Alyssa AubreyAlyssa Aubrey

Executive Director Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE, is the Founder and Program Director of Medicine Horse Ranch, an educational experiential learning center incorporating horses in human self-development. Alyssa is a writer, teacher, facilitator, empowerment speaker, money coach, and business consultant with over 30 years of experience as both educator and entrepreneur. She is a Certified Equine Guided Educator (CEGE) and a Certified Money Coach through the Financial Recovery Institute.

Alyssa is a seasoned facilitator with broad experiences that arise from coaching over 6500 clients in equine-guided learning processes. She is compassionate and tenacious with a genuine passion for supporting others as they embark on new directions for discovery, recovery and transformation. She considers the herd of Medicine Horse program horses to be partners, healers, teachers and guides in this powerfully transformative, often spiritually-awakening experience.

Alyssa’s current focus is developing eligible candidates to become successful in the field of horse and human interaction. She has developed a nationally-recognized curriculum that includes best practices and core principles for the field, providing hands-on training and development through intern and apprenticeship participation.

After attending Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Alyssa finished her postgraduate training from Writtle College (U.K.) in Horse Behavior and Psychology, Barn and Stable Management, Equine Feeding and Nutrition and Equitation. Alyssa currently serves on the CBEIP (Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals) Board of Directors. She is the 2016 co-chair for WAAT (Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment). Alyssa is the US License holder for Horse Dream® and an active member of the EAHAE (International Association for Horse Assisted Education), NAWBO (North American Women’s Business Organization) and ICF (International Coaches Federation). She was awarded the AIA Meritus Certification in 2016 for her project of excellence: Medicine Horse Ranch Field Studies Program.

Inspired by colleague Jan Butler Loveless and the success of Jan’s Horse and Reader program, Alyssa launched Horse Sense for Readers™, a literacy pilot program in 2011. She received a $30,000.00 grant from the Marin Community Foundation for the project that included nine 6th Grade Latino boys and girls (reading at a 3rd grade level). The goal of the program is academic intervention integrating equine-guided experiential learning, cultural enrichment, expressive arts, career exposure, and horsemanship, riding and family involvement. In only four short months there were dramatic and positive changes in reading comprehension, reading fluency, in writing and academic performance, in self-esteem and confidence, in socio-emotional skills and in handling frustration. These boys and girls also learned horse handling and riding at the walk and jog trot.

Medicine Horse clients include: Leadership Consortium, Apex Leadership, IMPACT Leadership Coaching, Inspiring Success/ Executive Coaching, Five Sisters Ranch, Muir Wood Adolescent Treatment Center for Boys, Alta Mira (IOP), North Bay Recovery, Olympia House, Living Reflections, Reflections (IOP), Willow Tree Counseling, Sutter Health, Marin General, Kaiser Permanente, Women’s Cancer Awareness Group, Shambhala International, Kohl’s Dept. Store, Wells Fargo Bank, Marin Curiosity Club, CASA, The United Way, A Home Away from Homelessness, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America and the Novato Pregnancy Prevention Program.