Ms. Josephine founded Cooper Ridge in the fall of 2019 with the goal of creating a special place where children in the community would feel welcomed to be themselves and work on their self development & growth, all while learning how to connect with animals. She believes strongly in the human-animal bond and the benefits associated for both human and animals alike. Josephine is a graduate of Animal Behavior Institute with a Certification in Animal-Assisted Therapy and is a registered member of the Association of Animal-Assisted Intervention Professionals with her Certification in Animal-Assisted Interventions.
Ms. Michelle began working at Cooper Ridge in the fall of 2023. With a background in Special Education and a love for animals, Michelle's experience and heart lends itself perfectly into our work at the farm. She is a graduate of Animal Behavior Institute with a Certification in Animal-Assisted Interventions.