ROSS AND DEE MACINNES
Ross and Dee work together to utilize their knowledge and skill sets in the Equine Assisted Learning field. They developed the Equine Assisted Personal Development (EAPD) Coach program based on the research that began in 1999. This is their gold standard program that has been used to train over 300 students.
They continue to develop material for those working in the EAL field. Most recent they developed their Equine Assisted Organizational Development Professional program. This program takes EAL a step further into the corporate field, working with government, agencies, private sector to enhance the dynamics of their organizations. Full or half day sessions targeted toward team building, communication, adjusting to organizational change and similar situations identified by the client organization. It is only available to EAPD Coaches.
Ross and Dee own Higher Trails Equine, their home ranch in the Foothills of Alberta. Ross grew up with horses, learning first at the knee of his grandfather Angus Graham, and later was trained under the protocols of the RCMP Musical Ride. He transferred to Calgary City Police, then retired and intensified his research into horses and their influence on at-risk youth. Dee worked in the personnel field with the Federal Government where she was a trainer and interviewer.
Their focus now is on EAL and its impact on those who encounter that human/horse experience. Their ongoing work with high anxiety teens, First Nations, those with Operational Stress Injury, and others who benefit from what the horses have to offer.
LEE AND BOBBY BROCHU
Bobby and Lee Brochu began instructing with EAL Canada in 2021, a great addition to the team as EAL Canada continues to grown. Both are certified Equine Assisted Personal Development Coaches and Equine Assisted Organizational Development Professionals with EAL Canada.
Bobby brings a background that adds an additional dimension to EAL Canada. With her 20 years of experience in business development, she can offer EAL Canada graduates assistance and education as they build new businesses. With her degree in Business Administration and her Professional Business Accountant (PBA) designation, she is a valuable addition to the teaching team. Bobby is also an accomplished horse person, bringing her knowledge and experience in the horse field into their EAL practice.
Lee is a Jack of All Trades, with a life focus on farming and ranching. He is a skilled horseman, respected and knowledgeable rancher, and the owner/operator of a large haying production.
Lee provides a wealth of knowledge in these areas that is valuable to the EAL graduates as they develop their programs and EAL services
Both Lee and Bobby grew up around horses and continue to enjoy saddle time when ever they can. They own Paradise Acres Ranch located close to St. Albert, Alberta. They also offer variety of equine services to all levels of riders including riding lessons, trail rides, obstacle course, equine clinics, colt starting, tune- ups, problem solving and Equine First Aid. As well Lee and Bobby have an active EAL practice working with individuals, families and organizations.
Melissa is a certified EAPD Coach and EAOD Professional. She spent several years working with clients, and most recently has geared her attention toward research in the EAL field. Staying current in the ever expanding EAL world is a challenge, but with Melissa as part of the team we can be sure the most up to date material available to the organization and to the graduates of EAL Canada.