Educational Programs


What would you like to teach ... or learn?

Mary’s instructional experience ranges from the barn to the boardroom. Frequently called upon to provide creative instructional program development, from state-wide initiatives to customized individual plans, Mary’s topics may vary, but her outcome’s the same  --  genuine satisfied smiles, and a high-quality product.

Projects include:

        Positive Psychology and Happiness  - Presentations, Workshops, Retreats

  1.     Songwriting Retreats for wounded veterans

  2.     Program development and talent recruitment for Discovery Retreats

  3.     Numerous educational tourism programs for the State of New York

  4.     Development of “Spanish for Social Service Workers” program for Rensselaer County

  5.     Revision of Foundations Program  - Coach Training Manual for MentorCoach, LLC

  6.      and many more...

Featured program:  The Barn School     



A hands-on (hands-dirty!) educational camp at Indian Ladder Farms, Altamont, NY

Take a glimpse at The Barn School an award-winning series of camps that Mary started with Laurie Ten Eyck of Indian Ladder Farms. This program immersed kids into the world of sustainable agriculture while raising funds for Heifer International. (Their parents had a hard time leaving, and always arrived early, wanting to get in on the lessons and activities. “When are you going to have one for us?” they asked.) Combining local experts from the agricultural community like a sheep shearer, a wool spinner, a bee keeper, etc., along with original materials and supplements from Heifer International, we were able to create a vast world of learning and awareness, all while having a barn-shaking good time!

Ready for work!

Cows, goats, pigs...need breakfast, too!

Dr. Roger Ellis, NYS veterinarian and Heifer International Board Member, describes animal care in foreign countries where Heifer works with families.

Goat hugging--tough job but somebody’s gotta do it.

Available soon! An English/Spanish book for children and adults with photos and details of the program. (All proceeds will benefit Indian Ladder Farms and Heifer International.) If you’d like to be on the waiting list write

Need some educational support? Creative input? Contact us now!



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