Meet Our Staff
"It is my honor to assist you in building a relationship with horses to help bring awareness to hidden thoughts about yourself, others, situations and greater intimacy with God."
EAGALA Mental Health Specialist
EAGALA Equine Specialist
PATH Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
CHA Certified Instructor
Lesli Figueiredo, MA, LPC
Lesli is passionate about equipping clients to lead a life fulfilled walking in freedom from past trauma, disappointments or bondage. She works with families to help children overcome challenges and increase the parent/child bond. She has been partnering clients with horses in equine assisted sessions since 2008 where she began as a horse specialist before transitioning into the counselor role. She has personally experienced the transforming power of relationships with horses growing up owning and competing horses and spending summers on her grandparents' Windy Hill Ranch, a horse breeding and training facility. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to entering the equine assisted counseling field, Lesli coached the equestrian team at the University of Georgia where she assisted them in winning the 2008 National Championship.
Chad Figueiredo, Owner
Chad is an experienced entrepreneur and has 10 years of experience in owning and operating start up companies. Additionally, he possesses IT skills and knowledge that will allow him to support and manage the practice with underlying systems including scheduling, finance, marketing, website, and communications. Furthermore, Chad makes a great ranch hand!