Narissa Jenkins

Healing Hoof Steps, CEO/Founder

 2014- Present Healing Hoof Steps CEO/Founder

2014- Present EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist

2018-Present EAGALA Military Services Professional

​Equine Experience

  • Over 25 years of combined equine experience consisting of riding, lessons,  leasing, owning, rescuing and rehabilitating horses in the Florida panhandle and in Central Florida.  
  • Avid follower of the Downunder Horsemanship Training method by Clinton Anderson
  • Schooled in English Hunter/Jumper and Western Styles
  • Currently owns a herd of 6 horses


Connie Baldwin, MS, LMHC

Healing Hoof Steps, Clinical Director


2017-Present Healing Hoof Steps Clinical Director​​

2010-Present EAGALA Military Designated Mental Health Provider

2011-2017  Lone Survivor Foundation, Houston TX

  • Sr. Team Leader, Military Therapeutic Retreats

Professional Licenses
Licensed Mental health Counselor: #MH15223, Florida Department of Health

2005 Master of Science: Counseling and Psychology, Troy University
1998 Bachelorette of Science: Veterinarian Technology, Fort Valley State University

Equine Experience

  • Over 40 years of combined equine experience consisting of riding,  training, owning, managing equine resort facilities 
  • ​Schooled in Western Pleasure and Barrels
  • Rebecca Brasch, LMHC
  • Lindsie Zemanick, Equine Specialist

Elisha Cozine

Office Coordinator & Billing Manager

  • Dr. Nina J. Gawlik, PsyD

Candie Arrowsmith

Fundraising Chair

Travis Peterson, MSgT USAF Retired

Veterans Services Chair

Jamie Wells, CEO Defenders of Freedom

Julie Harper, PsyD   Forensic Psychologist

Deede Wayne, Cape Cod Broadcasting Group

Lee Glaser, Northwest Florida Real Estate

  • Kamila Westerlund, Equine Specialist

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  • Kristin DeCorte, LMHC

Meet Our Team

  • Harlee Hall, Barn Assistant
  • Shelby Decker, RLSCWI
  • Melissa Winn, RLMHCI
  • Nancy Lambert, Equine Specialist

A 501(c)3 Organization. Text HOOFSTEPS to 850-757-2920 to make a DONATION today!

Located in Crestview, Florida

Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding 

Loree Odom

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

  • 15 yrs therapeutic riding program experience
  • ​USCG Veteran

2022 Board of Directors

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Shannon Brannon, Prentice Thomas & Associates

Board President

James Vechery, Lt Gen USAF Retired

Board Vice President

Carol Missildine, Self employed

Board Treasurer

​Susan Hammond, SMSgt USAF Retired

Board Secretary