Our Staff

Julie Puentes
Executive Director

Julie Puentes Facilitator

Julie Puentes is the Director and Founder of HorseLink, combining her passion for horses with expertise in psychology and leadership development. With 18 years of experience in coaching, leadership training, and Equine-Assisted Learning, she helps people leverage strengths, increase influence, and expand their leadership potential.

Julie’s mission is to assist clients in understanding how authenticity and emotional intelligence drive success. She teaches unique approaches that enable self-discovery through human-horse connections. This ideal career allows her to guide others in defining and applying leadership abilities effectively.

Julie holds a MS in Organizational Leadership and Ethics and a BA in Psychology. She is a certified facilitator in the Epona Method, Stakeholder Centered Coaching, and as an Insights Discovery practitioner. A lifelong horse enthusiast, she regularly rides her horse Malibu, deepening the human-equine bond central to her work.

Laura Harvey
Ranch Manager

Lynne and Persia

We cannot emphasize enough how important Laura is to our operations.  Laura oversees the feeding and care of our horses, a very big job. She keeps our herd fed, healthy, and happy, ensuring they get the supplements and medications they need, treating injuries, and grooming them to keep them looking sharp! A lifelong horsewoman, Laura competes in barrel racing with horses of her own. She enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and teaching kids of all ages the joys of horsemanship.

“It’s difficult to find an adjective strong enough to convey the effect Saturday had on me but words like profound and transformative come to mind. I feel a shift in my world view occurred though I am still processing the experience. I know for sure Ricky Ricardo touched a wounded part of me in a gentle and healing way that years of human therapy have not been able to touch.  I would 100% recommend this program to anyone. I am quite sure I will remember this all of my life.” –C.E.