has worked as house manager for an eating disorder center, given educational talks at local high schools, and helped to develop an adolescent drug treatment program. One of her most recent passion projects is facilitating wellness groups for currently and previously incarcerated men and women.
Rachel became passionate about alternative wellness and animal-assisted healing after reflecting on her own personal experiences. She saw a scarcity of alternative healing programs offered in the treatment of mental health and therefore created Rebels Farm.
For 20+ years has worked with horses and other farm animals. She began as a competitive show rider at the age of 5 and spent her childhood and teen years showing top performance hunter/jumpers all over the country. When she started college she became a member of the University of Maryland Equestrian team. Rachel continues to compete at horseshows around Southern California.
Program Director/ Facilitator
Cheyenne is a social-service professional with close to 15 years of experience working with youth of all ages. Her work encompasses multiple forms of mentorship, direct instruction in an early childhood center and university level classroom, and experience with youth of varying developmental capabilities, behavioral challenges, and learning styles. Throughout her work in the child development field, she has had a heavy emphasis in advocating for children and families of low socio-economic status, minorities, underserved populations, and high levels of trauma.
She is a graduate of Humboldt State University where she obtained two degrees in Economics and Child Development. The two areas of study were key in understanding the correlation of early childhood experiences and environment, impacted by policy and funding, in relation to children’s likelihood of achieving key milestones in development. This ideology was eminent in advocating for children and families using services associated with early childhood education.
Cheyenne is passionate about learning languages as she currently knows four: English, Spanish, American Sign Language, and Yurok (Native American language). She finds language to be important because it is what connects us all together. She wants to understand and speak as many languages as possible to be able to communicate and connect the community to resources in the language they feel most comfortable.
Dina is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of clinical experience. Her practice has encompassed a variety of modalities and interventions providing psychotherapy, coaching, case management and equine therapy to individuals, families and groups. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Equine Assisted Growth and Healing.
She has provided case management to individuals and families infected and affected with HIV/AIDS, provided comfort, resources and advocacy to hospice patients and their loved ones, and worked with veterans as a mental health liaison and case manager for those experiencing homelessness.