The equines in LEAD’s equine assisted learning and equine assisted psychotherapy programs are the heart and soul of the team. LEAD has a variety of horses, carefully screened for the programs. Each horse brings unique attributes to which certain clients may be able to relate. The job of the horses is to be themselves.
The human half of the LEAD team brings education, experience and expertise to the educational and therapeutic processes.
Tiffaney Snow, BS - Instructor
Tiffaney has over 20 years professional experience with children and youth. She has worked in the Juvenile Justice System, school system, and foster care. Tiffaney has a B.S. in Human Services as well as 42 graduate hours from Texas Tech University in Counseling and clinical hours at the Texas Tech Psychiatric Clinic. She is currently training in play therapy, animal assisted therapy, and group work as she finishes her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Equine Assisted Therapy at Prescott College.
Jeane Spada-Allgood, MA - Executive Director, Instructor
Jeane has been in the field of education for over fifteen years, and has worked with Northern Nevada youth since 2008. She is an EAGALA certified equine specialist, Parelli student, and horse enthusiast. She understands first hand the power of horses as teachers, companions, and guides. Jeane received her Master of Arts in Youth Development from Michigan State University.
LEAD Board of Directors
Ms. Monette is a respected member of the Reno business community with extensive corporate management experience. She worked with youth in the Washoe County schools as a mentor, and has personally experienced the positive power of equines through her work in the community with her donkey, Rosie.
Ms. Pitman is a registered nurse, an active member of the Reno community and an experienced horse owner. Ms. Pitman recognizes and promotes the amazing abilities of horses to aid and inspire.
Ms. Schneller holds as BA in Marketing and is the Business Development Specialist for the local office of iFoster, a national organization that provides life-changing resources to at-risk children and youth.
Ms. Wold is a small business owner and holds a MA in Special Education. She is a founding member of LEAD with Horses and an experienced therapeutic equine instructor.