Meet The Team

Kelley Warren, M.S., CCC-SLP 

Executive Director and Speech Language Pathologist

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Kelley has been practicing in the field of speech language pathology for over 10 years.  She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and with her Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is an AHCB Hippotherapy Certified Therapist, certified with the American Speech and Hearing Association, and licensed to practice speech pathology in the state of Texas.  Her areas of expertise include developmental delays, autism, and neurogenic disorders.  Kelley has spent the majority of her career as a clinician and rehabilitation manager at TIRR Memorial Hermann.   During her career she has obtained several additional certifications such as MNDT, Brain Injury Specialist Certification, AHCB, and has been presented with the ACE continuing education award. 

 

Ruthe Warren

Director of Equine Operations

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Ruthe oversees the care, safety, and training of Cowboy Up horses. She has extensive equine knowledge and has over 40 years of equine experience including breeding, training, and performance.  Ruthe also trains therapy dogs and takes her therapy dog, Christopher, to hospitals on a weekly basis.

 

 

 

Lisa Robken, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Lisa Robken received an undergraduate degree at Lehigh University, and a masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2011. Her work experience includes oncology, orthopedics, and brain and spinal cord injury in all settings. Hippotherapy has proven to be her most passionate and exciting professional venture yet! Specialty areas include developmental delays, sensory processing, and neurological injuries- birth related and acquired. She speaks Spanish at an intermediate level.  The team at Cowboy Up Therapies is thrilled to have her on board!

 

 

David Ducic

Chief Marketing Officer

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David has 20 years of experience in Product Management, Business Strategy and Product Marketing. He has applied his expertise in organizations ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar companies including Microsoft, IBM, Pearson and Apollo Education Group. When David is not marketing Cowboy Up Therapies, he enjoys spending time with his cats Joey and Chandler.

Michael Jewart

Portfolio Manager

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Michael has more than 20 years in business development.  He has received many awards and recognition including multiple Top Performer Awards at Apollo Group, Education Excellence Award, and Outstanding Community Service Awards.  He was Arizona Press Club’s first place winner for 4 out of 5 consecutive years.  Michael specializes in marketing and product development.  He finds joy in helping others and has trained several service dogs for Power Paws and Eye Dog Foundation.

 

Tu Da Lou

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Tu Da Lou “Louie” is an arabian gelding who developed a passion for helping people after he experienced his own traumatic event in 2012. Louie’s injury resulted in a a broken leg requiring major surgery, and he endured a very long rehabilitation including aquatic therapy.  He is now 100% and enjoys being with people so he makes an outstanding therapy horse.  He loves to be brushed and tends to be on the playful side.

 

KaBoom

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KaBoom “Boomer” is a miniature therapy horse who has made many community appearances including Share Autism’s Awareness Walk, TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Fall Festival, Texas Pediatrician Society’s annual convention, and other community locations in order to brighten people’s day. He also enjoys helping children who may initially be shy around horses to grow comfortable with a horse they can see eye-to-eye with.  KaBoom is very gentle and children quickly learn how caring horses can be through Boomer.

 

Bear

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Bear is a Quarter horse who worked Warren Ranch’s cattle for many years.  He now serves as a therapy horse bringing many children joy with his quiet and gentle nature.  He dominates the herd but is often referred to as the “gentle giant” at the ranch.

 

Wilturner

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Wilturner, “Turner” jointed the Cowboy Up Therapies family in December of 2015 after Kelley found him in the middle of the street in Houston with no home.  His sweet temperament, love for children, and to desire to please made him an excellent candidate for a therapy dog.  He finds much joy in his job and looks forward to seeing his friends come visit on a weekly or biweekly basis.  In his free time he enjoys rough-housing with his sister Chloe.

 

Chloe

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Chloe is a catahoula mix who found her way to Warren Ranch and into Kelley’s heart in 2013.  She is a highly energetic dog who exhibits a sweet nature and love for children.  She has a unique ability to empathize with those around her.  She loves attention and does not know a stranger.  She loves belly rubs and is a natural at rounding up the cattle.  In her free time she enjoys stealing raw hide bones from her brother, Turner and chewing her mom and dad’s shoes.

 

FinnLand

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FinnLand is the newest member of the Cowboy Up Therapies family.  She was born on March 4, 2017.  Stay tuned as FinnLand grows up and begins her training as a therapy horse!

 

In loving memory of Sydney

IMG_7524 Sydney had a special passion for children.  She was trained as a service dog and then retired from service to pursue life as a pampered therapy dog.  She is deeply missed and will always be a part of our Cowboy Up family.