Jody Romero has a passion for the care, understanding and wellbeing of horses and exploring ways we can relate with them in a more conscious and collaborative way to promote a mutually rewarding horse human partnership. Through her own transformational relationship with her horse Bella, Jody discovered the innate wisdom and profound ability of horses to help us learn, connect, heal & grow. This personal transformation sparked her curiosity and desire to share this ability of horses by bringing people together with horses to discover for themselves the joy and wellness that comes from connection, true partnership, shared respect, becoming present, and physical, emotional and spiritual self awareness. Along with her pursuit in knowledge of the horse/human relationship, other interests include mindfulness, energy medicine, holistic & alternative methods in health, healing and horse care. Jody is also working toward her certification in Equine Experiential Learning.
Kim Shook has passion for partnering with horses to provide individuals opportunities to learn and grow. With her husband, they cofounded Bella Terra which is an experiential learning and growth program with miniature horses in southwest Michigan. She is a founding member and master trainer of the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A). The other side of Kim is that she graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Computer Engineering and she has worked at some leading companies delivering large scale technology solutions.
In 2000, Kim was drawn to the spirit of the horse after a life changing personal growth experience at Miraval. Ever since she has been passionate about facilitating learning and growth experience with horses. She brings her passion to our advisory board to serve the Below Cavalos mission and goals through sharing her experience with business, non-profit management, and equine experiential education.