MontanaQuest Facilitator Bios

SHARI MONTANA, Founder MontanaQuest Equine Guided Services

  • BS, Clinical Psychology EWU, Cheney

  • BFA Painting and Ceramic Sculpture, UM, Missoula

  • Advanced Eponaquest Instructor  2014

    • Eponaquest Instructor 2009

    • Eponaquest Master Herder Instructor 2018

    • Eponaquest Power of the Herd Instructor 2013

    • Kids and Horses Protocol Training 2009

  • QPR Certified in Suicide Prevention 2018

    • Mandt system Training 2003

  • Montana Conference on Suicide Prevention 2018

  • Parelli Natural Horsemanship 2004, 2006

  • EAGALA Certified Horse Professional 2016


Shari’s interests are horses, painting, sculpting, travel, reading, research, movies and grandchildren - not necessarily in that order…

CHRISTINA CARRUTHERS, MontanaQuest Facilitator


  • EAGALA Certified Horse Professional 2016

  • University of Montana, Missoula

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training 2018

  • Specializes in Heart Breathing with horses

  • Focus on LGBT, especially the Transgender Community and in support of Trans Youth coming out

  • 2015 Tina joined the MontanaQuest EGS Team as a Facilitator where she will specialize in Empowerment Workshops – “The Power of Choice” as her main inspiration


Tina’s interests are biking, canoeing and woodworking and she loves all animals

ERIKA KOSKELA, MontanaQuest Facilitator


  • BASW/Minor Psychology, UM, Missoula

  • Erika is an enrolled member of the Round Valley reservation of California, and has ancestry with the Wailaki, Chinook, and Quinault tribes.

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training 2018

  • Worked to preserve the Salish language at Nkwusm Immersion School

  • Ceremonial Leader

  • 2018 Erika joined the MontanaQuest EGS Team as a Facilitator where she specializes in Rites of Passage, Nature Immersion and Youth Programs

About Us


MontanaQuest EGS provides training for individuals who want to supercharge their overall success in life! 

  • MontanaQuest Equine Guided Services is an Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning Center.

  •  In our trainings you will learn:

    • To create and maintain high functioning management teams and communities at work and other social settings

    • To strengthen relationships with partners, family, friends and others in your life

    • To develop and deepen personal sustainability, empowerment and resiliency

    • To empower your innate leadership style

MontanaQuest defines and refines these essential interpersonal skills through horse-guided, nature-based experiential learning.

We are proud to offer a range of workshops and programs which offer personal growth and leadership development skills. 

Programs we offer include:

  • EFEL Facilitator Training Program; 

  • Horses for Hope - Emotional Fitness for Suicide Prevention ;  

  • Sentient Horsemanship


Our workshops and trainings take place at beautiful River Pines  Farm and Horse Sanctuary near Missoula, Montana. 


Please select one of the options below to learn more and/or register for the experience of a lifetime!


We have two additional Facilitators joining us in 2021 Hannah Vasquez and Chandali Vinyard - both 2020 graduates of the MontanaQuest Facilitator Training Program and are now certified MontanaQuest Facilitators. Welcome to the herd to you both!  Bios coming soon.

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