Staff At The Atlanta Location
Brent Applegate, PT
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.
Carrie Bartelme, OT
Manager, My Heroes at CHP
Carrie has been studying hippotherapy and equine assisted activities since 1999. She is currently a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, PATH Registered Therapist in Hippotherapy, and AHA Level II Therapist. She is a graduate of Brenau University with an Advanced Master Degree in Occupational Therapy and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at the University of St. Augustine. Carrie enjoys spending time with her horses and showing hunter jumper with her horse Ralphie through the American Quarter Horse Association circuit.
Sue Soha, PT
Sue grew up taking lessons and competing in English riding and jumping horses. When she learned of Hippotherapy, she couldn’t believe she could actually get paid working with both children and horses! In 2000, she moved from California Children’s Services to Atlanta, where she worked for the Scottish Rite Children’s Healthcare outpatient clinic. As an NDT certified therapist, she truly loves to work with children who have neurological disorders using the horse as a modality. When not “working”, Sue teaches religious education and sponsors couples for marriage preparation with her husband through her church, and works out doing Aerial Arts.
Rachel Grob, OT
Rachel completed her undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD where she was the Co-Captain of the college’s elite Equestrian Team. She received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in 2014. Her main areas of practice and interest are in sensory processing disorders and developmental delay. Rachel is a member of the AOTA, PATH intl, the American Hippotherapy Association, the Georgia Hand and Upper Extremity Special Interest Group, and is certified to perform physical agent modalities. In her free time, Rachel enjoys competitive horse showing and spending time with family.