712.239.5042 - 33148 K-22, SIOUX CITY, IOWA 51108

​​​Equine Assisted Activies & Therapies Since 1984

SPECIAL TROOPERS ADAPTIVE RIDING SCHOOL

- Program Director | Path certified instructor - EAGALA Certified Equine specialist


Shelby Mosier - PATH Instructor In-Training

Dave Molstad - Grounds and Maintenance​

Nathan Gertz - Chore Assistant

Bryana Mendez - Chore Assistant


Brooke has a degree in Psychology from Grace University in Omaha and was introduced to the world Equine Therapies during her time in college. Having grown up with horses, Brooke sought out a volunteer opportunity with STARS in 2015 then became PATH certified in January 2016.  Brooke accepted the Executive Director position in May of 2017 and became EAGALA certified in July of 2017.


Brooke currently manages the day to day operations at STARS, Client/Participant Coordination & Billing, Event/Fundraiser planning, Grant opportunities, EAP & EAL Facilitator, and continues to teach Therapeutic Riding Classes. 

- Executive Director | Path certified instructor - EAGALA Certified Equine specialist

- Lead Instructor | Path certified instructor 

Sausha Davis

President: Jaclyn Paulson - Be Yoga Studio: Yoga Instructor & Licensed Mental Health Counselor | EAGALA Certified Facilitator

Vice President: Rick Singer - Deputy Sheriff, Plymouth County

Past President: Adam Axthlem - Sr Manager Sales, Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.

Treasurer: William Conner - Retired Financial Executive

Secretary: Lori Marx - Great West Casualty Company: Insurance Underwriter


Directors:

Doug Marx - Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Gladys Smith - Clinical Manager, Jackson Recovery Centers

​John Quade - General Manager, Plains Mechanical Services


STARS Staff & Board of Directors

Brooke Mcbride 

Jerusha Goulette

Jerusha began coming to STARS in 2012 to assist with the Equine Assisted Learning program and soon found the passion for Equine Therapies. Jerusha accepted the position of Volunteer Coordintor in May of 2017, became EAGALA Certified in July of 2017, and transitioned to Program Director in July of 2019. 


Jerusha currently manages the Herd & Barn at STARS, Donations/Salesforce manager, Volunteer Coordination, EAP & EAL Facilitator, and teaches Therapeutic Riding Classes.