Our Staff

  • Name:  Megan Reece
  • Position: Executive Director
  • Email: megan@palstherapy.org
  • Megan earned her BA in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Policy Analysis from Indiana University. She also earned her Certificate in Fund Raising Management from IU. Megan joined the PALS team in April 2019 to share her passion for animals. Learn more about Megan in the Press Release.
 Amanda FINAL
  • Name: Amanda Fisher
  • Position: Program Director
  • Email: amanda@palstherapy.org
  • Amanda has spent most of her career working in the field of education. She moved to the marketing department during her time at an edtech company and found that she really enjoys marketing! She has been a horse lover since childhood and is fortunate enough to own three horses of her own. Originally from northern Indiana, she has called Bloomington home since 2002. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, volunteering at church, and trail riding with her family!
 Cynthia FINAL
  • Name: Cynthia Wakley
  • Position: Operations Director
  • Email: cynthia@palstherapy.org
  •  Cynthia was first introduced to PALS in 2011 when she began volunteering as a side walker, horse leader, and stable manager. In 2016, she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Event Planning. With her love of horses and event planning, PALS is the perfect fit! Cynthia is very happy to be a part of the PALS family and community. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys taking long walks with her dogs and husband, scrapbooking, photography, and baking.


  • Name: Christina Pescatore
  • Position: Full-time Instructor
  • Email: christina@palstherapy.org
  • Certification: PATH Intl. Registered Instructor
  • Christina was first introduced to therapeutic riding in 2004 in her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Parks and Recreation Administration with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. She worked at a therapeutic riding center for three years in Wyoming as an instructor. Christina received the PATH Intl Certified Professional of the year in Region 10 in 2016. Her background with horses is in hunter jumpers, saddleseat, dressage, and western. In her free time she enjoys hiking, playing with her dogs, and cooking.


  • Name: Josiah Zintsmaster
  • Position: Indiana University Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE)
  • E-mail: jzintsma@iu.edu
  • Attending Indiana University, Josiah is studying Business Management and Marketing. Growing up on a farm Josiah has been around livestock but has had limited exposure to horses. However, he is excited to be involved at PALS and encourage others do the same. Josiah is an Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) at PALS, meaning he will act as the link between PALS and IU students in service learning classes. With his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, and being outdoors. ​
  Barn Staff

  • Cameron Logan – Barn Assistant
  • Pat Carroll – Barn Assistant
  • Jamie Springer – Barn Assistant
  • Katherine Thomas – Barn Assistant
  • Gracie Wendling – Barn Assistant
  • Kelly Holland – Maintenance Worker

*** All PALS instructors are PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors or are supervised by a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor at all times.



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