Mickey has spent her lifetime in the equine industry from 4-H to training and showing horses, to then fifteen years spent as a jockey, riding in ten different states on the east coast. Moving to CA to finish out her race career, she eventually left the racetrack and created a riding program for a residential treatment facility in Northern CA for emotionally disturbed boys – Sierra Boys Ranch, where she also worked as a residential counselor and house director for the program for ten years.

She attended her first EAGALA training in September 2000, after which she then became Equine Services Director for Sierra Family Services and helped transform the equine component into a true EAGALA Model program. Literally hundreds of hours of later providing EAGALA model sessions with numerous mental health team members and with a wide variety of clientele over the years.

Mickey became an EAGALA trainer in 2004, she has also held many roles through-out the years in Eagala, as a member of the Board of Directors, Eagala Equine Program Director, Eagala Mentor, Eagala USA/Canada Regional Director. Her dedication and support to providing and training the Eagala model, and to the Eagala organization remains strong, to continue in the role of a trainer and on the Eagala Membership Support Services team.