The Equinection Staff

Staff (1-2-1) (3)Karen Head

Executive Director

B.A. Theatre Arts
M.Ed. Creative Arts Education
Advanced Eponaquest Facilitator
Consummate Teacher Training from Kumu Consulting

I have studied and practiced experiential education for thirty years. Expressive arts techniques I use anchor and enrich clients’ experiences.

I grew up with horses and have been a trail guide, riding teacher, and ranch hand. Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) combines my love for horses and experiential learning and help me teach people how to come to a deeper awareness of themselves.

After completing the Advanced Eponaquest Facilitator-Training program, I wanted more specific training to improve teaching skills. I began a concentrated 6 year study of teaching at what is now, Kumu Consulting.

As my life attests, I value the challenge of self-discovery, and the courage required to look within for answers. As a result of my extensive and ongoing training, Karen developed a specialized Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL)/Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) program at Equinection that uses awareness as a guide to self-discovery and personal transformation. She is a dedicated and gifted teacher.

Staff (1-2-1) (1)Kenneth Johnson


Without Kenneth, Equinection would not be what it is today. Over ten years now, he and Karen plan, build, and perfect the facility and farm. Kenneth did all of the excavating and oversaw all of the building. He is a talented man who is as good with a horse as he is with a track-hoe. He oversees the care of the horses and the land. Everything Kenneth does is to the highest standard. He is an integral part of the Equinection family.

Staff (1-2-1)Kim Bentley

Barn Manager

Kim (Kenneth’s daughter) came to us at the very beginning, and worked with her father clearing the land for pastures. Simply put, Kim has brought color and warmth to Equinection. She followed behind the excavation landscaping and planting gardens. Her flowers bloom from the earliest of spring to late fall. Her main job is to take care of the horses, which is the best support she offers, as the way we care for the horses determines the ability the horses have to care about our participants. With her open and generous spirit, Kim finds many ways to support participants from making sure there is a chair to rest on or a much-needed bottle of water available on a hot day. Kim, like her father, is a valuable asset to the whole Equinection community.

Staff (1-2-1) (2)Polly Knowles

Office Manager

Polly oversees the office, all registrations, the books and organizing for workshops.  She brings order, expertise, and a warm welcoming voice to the business of Equinection. She has years of experience and we are grateful she is here to manage the office, keep us organized and bring her “can do” attitude to all things regarding numbers, files and schedules.