Melissa “Missy” Moon
Missy was introduced to hippotherapy at the age of 14 when her love for horses drew her to volunteering. She continued her work in hippotherapy through high school and while attaining a BS in Health Sciences from UF. She worked in all aspects of the hippotherapy program including horse handling, barn management, program coordination, and fundraising, in addition to daily hands on patient interactions during therapy sessions. Before returning to school for Occupational Therapy, Missy was a full time teacher of kindergarten, 4th, and 6th grades in Sarasota County. Missy graduated from the University of St. Augustine with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2014. She completed internships in outpatient pediatrics, acute care, and has completed Level 1 Certification with the American Hippotherapy Association. Since graduating she has worked in outpatient pediatrics and is currently enjoying life as a full time mother to her 2 children, Owen (19 months) and Cora (2 months). Missy is excited to embark on this new chapter of hippotherapy in St. Augustine!