Our Advisory Team

Cindy Aldrich

Cindy Aldrich

Cindy Aldrich is a certified Equine Gestalt Coach and founder of Inner Journeys With Horses. She will help ACTT Naturally develop learning programs for emotional growth. Cindy’s forte is connecting what’s going on in the body with what’s going on in the mind, she will coach students to open their heart and listen to the wisdom within.   www.innerjourneyswithhorses.com

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Karen Feldman

Karen Feldman

Karen Feldman is an attorney with over 30 years of legal experience and she has been ever so helpful in guiding us through our business plan, budget and protocols. She loves nothing more than to jump in to help out with the horses. Karen’s infectious joy brings a quick smile to everyone. We feel so lucky to work with her. She travels from Columbia County to help us at the drop of hat.

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Celeste P. Caruso

Celeste P. Caruso

Celeste was born and raised in Queens NY and spent more than 30 years in the hospitality industry to include a long span as a Customer Service Hostess (1983-95) for NYRA.While working for NYRA, Celeste also worked with Equilite, Inc., a equine nutritional supplement company which led her to design and launch the first line of flower essences – Equi-Essences to deal with behavioral issues of competitive horses.

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Bridget Brigitte McDonald

Bridget Brigitte McDonald

Bridget Brigitte McDonald, Ph.D., is an award-winning composer, writer, sustainability advocate, and Executive Director and President of the Women’s International Center. She oversees their online network providing educational tools and resources to women. Her eagerness to help launch and sustain our women’s program is a most welcome gift. We are honored to work with Bridget.

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Zona Murray

Zona Murray

Zona Murray is a pillar in the lives of all who know her. She’s the senior member of our team, a motivator and a prime example of all the good things a person can do in a lifetime if they remain “steady.” Zona’a motto is that you should never stop looking for ways to improve lives. When we asked her to help us put ACTT Naturally on the best possible course, she set right to work. Zona is a great mentor to all of us.

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Diana Pikulski

Diana Pikulski

Diana Pikulski was named Executive Director of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), in 1997. She presently serves as VP of External Affairs and is a member of the board of directors. She received a bachelor’s degree from Drew University and a law degree from Vermont Law School in 1987. Ms. Pikulski has showed jumpers and evented off-track Thoroughbreds her entire adult life. She still enjoys riding horses with her daughter Harper.

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Martha Farnsworth Riche

Martha Farnsworth Riche

Martha Farnsworth Riche, Ph.D. brings an unusual combination of professional, academic and equine experience to ACTT Naturally. She’s a former director of the Census Bureau, a military consultant, an advocate for women’s issues, and she owns racehorses. Most of all Marty is a good friend. She’s intuitive and forever urges us to become our best selves.

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Jane Strong

Jane Strong

Jane Strong is the Director of the Equus Effect. Her passion for working with horses and humans, joined with her professional background as a coach and facilitator helps her understand how to help clients overcome stuck places in their lives. Jane coached the ACTT Naturally team well at her beautiful facility near Sharon, CT, and we look forward to her continued support at our lovely new location.

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Marilyn Lane

Marilyn Lane

Marilyn Lane is a lifelong horsewoman and a strong advocate for the sport of racing. In 2014 she was selected for a Living Legacy Award by the Women’s International Center for her veteran advocacy and equine therapy. Marilyn is anxious to bring the same kind of healing to women that she experienced with veterans.

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