Sandy Hardie, CSAC, ICS, CTS

Executive Director of Mahala’s Hope

Sandy is a certified Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Independent Clinical Supervisor and Certified Trauma Specialist. She has been working in the addiction field for over 30 years, specializing in women and trauma for 15 of those years. Sandy completed a two year apprenticeship in Tucson, AZ to learn equine therapy and has been facilitating equine programs since 2001. She is an advanced instructor of Eponaquest Worldwide of Tucson, AZ.

Sandy is an active member of the Trauma Informed Care Advisory Committee of Wisconsin, and facilitates statewide training on Trauma Informed Care and various other topics to law enforcement, health care systems, first responders, substance abuse providers and other collaborative agencies. As a student of the horse, she continues to learn from her daily interactions with her herd.


Keri Bushweiler

Peer Specialist





Kris Rebedew

Administrative Assistant





Nan Prost

Recovery Coach




Karen Smith

Counselor Aide





Ruth Holmquist

Counselor Aide





Tierra Yonker

Counselor Aide





Arianna Blaylock

Equine Specialist






Jaime Gunderson






Galina Anqud

Counselor Aide