Our staff are not only qualified and experienced, but passionate and love to make a difference in the lives of all of our clients.
About Our Staff
Katrina Mc Eldowney
I was volunteering as a teachers aid in a local school when in 2013 I decided to combine my love of horses and helping children by volunteering at APRDA for 4 days a week while my children were in school. I have been employed as a staff member since 2015. My role is to oversee the day to day running of the centre activities and office accounts.
I’ve loved horses since the day I was born so finding myself too busy with year 11 and 12 to own a horse I decided to volunteer at APRDA to get my horse fix. I commenced volunteering in April of 2013 and was employed as a stable hand and started my Traineeship to become an RDA coach in 2015. I have been working at APRDA as a Coach since completing my traineeship in 2016.
After a break of 7 years, I happily returned to APRDA in 2017 and was invited to train as a riding coach, qualifying about a year later. As an existing carriage driving coach I was also keen to get the driving restarted at APRDA and thanks to the support of the committee and great volunteers, have now achieved this goal. Having a background in vocational education, I also have been fortunate to start an educational/life skills program known as ASDAN. I feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful role and workplace.