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Who We Are

Matt Glasrud, MBA
Executive Director

Matt

Matt Glasrud is the Executive Director. He brings a passion for working with people and a love of animals to HorsePower. Matt has a multi-faceted background in the corporate and private sector, an MBA from the University of South Dakota, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Wyoming. If it involves being outdoors, he is probably in the middle of it. Matt is a big believer in the therapeutic power of animals; the opportunity to help people and his great zeal for horses, drove him to HorsePower. Ask him about his experience with a horse named Bob, or his grandpa’s Palomino named Pat.

Tammy Doan
Occupational Therapist-Hippotherapy

Tammy

Tammy Doan was born and raised In North Dakota, received her occupational Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota, and has lived in South Dakota since 1998. Tammy has provided OT Services in a variety of settings including a school system, residential care center, long term care facility, community outpatient, and home health. She has also volunteered at HorsePower during therapeutic riding lessons since January 2015. Along with her desire to assist others reach their full potential; Tammy has a love for horses. "I believe the power of a horse to help facilitate therapy goals is a truly amazing and unique experience. I am very excited to be a part of HorsePower’s mission!"

Shelly Bartels
Head Instructor

Shelly Bartels began as a volunteer at HorsePower cleaning and doing chores in 2012.  Later she started helping in lessons and came on as a second instructor in the summer of 2018.  Shelly is the owner of Doc Hudson and enjoys spending time with her 2 and 4 legged friends and family members.  She likes horseback riding and training the family dog, Sky.  Shelly never knew how quickly you could loose track of time being in the barn and taking in the sights and sounds of nature!

Jamie Krogstad
Program Coordinator

We are happy to have Jamie Krogstad as our program coordinator. Jamie graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor's degree in animal science/agricultural business (Go Jacks!). She spent her childhood around horses and is excited to be working with them again here at HorsePower! In her free time, Jamie enjoys working on the farm, getting lost in a good book, and going to livestock shows.  Her latest project is training her puppy, Maggie.