Our Staff

The team at Stable Connections is passionate about and committed to the work that we do in helping improve the quality of life for those who participate in our programs.

Professionalism & Commitment

Our facilitating team includes licensed therapists and trained equine specialists who are experts in horse behavior. When appropriate, additional qualified specialists may join our team to help meet specific needs. Our team approach allows us to provide the highest quality services for our clients.
Stable Connections Staff
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Karen Guile-Caron
Executive Director & Founder, EAGALA Military certified

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Karen Guile - Caron
Executive Director & Founder,
EAGALA Military Certified

Karen graduated in 1980 with a degree in Physical Therapy, and attended Lyndon State College working towards her degree in Special Education with a minor in Psychology.

Her desire to work with horses and at-risk youth led Karen to become the first person to be EAGALA Certified with an EAGALA Individual Military Services Designation in Vermont and New Hampshire.

In 2009, Stable Connections made its home on land owned by Karen in Guildhall, Vermont.
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Kathy Peters, LICSW
Licensed Therapist

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Kathy Peters, LICSW
Licensed Therapist

Kathy graduated with a B.S. degree in Recreation from Green Mountain College and then went on to get her Masters in Social Work from the University of Vermont.  A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has spent the majority of her career working with children and families, Kathy discovered Equine Assisted Learning when working for a residential treatment center where participants had the opportunity to participate in programs at Stable Connections. Joining the Stable Connections team after seeing the impact that the program had, Kathy’s recreation experience, combined with her experience working in the mental health field, makes EAL a good match.
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Stephanie Gould, LCMHC
Psychotherapist

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Stephanie Gould, LCMHC
Psychotherapist

Stephanie has worked within various populations and clinical settings over the course of her career as a mental health counselor. Her experiences include supporting soldiers and airmen serving in the NH National Guard, working in various roles within the NH community mental health system, serving students in higher education, providing clinical management in residential substance use disorder treatment programming, and working on various state grants to improve access to care in NH. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, and Communications from Texas Tech University as well as a Master’s in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Plymouth State University.
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Avi Challinor
Stable Staff

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Avi Challinor
Stable Staff

Aviara Challinor is a senior at New England College, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is on the NEC Field Hockey team with an interest in horse showing and becoming a large animal veterinarian, and is a valuable member of the Stable Connections team.
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Joli Lunderville
Stable Staff

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Joli Lunderville
Stable Staff

Joli Lunderville is a junior at Groveton High School and joined the Stable Connections team two years ago. She is interested in going to college for Biology or Zoology, and would like to work with animals after graduation. She is a valuable member of the Stable Connections team.
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Karen Guile-Caron
CEO & Founder

2494 Route 102, Guildhall, VT
(802) 522-3048
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Stable Connections is a tax-exempt organization under the 501(c)(3) section of the IRS.
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