Holly, our incredible Horse Handler, joined Joy Opens Doors in June of 2021. She has worked tirelessly to provide oversight and safety to our enthusiastic team and to make sure our equines are well-trained, healthy, and safe to use. Holly is a graduate of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, and she has a a degree in progress in Animal Sciences  with a minor in Learning and Leadership Sciences from Iowa State University.

She is originally from Bridgton, Maine, and loves traveling around the world to find new ways to use her skills and increase her experience. She specializes in animal well-being and the way it contributes to human well-being. 

She is a donkey enthusiast, and has a mammoth donkey named Abraham. Currently she is excited to be living in a tiny house, and spends her free time exploring the local area, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with Abraham!