Our Team

Our Team

Learn More About Our Seven Team Specialists


HORSES AND HUMANS has brought together a very experienced and qualified team of specialists.

They each share a love for horses and a passion for using and expanding their knowledge, and applying their skills to deliver the interventions needed to bring sustainable positive change to the lives of adults, teenagers, and children in need.

The impact of their work with participants can be quite extraordinary.
Programs are held in an idyllic rural setting in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.

Our horse partners are very well cared for, healthy, fully vaccinated, and offer a wide range of personalities, ages, and levels of education.

This gives our facilitators a variety of options to challenge, support, and connect with the participants in our programs.

The following qualifications are held by the business members and team partners:


Matty Sormani

  • First Aid incl.
  • CPR -MH - Concussion
  • Alliance suicide prevention
  • FEI Dressage/YH Judge Level B
  • Pony Club Coach L2
  • Equestrian Australia L1 Coach
  • CAD (Coaching Athletes with Disability) through Riding for the Disabled NSW
  • Equine Assisted Learning and Personal Development
  • EAL, EFL, EAGALA Equine Specialist 2017-2021
  • Veterinary Nurse (1963-1973)
  • Coaching Principles Level l and ll UNE
  • Cert ll Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Queensland Drivers License Class LR
Blue Card -Working with Children 172104/7

Coralie Kedzlie

  • First Aid including CPR
  • Level ll/Assessor Equestrian-CAD (Coaching Athletes with Disability) through Riding for Disabled Australia
  • Pony Club Coach L1
  • Assessor for Horse Riding Coach.com
  • Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment
  • Diploma Disability Studies
  • Queensland Drivers Licence
  • Class C Workplace Health and Safety Officer expired 14/7/2013 Number: 021539
Blue Card -Working with Children 28994/8


  • First Aid including CPR
  • USC Occupational Therapist
- Year 2 Student
  • Equestrian & Horse Handler
  • Drivers Lic. Class Green P
  • Blue Card - Working with Children
Blue Card Number - 1756899/1
Nicola Wilson

Nicola Wilson

  • SOCIAL WORKER (AASW member, no.475400 B.SoSc(Psych), M.SocW
  • Mental Health First Aid Australia
  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Ali

    Ali Clift

    • First Aid including CPR
    • Equine Assisted Learning and Development
      • EAL, EFA, EAGALA
      • BEd Hons, Captain (Retd),
      • Queensland Drivers Licence – Class C
      • USC-Studying Masters in Councelling
    Adding further expertise to the team:
    Jessica Doak

    Jessica Doak

    • Clinical Psychologist
    • B.Psych (Hons), MPsych(Clin),      MAPS
    Email: admin@grassrootspsych.com
    Phone: 0474 467 381
    Lauren D'Arsie

    Lauren D'Arsie

    • Physiotherapist
    • FELDENKRAIS METHOD℗ Practioner (CFP)
    • CHILD'SPACE METHOD℗ Practioner (CSP)
    Email: lauren@childspace.com.au
    Phone: 0403 230 292

    Our most valuable assets:

    Some of the wonderful horses from Horses and Humans