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Member of the Month: Maggee Harrison

Our featured member is Maggee Harrison from Montana! Maggee is the therapeutic horsemanship program director at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center Eagle Mount in beautiful Bozeman. Maggee is a PATH Intl. Certified Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She first joined in 2003 because she was already a volunteer and wanted to be active in the EAAT community. Her favorite thing about our community she states is networking with fellow professionals to benefit the people we serve.

Can anyone guess Maggee's first career? It was large animal reproduction and physiology and she actually first learned about EAAT at the animal science meetings in North Carolina in 1981. When asked to tell us something about herself that most people don't know, she said, "I grew up in Woodstock, Connecticut. I am an open book - so there is very little I am unwilling to share!"

One of her favorite EAAT horses was her Irish Hunter, Golly Gee. "He was a forward moving cross country beast but the best 'babysitter' and protector a rider could ever have!" When reflecting on her participants she relayed that "Every one of them brings such special gifts to my life. If I had to choose one special rider in this moment I would have to say Heidi. She is challenged by seizures and was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. She is gifted with a natural seat and an amazing love of life despite her disability. There is no one I know who can take a helmet off and gracefully dismount in a blink of an eye like Heidi! She keeps us on our toes and we love her!"

PATH Intl. asked Maggee to share a life lesson she had to learn the hard way. She replied, "Never judge a book by its cover!" And a piece of advice she'd like to share with fellow PATH Intl. members is, "Get involved - let your voice be heard - and commit to making our association work for our members." Her wildest dream fulfilled for the next 50 years of PATH Intl. and EAAT would be, "That we continue to reach out to our members to get volunteers at their centers signed up - there is room in the tent for a lot more people. We need their input and support to make sure our industry continues to provide the people we serve with the very best service EAAT professionals can offer."

We asked her to complete the following sentence: When I wear my PATH Intl. logo (or otherwise display my affiliation), I feel: "Proud." Well Maggee, PATH Intl. is proud to have you as a member! Thank you for all you do to make the world a better place! Congratulations!

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