Brent Applegate, PT
Owner/Therapist
Brent began his career at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, working in many different areas and gaining experience in many of the different phases of the rehab cycle. It wasn’t until he combined his history of horses with that rehab process that he found what he believes to the most efficient and most beneficial form of rehabilitation to date. He believes it is the combination of traditional techniques in this unique setting that have the most profound impact on his patients


Liz Ampe, OT
Liz grew up in northern Michigan but moved in 2002 to Fort Collins to attend CSU’s Occupational Therapy Program. She has been working as an OT in the school district for 8 years and feels fortunate to combine her love of therapeutic services with her love of horses. Liz received her American Hippotherapy Association Level I certification in 2008 and her PATH Registered Instructor Certification in 2009. Liz loves the outdoors, especially when she can enjoy it with friends, family and furry animals.


Megan Schmid, OT
Megan graduated from CSU in 2004 and gained significant neuro rehabilitation experience at Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital before opening her own practice in 2016 and joining My Heroes at CSU. Her schooling and 8+ years at NCRH made her proficient with many populations including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hypertonia, Hypotonia, Medically Fragile, visual impairments, NeuroDevelopmental Treatments, Premature and/or Very Young Infants, and sensory processing.


Taryn Lesser
PATH Certified Riding Instructor
Taryn grew up in a family of large animal veterinarians in New York state. She has lived on top of or in the company of horses for as long as she can remember. In 2014 she moved to Fort Collins and completed her PATH instructor certification. She joined the MY Heroes CSU team in 2016 in the capacity of horse expert and volunteer coordinator and is currently in the process of receiving her degree through CSU to pursue her passion of equine assisted activities and therapies.