Dr. Rebecca Quam graduated with a BS in Biology from Hillsdale college in 2000 and from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 2008. After practicing small animal medicine and surgery in WA for 7 years she moved to South Africa with Christian Veterinary Mission where she serves as a teaching clinician at North-West University in their Animal Health program. Dr Quam also helps lead a student Bible study on campus and is active in her local church's women's ministry and AWANA program. As for animals, she has a Friesian back in the USA who is currently participating in Wild at Heart Youth Ranch and two cats. In her spare time, she's always enjoyed baking as well as reading, gardening, crafting, canning, and riding. An interesting fact about Dr. Quam is that she's ridden horses all over the world including: Scotland, Ireland, England, Belgium, France, South Africa, and Slovenia.
Cole serves as resident volunteer staff at the ranch, leading sessions for many of the younger boys as well as teaching sessions in woodworking with hand tools, a program he is continuing to develop. He currently is training his bloodhound for search and rescue, and he enjoys continuing to develop his skills as a woodworker, working with Harley, the horse he is currently training, working on his music, and spending time with his family.
Macie works as a session leader for our younger girls and also holds the title of "Resident Goat Lady". She operates a dairy out of the ranch and produces her own goat milk products. She is currently finishing high school, and after that plans to go to college for a degree in business and entrepreneurship. When she isn't spending time with her animals or working around the ranch, she spends time baking, improving her sewing skills, spending time with friends, practicing music, and spending time outdoors in the beautiful PNW.
Phil is currently a CHA instructor and Clinician. As a member of CHA since 1980, he serves as a Clinic Instructor for Standard program, Pack & Trail, EFM, Driving and is a Site visitor trainer. He has served on the research and development committee, Standards/ accreditation committee, and Treasurer for a total of 12 years on the Board of directors. His experience includes 30 years in youth camp management, most recently at Miracle Ranch in Port Orchard, WA. He enjoys the outdoors and has spent many happy days riding in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.
I have been around horses and the Ag industry my entire life. When I was 15 years old I started to attend clinics for my roping that led to clinics for my horsemanship. In the summer of 2010 I attended my first clinic with Ken McNabb where I launched fully into training. During this time I was running a equine program for my parents Christian camp and conference center in western North Carolina. There I taught everything from basic riding lessons, basic horsemanship, colt starting, and roping lessons. In 2011 I was offered a full time position working with Ken McNabb where I traveled with him around the country teaching clinics and doing expos. Currently my wife and I are raising our little girl in Casper, WY. I work full time for Sinclair Refining Company. We are blessed to be partnered with Ken McNabb Horsemanship, providing quality sale horse training and lessons to assist Ken from our location.
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Micah Morris is currently resident volunteer staff member here at Wild at Heart Youth Ranch. In addition to being a mentor and session leader in the horsemanship program, he has also developed and leads sessions in beekeeping and gardening. Micah also plays a vital part in property management and improvements here at the ranch. He enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful area we live in and hopes to someday make that a part of the ministry here at Wild at Heart. Micah is currently raising funds to become a full time staff member and would love an opportunity to share how you can help that dream become a reality.
The vision for Wild at Heart came to me as a 12 year old girl who was beginning to recognize the extraordinary ways that God was using a horse to change my life, pull me closer to Him, and form me for the future to which He was calling me. The realization of the many ways God can use a horse to heal, to teach us, and to fill a gap of communication between Himself and a hurting heart was what inspired this dream and my passion for using the gifts God has given me to bless the youth in our community and beyond. I have 10 years horse experience, have been certified as a riding instructor through CHA, and have completed studies for child and adolescent counseling. While I'm not working with ranch kids I enjoy spending time with my horses, my family, or in the outdoors fishing, hiking, or swimming.
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