Have you seen these new faces around the farm?
Mane Stream would like to introduce the newest members of the team...
Alanna Flax-Clark, Special Projects Manager
Alanna looks forward to collaborating with various schools, groups, and adaptive sports organizations while here at Mane Stream. Alanna will be doing community outreach to share her first hand experience about the benefits horses can have for people with disabilities and hopes to help with any further adaptations that can be used for our riders .
Alanna is a Para-equestrian training for the Paralympics in 2020 with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso. She recently moved here from Los Angeles. After only competing internationally for less than two years, she is currently ranked 7th in the world for her classification. Diagnosed with a chronic neurological disease and then further paralyzed from an infection in 2008, Alanna discovered her love of horses when she started riding for therapy and then learned about the sport of dressage from her adaptive riding instructors. Visit her website and read the most recent article in Sidelines Magazine. Alanna has a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Special Education and brings a wealth of knowledge about horses and adaptive riding to Mane Stream.
Marla Guariglia, MS, CCC-SLP
Marla Guariglia is a New Jersey licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders was completed at Montclair State University and her graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology at Teachers College, Columbia University resulted in a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology.
Marla's career has included working in many settings such as hospitals, private practice, public school and special education schools. She has many years experience in the public schools addressing a wide range of disabilities including cognitive impairment, Autism, and language-based learning difficulties to name a few. She is looking forward to expanding her skills and education in hippotherapy and will be taking the Level I course from the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) in June, 2018. Born and raised in New Jersey, Marla enjoys tap dancing, yoga, and spending time with her dachshunds and three grown daughters.