Since 2009, Carly has been fortunate to call Vinceremos her home—and the horses and staff her family. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, EAGALA Certified and a PATH Certified Registered Instructor.
Carly started volunteering with horses at the age of 12, eventually bringing her passion with her to the University of Florida where she graduated with her Bachelors in Equine Industry. From there she started with Vinceremos as the Barn Manager and Lead Therapeutic Riding Instructor. While in this position, she received her Masters in Social Work from FAU.
She currently has the pleasure of co-facilitating Vinceremos' Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning programs, which provides an alternative therapeutic approach to personal growth and healing, while building a partnership with horses. As the program's licensed mental health professional, she is responsible for ensuring lessons and activities are developed and implemented in a highly professional and safe environment. Together with the Vinceremos team, Carly is helping to expand this important community service which now supports a growing number of veterans, families and youth.
As a Florida native, Carly prefers to spend her time outdoors, whether it's in the water, the woods or with horses - but please, don't ask her to go anywhere colder than the freezer isle of Publix. Although she's traveled across the world and back, the trail always leads her back to sharing her love of and respect for horses with others.