Kristi Fuson has 5+ years of experience working therapy clinic offices as well as many years of personal experience of having her own kids in various types of therapy. Kristi is passionate about the amazing benefits that therapy can have and feels so blessed to be able to be a part of your family’s journey with Sundance.
Personally, she is married to the most incredible man, Jon, who is a middle school math teacher. They have 5 spectacular kiddos ranging in ages from 12 to 3, three girls and two boys. They love to go on adventures together, play games, swim, play catch, have movie nights and pretty much just spend as much time together as possible. The whole family is also musical as well, so we really enjoy playing music, singing and almost always have music playing somewhere in our house.
Kristi looks forward to meeting you and your families and looks forward to speaking with you about your families specific goals. Kristi loves being a part of Sundance and hopes to share this special place with you and your families as well!
Lindsay was born and raised in the PNW, and has always been passionate about helping and connecting with people. Her professional experience includes volunteer and project management, and loves when the work also allows time to connect with kids - finding they always teach the most meaningful life lessons. Lindsay and her husband have been married for 15 years and live in Bonney Lake with their 3 children; one in High School, one in Middle School, and one that just turned One year old. So, when she's not at the barn with all of you or out cultivating ways to further empower this amazing program, you can bet she's out carpooling teens or chasing that little guy around!
Lindsay consistently seeks new ways to connect with the volunteers at Sundance and for new opportunities to inspire growth; always working to expand outreach that focuses on making a difference throughout our community. If volunteers have questions, concerns, or feedback to share, they shouldn't ever hesitate to reach out to Lindsay or stop her at the barn, as she is strongly committed to ensuring that the experience at Sundance is positive, mission focused, and fun!
Executive Director of Sundance Circle Hippotherapy Foundation
Demarie grew up in Washington and graduated from Western Washington University in 2001 with a BA in Human Services. She worked as a Legal Advocate for victims of sexual assault and child abuse until 2007. After marrying her husband, Andy, in 2006, she moved to Puyallup and began her career in fundraising working at Good Samaritan Foundation.
Demarie stepped away from work in 2009 when her twins were born 4 months early; her son is blind and on the spectrum, so she has a deep knowledge and compassion for parents/caregivers navigating the medical, therapy, and school systems.
She began volunteering at Sundance in early 2023 and fell in love with the kids receiving therapy, as well as the horses. Her son receives hippotherapy at Sundance and her husband and daughter also volunteer here.
Demarie also co-owns her own interior decorating business. She enjoys spending time with her family & friends, walking her dogs, visiting the mountains and ocean when she can, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.
Sarah Cochran is a patient and family relations specialist at Sundance Circle Hippotherapy. She has over a decade of experience in sales and practice management, and she brings her skills and expertise to her role in supporting patients and their families.
She began her career in sales, and she quickly rose through the ranks to become a successful sales trainer. After more than a decade in sales, she decided to make a change and move into practice management. She worked as a practice manager for several years, where she developed a deep understanding of the challenges faced by providers and patients.
In 2022, Sarah joined Sundance Circle Hippotherapy. She is a dedicated and compassionate professional. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help her patients and their families.
In addition to her professional work, Sarah is also a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is active in her community, and she is passionate about supporting local organizations that help children and families.