Meet the EIP Team

Each of us has come to this field through a unique personal path, and Tara is no exception.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Arts in Counseling as well as Certificates in Forensic Psychology and Veteran’s Behavioral Health.  Since 1996, she has counseled in diverse settings including a jail, a NYC homeless shelter for veterans, an in-patient psychiatric hospital, a Vet Center, Family Drug Court, DBT Out-Patient Clinic, and private practice. Tara has focused her education, experience and energy to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for veterans and their families recognizing the power of the horse to heal our heroes.  She serves on the PATH Int'l Equine Services For Heroes Committee and has presented at numerous conferences nationally. As a Professional Association Therapeutic Horsemanship Int’l Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Mentor, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Certified Mental Health professional and Psychotherapist, Tara combines her professional vocation with her lifetime passion for horses to provide solution-oriented healing opportunities for our deserving service members.

Director

Tara Mahoney

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Victoria Plumpton

Victoria Plumpton completed her massage therapy certificate at the Downeast School of Massage in 2003. She specializes in Trauma, Oncology massage, sports, Reiki, mind/body, deep tissue, and animal massage. She has developed the Horse and Human Energy Session with EIP  to incorporate mindfulness and sensory grounding techniques while massaging equines with incredible healing results. Victoria enjoys educating clients on the importance of keeping the mind-body connection healthy. In her free time she enjoys traveling, making jewelry, spending time with family and all outdoor activities.

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George is a PATH Level 1 Certified Driving Instructor.  He is a member of the American Driving Society, the Carriage Association of America (CAA) and is CAA Level 1 and Road Certified Driver.  He has driven a variety of horses, as singles and pairs, ranging in size from Very Small Equines up to Large Drafts using a variety of vehicles.  Currently, he has 3 driving horses, two 16.2 hand draft crosses and a 15.2 hand paint.
George retired from Civil Engineering in 2013 and has been helping people learn to drive horses, first as an Able Bodied Whip and then as a Certified Instructor, ever since.

 

PE

George Stolz

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Military Advocate

Richard Duncan

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Paul Martinez deployed 6 times to Afghanistan as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and is the author of “When the Killer Man Comes”; an account of his combat experience as a Ranger Sniper.  Paul is passionate about telling the untold stories of the Global War on Terrorism, veteran advocacy, and equine therapy for service members transitioning to civilian life.

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Geraldine Duncan, has been involved within the  military community for 38 years. Geraldine has experienced military life while her husband served on both Active Duty, as well as within the National Guard component.  With the tragic events of Sept 11th, 2001, the Duncans were propelled into a new normal within their military world.

 

Living in NH, without the resources of a traditional post and with COL Duncan having responsibility as the Chief of Staff of the NH Army National Guard, increased family readiness became an extremely important component of troop readiness. There was a rapid pace of deployments and service members and families were left to charter unknown and stressful territories.  This is where Geraldine found what would become her true passion and life's work. Working beside her husband and key leaders in the state supporting families, NH became a model for other states in how to build that family support: pre, post and during deployments.  The Yellow Ribbon Program, an amazing robust program now used by the National Guard was piloted in NH.  COL Duncan deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in 05-06, this only heightened their desire to do more for those who were combat veterans. 

 

Geraldine has been recognized for her work within the military community by local and national organizations, to include President George W. Bush. She hopes that soon the hidden wounds of war will be as readily accepted and treated as those of the physical wounds of war. She will continue her work to improve the lives of those serving, those who have served and their families. She lives her life in a way that pays tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the United States and hopes that in her work they will always be honored and remembered. 

Director

Gerry Duncan

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Equine Specialist & Blue Star Mother

Susan Peterson

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Kelley MacCorquodale

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Kathleen D'Anjou

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Elizabeth Doskotz

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