Our Staff


Lisa Bowman


Lisa Bowman is the Founder and President of Hope for Hearts Horse Farm.  Lisa is certified as an Equine Experiential Education Facilitator and utilizes her coaching and training skills to assist executives, corporations, teams, groups & individuals to transform into their highest potential by developing skills and behaviors that positively impact their leadership, relationships, communication and overall well-being.

Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Ball State University.  She led Indiana’s largest homecare organization for 14 years, providing leadership to over 350 employees.  During that time, she developed leadership trainings and competencies for various departments.  In addition to her certification as an Equine Experiential Education Facilitator, she has trained in utilizing CliftonStrengths and Personal Wellness and Development alongside Equine Assisted Learning principles.  Lisa is a member of the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A).


Nicole Wilson


Nicole has been a part of Hope for Hearts Horse Farm since 2017. She assists with both individual and group sessions and has seen first-hand the impact that these sessions have on the individuals that visit the farm. 

Nicole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University. She is a member of the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A) and is in the process of pursuing certification as an Equine Experiential Education Facilitator. Nicole has received her instructor and facilitator certification in Strengths-Based Education.

Nicole has 15 years of experience in the field of education including teaching, counseling, coaching, and mentoring youth.  Away from the farm, Nicole works for the Center Grove Community School Corporation, volunteers with CYBC, leads a tutoring ministry, and coaches a girl’s worship team. She believes wholeheartedly in the mission and vision of Hope for Hearts Horse Farm!


Kathleen Terry-Sharp


Kathleen uses her experience, training, and coaching skills to help executives, teams, students, and individuals lead more effectively.  She integrates Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) experiences and Clifton Strengths© to illuminate what horses can teach us about ourselves and how we work with others.  This helps clients to develop more positive relationships and better communication, resulting in good leaders becoming great leaders and transforms working groups into high‐performing teams.  

She is the president of Equ-Insights, Execute Director of the ECHO Foundation, and serves on the National Board of Directors for the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A).  She is an E3A Certified Practitioner and has been a senior leader in higher education, nonprofit, and association management organizations for more than twenty years.  Kathleen has taught graduate courses in Public and Nonprofit Administration and American Government and currently serves on the Master of Public Policy and Administration Advisory Board at the University of Tennessee.  She earned a BA from Millsaps College and an MPA (Organizational Behavior, Policy and Program Evaluation) from the University of Tennessee. Her doctoral work is in Educational Leadership.  


Abigail Bowman

Abigail is the Barn Manager for Hope for Hearts Horse Farm.  She provides oversight to the management of our herd and their needs as well as the maintenance and upkeep of the barn, stalls and equipment.