Ph: 712-239-5042 | 33148 K22, SIOUX CITY, IOWA 51108

​​​​​Equine Assisted Services Since 1984


Operations Director  

Path certified TR instructor - EAGALA Certified Equine specialist

Certfied Equine Massage Therapist

Sierra Lundberg - Path Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Tova Natwick - Path Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Bryana Mendez - WeekDAY Chore Assistant

Jaidyn Moorhouse - Weekend Chore Assistant

Volunteer Coordinator  

certified TR instructor - Equine specialist

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 April of 2017 and became EAGALA certified in July of 2017.

Brooke currently manages the day-to-day operations at STARS, Participant coordination, Head PATH Instructor/Mentor, Participant Billing, Event/Fundraiser planning, Grant opportunities, EAP & EAL Facilitator, and continues to teach Therapeutic Riding Classes. 

Executive Director

Path certified TR instructor - EAGALA Certified Equine specialist  

Certified Equine Massage Therapist

FInance Specialist 

certified TR instructor 

Stacie Sorensen

President: John Quade - Owner/General Manager, Plains Mechanical Services

Vice President: Anthony Osborn - Attorney at Law, Gehling & Osborn Law Firm

Treasurer: William Conner - Retired Financial Executive

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


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

Gladys Smith - LISW, Mental Health Associates

Arnie Fleck - North Central Consulting

Greg Hoffman - Peoples Bank

Deb Welch - Retired STARS Marketing

STARS Staff & Board of Directors

Brooke Mcbride 

Jerusha Goulette

Michelle Vondrak

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 began managing operations in July of 2019. 

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