Wild Hearts Staff
Founder, Executive Director, Equine Professional
Natural Lifemanship® Trained Level 1 & Level 2
PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning (ESMHL)
PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)
Julie Lovely is a life-long horsewoman who spent the majority of her childhood volunteering for an equine assisted service program in Upstate New York. Though her career plans after college didn’t originally involve horses, Julie recognized the important role that horses played in her own journey toward healing from Post Traumatic Stress and Post Partum Depression/Anxiety. She founded Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program in 2009 and launched Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes programming for military veterans and first responders in 2014.
Julie is trained Level 1 and Level 2 through the Natural Lifemanship® Institute, is a PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) and is a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI). She served as the PATH Intl. Massachusetts State Chair as well as on the board of directors of NESAR (New England Special Activities and Resources). Julie frequently speaks on the topic of Equine Assisted Services, specifically as it relates to trauma. She also holds a BFA in Graphic Design from The College of Saint Rose and an MBA from Babson College.
*Photo credit: Pat Piasecki
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Bio coming soon!