Community Partnerships + Collaborations

My passion is partnering with like-minded therapists, businesses, schools, and organizations.

The spirit of collaboration broadens opportunities for all concerned and creates new possibilities for serving our community. Please let me know how I can support you.

A Brief List of Our Community Partners Includes:

  • Valley View Hospital / Calaway•Young Center-Art

  • The Art Base (Formerly Wyly Community Art Center)
  • Pathfinders Aspen

  • Smiling Goat Ranch

  • Windwalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center

  • Momenta Recovery for Women
  • Huts for Vets

  • Davi Nikent

  • Jaywalker Lodge Alcohol and Drug Treatment
  • A New Path Recovery and Sober Living

  • Roaring Fork Access-After school program

  • Turning Point Behavioral Treatment Program

  • Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities

  • Carbondale Middle School

  • Colorado Mountain College

  • Sopris Therapy Services

  • Roaring Fork School District



Team Building Event

Community Grief and Loss Ceremony for Adults and Children

Professional Collaborations


Partnering with therapists and others interested in offering experiential activities and powerful breakthroughs for their clients, through the use of expressive arts and/or equine facilitated experiences, has been a passion of mine for many years.

If you enjoy brainstorming and creating powerful results for your clients, please contact me.


  • Pathfinders Aspen

    • Referrals and collaboration with Pathfinders therapists.
  • Shelley Rosenberg and Nancy Coyne, Sonoita, AZ

    • Professional Collaboration: Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts with the Herd

  • Carol Shure, Carbondale, CO

    • Family Constellation Facilitator, Professional Collaboration: Constellations with Horses, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts with the Herd

  • Julie Bridge, Sebastopol, CA

    • Tabula Rasa Ranch, Professional Collaboration: Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Expressive Arts with the Herd

  • Giant Steps Equine Therapeutic Equestrian Center, CA
    • Julie Larson, Executive Director. Development of Equine Facilitated Learning and Psychotherapy Program


Program + Curricculum Development


I design programs, curriculum, and unique special projects for schools, organizations, and non-profits.  I work with both child and adult populations.

I create rituals and ceremonies to support transitions, celebrations and grief and loss.

Some of these include:

  • 1991-The Quilt of Cultural Understanding. A photo quilt and narratives by children promoting cultural understanding in the Roaring Fork Valley. Children were given cameras to “photograph their world” Essays were written to share their life experiences.

  • 2010-2011-The Child’s Eye: A 9-month art, photography and equine program to promote self-esteem, communication, and creativity for youth-at-risk, in collaboration with the Manus Fund and CCAH. The program culminated in a book and exhibition at Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanity.

  • 2012-Art, Healing, and HOPE. A 6-week curriculum for cancer patients and survivors. The program was sponsored by Valley View Hospital, Aspen Thrift Store, The Manus Foundation and Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, and Oncology On Canvas. The project culminated in an exhibition of local artists as well as international artists from Oncology On Canvas.
  • 2014-2016-Jaywalker Lodge Recovery Center-Designed, developed, and implemented expressive art and equine facilitated learning curriculums, including a working art studio.

  • 2017-Current-Art, Healing, and Hope a free community outreach program, offering mental health support through creativity. The program is sponsored by The Art Base and Calaway•Young Cancer Center.
  • 1989-Present-Ongoing community-based expressive arts programs and workshops through my company Creative Awakenings International for adults and children

Custom Designed Programming. The sky’s the limit!


“While creating the agenda for our Family Resource Center end-of-year retreat I wanted to include a creative team experience and Sheri’s name immediately popped into my head. I knew she would facilitate a beautiful process and would support us with creating something unique and truly reflective of our team. Sheri arrived at our retreat site early and prepared for our team session. Her warmth and passion were gratefully received by our team. We all felt safe to share and created a colorful piece of art together that we decided to hang in our shared family space in Carbondale. Thank you, Sheri, for all you offer to our community!”

Sarah Fedishen

Family Services Director, Roaring Fork Schools

How can I support you?

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