Who We Are
Susan McNutt, OTR/L
Susan McNutt has been a pediatric occupational therapist since 1987. In the past she has been a therapist in both the school and hospital settings, however she began building her private practice in 1990, working with Rosemary White initially while learning the basics of maintaining her own clinic. She specializes in providing sensory integrative therapy and neurodevelopmental treatment, utilizing many different techniques including therapeutic horseback riding (Hippotherapy) and therapeutic listening programs. She is interested in working with the family and the child as a whole so that home programs, behavioral programs, nutrition, and team work are all important parts of her therapy.
Martina Brochat, OTR/L
Martina graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science and Occupational Therapy degree in 1995. Until 2008, she worked primarily in the adult rehab setting in Washington based hospitals and nursing homes. She then decided to follow her desire to provide services in the Pediatric field of Occupational Therapy. Tina values the close connections she makes with the families she serves and being able to support each client’s unique therapeutic needs in order to support function and connectivity with the physical and social environment. We have been happy to have her on our team for the past several years after her generous volunteer work for us in 2007 and 2008.
Micah Brown, COTA
Micah came to our clinic in September 2010 and is now with us full time! She previously worked as a school therapist and brings this expertise with her as well as experience working with behavioral challenges; children of all ages relate and bond to her.
Patty Bunge, MA, OTR/L
Patty is relatively new to the Pacific Northwest but has been practicing as an OT for over fifteen years in a wide variety of settings and populations; primarily in pediatrics. She has worked in Birth to Three programs and with children with developmental disabilities as well as acquired injuries. Her focus has been on sensory integration and sensory processing with experience in therapeutic listening and therapeutic animals. She is a wonderful addition and works with us part time.
Danielle Snapp, Office Manager Elizabeth Forman, Assistant Office Manager & Horse Coordinator
Danielle is in charge of the main office to schedule appointments, help with insurance, and answer any questions you may have. She keeps our clinic running smoothly!
Elizabeth assists in the office, and coordinates with therapists for the use of the therapy horses, leading therapy walks when necessary.
Therapeutic Animal Staff
Kiote is an 18-year-old Appaloosa gelding. Used primarily by Susan, Kiote is a sweet horse with a big personality. He does well at teaching emotional awareness and trust, helping his riders find their strength and courage through his steady walking. Kiote’s favorite things include belly scratches and rolling in the grass.
Tevis is a 20-year-old Appaloosa gelding. His calm mind and gentle spirit help to sooth, and build confidence in his riders. His favorite things include napping in the sunshine and eating his evening grain.
Gaylin is a 10-year-old paint quarterhorse gelding. Gaylin’s kind heart and loving personality bring out the best in his riders. Eager to please, he listens and carries his riders on their path to success! Gaylin’s favorite things include giving kisses, and his best friend Rowan.
Rowan is a 19-year-old Appaloosa gelding who has endless patience and love for his kids. His small, athletic build encourages strength and his bright personality bonds him tightly with the kids who love him. Rowan’s favorite things include going for trail rides and making goofy faces to ask for treats.
Soren is a 14-year-old Appaloosa gelding. He can always get a smile with his fun, spirited personality. Soren is an able and willing partner, who will happily take his riders wherever they want to go. His favorite things include playing in the water and over-ripe pears.
Sid and Raven
Raven is Kiote’s full brother; he is a 14-year-old Appaloosa gelding. Their mom, Sid, is a 25-year-old Appaloosa mare. While Sid and Raven are not ridden by our clients, they are cherished members of the family, and are always around for treats and petting!
Noah Luckmann and Work Opportunities
Noah has graduated from high school. He and his job coaches are now with us two mornings a week for 30 minutes so Noah can gain in his work skills and experience
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Gone but not forgotten
Bigley (Star Runner) Hippotherapy Specialist/Equine January 15, 1969 - February 10, 2005
Sage Milican, Hippotherapy Specialist/EquineMay 5, 1988 - September 18, 2010
Misty Pony Girl, Hippotherapy Specialist/Equine July 31, 1990 - September 4, 2009
Williwaw, Hippotherapy Specialist/EquineMay 21, 1982 - February 16, 2011
Princess Peach, Hippotherapy Specialist/Equine
She came to Warm Rain Ranch in 2009 when she became part of Susan's family. She was rescued by a foster family in Redmond Washington from a sad situation and came to her forever home.
1992 - 2013
Marigold, Therapeutic Goat 1996 - 2011
Tips the rooster, Therapeutic Animals/Chicken
Tips was incubated and he thought he was human!