Adventures Staff

Julie Wahlenmayer, Director of Adventures

Julie’s passion lies in connecting individuals with the natural world around them. This connection, she believes, benefits humans in a multitude of social, emotional and physical ways as well as benefitting the complex web of life of which humans are a part. Julie has been with Glade Run since 1996, shortly after graduating from Slippery Rock University with a BS in Environmental Studies. Her experiences in animal and horticultural assisted therapies at Glade Run lead Julie to complete her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Julie’s equestrian training and love of gardening have helped to shape our Adventures Program into the unique experiential therapy program that it is today. Julie’s vision for Glade Run Adventures is for it to become a model for sustainable growth and learning.

  • BS Environmental Studies
  • MA Community Mental Health Counseling
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Master Gardener Certification, Penn State
  • NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped) Instructor Certificate
  • Phase 1 trained through the PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Phase 2 trained through the PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship

Carrie Moll, Assistant Director of Glade Run Adventures

Carrie Moll started riding when she was 9 years old purchased her first horse when she was 15. Through high school she competed in hunter/jumper shows with her horse, Petri. She (and Petri) attended Penn State where she majored in Animal Sciences. After graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree, she went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Agriculture and Extension Education from West Virginia University. After school, she spent a year working for Genex, a cattle genetic company, before coming to work at Glade Run Adventures in 2009. She loves working with all of the animals and children and says her favorite part of her job is feeling like she makes a difference in people’s lives everyday.

      • BS Animal Sciences
      • MS Agriculture and Extension Education
      • Phase 1 trained through the PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship
      • Phase 2 trained through the PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship

Joanie Lapic, Therapeutic Horticulture Program Specialist

Joanie has been with Glade Run since December of 2009. She is a Master Herbalist and focuses on medicinal herbs at her part-time home business, Everlasting Gardener. She brings along that expertise, as well as 50 years of gardening experience, to her classes at Glade Run, both at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy and for our summer camps, as well as during private lessons. Herbs for calming and serenity are among the most on-demand here at Glade Run. Joanie enjoys any plant-related activity such as pressing and using botanicals, propagating plants, teaching students about the uses of herbs, vegetables, etc., and caring for plants and the gardens in every way. Her students especially enjoy cooking with culinary herbs and the produce from the gardens.

      • BA Environmental Studies
      • BA English Literature
      • Master Herbalist Certification
      • Certified Aromatherapist

Carey Bailey, Therapeutic Animal Program Specialist

Carey spent just about every summer of her youth at Glade Run Stables as a junior volunteer. After high school, Carey pursued her passion for all things equestrian and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science from Bethany College in 2011. She returned to Glade Run first through a summer position assisting with camps and lessons, and again to accept a full time position after graduation. Carey says that her favorite part of working at Glade Run is the warm, friendly and inviting environment.

      • BS Equine Science
      • Phase 1 trained through the PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship
      • Phase 2 trained through the PA Council on Therapeutic Horsemanship

Cindy Skalyo, Head Riding Instructor 

Cindy grew up as a horse crazy kid with non-horse crazy parents. She started taking riding lessons when she was 9 years old and was able to purchase her first horse when she was 16 and could work to help pay the bills! Cindy attended Otterbein College where she holds a double major in Equine Sciences and International Studies.  After college Cindy held a corporate job, but after the birth of her daughter she decided to go part time and get back into teaching riding lessons. Lucky for us she came to join the Glade Run Adventures family to do that teaching! Cindy loves to bring joy into people’s lives and show kids how to safely love and enjoy horses. She especially loves that “aha moment” when her students figure out something new that they never believed they could do.

      • BS Equine Sciences
      • BS International Studies
      • Pony Club C-3 Certification

Contact Us

To learn more or arrange a tour, please contact Glade Run’s Director of Adventures, Julie Wahlenmayer, at (724) 452.4453, ext.1236. She is happy to provide more detail, based on the specific needs of your child

Join Us

Glade Run Adventures
c/o Glade Run Lutheran Services
P.O. Box 70, Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063