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6750 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80525

970-889-2752

Front Range Ranch & Rescue

Vision Statement:

Transforming Individuals Through Solution Focused Equine Therapy

Our Mission:

Rescue horses

Adopt horses

Rehabilitate horses

Train horses to be companions

Utilize EAGALA an internationally accredited and tested therapeutic process

Use of a team of certified professionals an Equine Specialists and Equine Mental Health therapists

What We Do:

Front Range Ranch & Rescue adopts abandoned and or abused horses and animals. We care for and rehabilitate these animals and train them to assist in successful integration and readjustment of disabled Veterans using animal and equine assisted therapy.

How Can You Help:

We are a 501C3 non-profit organization that is funded entirely on the generosity of private donations and grants.  We are always seeking financial contributions as well as donated equipment, all of which are tax deductible.  Thank you for your support!

SPECIALIZATIONS

Military trauma, readjustment & reintegration

 

BOARD MEMBERS BIOGRAPHIES

 

BORAD MEMBERS BIOGRAPHIES

 
 
 MSG ALLEN WATTS B.A. 

MSG ALLEN WATTS B.A. 

SERGEANT AT ARMS

 

Master Sergeant Watts is a founding member. he has serves as Front Range and Rescues Sergeant at Arm.  He is an enforcer and ensures that the organization is focused and dedicated to its mission & vision.  MSG Watts is an 18 year combat Veteran.  He is a highly decorated soldier currently serving actively and is very proud and dedicated to assisting Veterans in need of counseling and therapy. He is very knowledgeable of horsemanship, ground work and training horses.  He is a welcomed asset that leads by example.  He places the needs of others before his own and has a deep appreciation for all Veterans.

 
 MELISSA BAUMAN M.S. LPCC

MELISSA BAUMAN M.S. LPCC

PROGRAM/ CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

Melissa Bauman, MA, LPCC graduated Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She continued to receive her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, specialized in addictions from the University of Indianapolis in 2016. During her undergraduate career she gained experience working at a residential eating disorder facility in St. Louis, Missouri. During that time, she observed group therapy and was trained to facilitate mealtime processing. Her graduate school placement was at a residential substance abuse facility in Franklin, Indiana and this began her journey helping those struggling with mental illness and addiction. Through that placement she was also introduced to equine therapy. While working at this facility she was given an opportunity for professional development and presented “Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse” to clinical staff. Following completion of graduate school she accepted a position working as a primary counselor at a residential substance abuse facility in the Chicagoland area. In July of this year she moved to Colorado and is currently working as a Clinical Therapist Team Lead at a residential substance abuse facility. She is eager to begin implementation of programming at Front Range Ranch and Rescue as the Program and Clinical Director and help those improve quality of life.

 

 

2014 – 2016 University of Indianapolis

            Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology specialized in addictions

2010 – 2014 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

            Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

 

 
 SHANNON BATES MSW LCSWI

SHANNON BATES MSW LCSWI

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS & OUTREACH COORDINATOR