Unbridled Changes
 at Montgomery Hollow

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Meet Our Staff

Dawn McCasland, MA

Professional Counselor

EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist

In 1994, Dawn received her undergraduate degree from David Lipscomb University in Psychology and Art. She furthered her education by receiving her Master's degree at Trevecca University in Counseling Psychology in 1996. For 17 years she has worked with families and children as a professional counselor.  She began specializing in domestic violence trauma 10 years ago.  She is happily married and has two children, Jack and Abby.  During her free time she enjoys painting and drawing.  She loves all aspects of the farm life and incorporates her animals into her sessions when appropriate.  For this reason, she is a great addition to Unbridled Changes where we use horses to heal people.  We are so glad Dawn has joined our team!

Hal Bowden

Mentor and Co-Founder

Hal Bowden graduated in 1954 from University of North Carolina with a B.S. in Industrial Relations.  He received his MBA from UNC in 1955. 

Hal was employed at DuPont, which brought him and his family from North Carolina to Hendersonville, TN.  Hal was a leader in DuPont’s efforts to save the failing Sontara Business. By creating a work environment that empowered people to grow and work together, Sontara was the highest quality, lowest cost sheet line producer in the world.  Sontara’s business was world class and all those involved contributed to the success.

Through his leadership at Sontara, Hal learned to fit the person to the job verses the job to the person.  This allows each member of the team to showcase their talents and make a positive contribution.  Good leadership requires great flexibility.  These qualities distinguish the difference between a leader and a boss.

Long before Hal’s education and corporate experience, he began his life-long love of horses.  His love of horses served to aid Hal cope with many of life’s circumstances and situations he encountered raising six children, leading a world-class business and being a part of an evolving and progressive family.  Hal is eager to share the wisdom he has acquired through his years of living.    

Roseann Shirley

EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist

Roseann has accumulated an extensive horse background. Since 2007 she has owned and personally cared for her own horses, as well as those belonging to others. She began working closely with the equine professionals here at Montgomery Hollow in 2012. Not only does she assist with handling and caring for the horses, she also contributes to the farm's other operations. She truly enjoys working with the horses and people. 
Roseann is passionate about helping others. She has worked with many children over the years, volunteering in various Children's Church programs and Youth Group ministries. She enjoys many activities such as trail riding, hiking, and spending time with family. She has been married for over 20 years. Her husband has always supported her in her equine endeavors. Together they have raised four children and home schooled two of them through high school.

Tabitha Finney

President and Co-Founder

In 2007, Tabitha received her undergraduate degree in Community and Public Health with an emphasis in Health and Human Performance from Middle Tennessee State University.  She then pursued her Master’s degree in Public Health with dual certification in Health Management and Policy as well as Health Promotion and Education from Benedictine University. 

These experiences helped her realize that her life would soon revolve around ensuring individuals could receive the care and assistance they much needed. In 1999, she and her father began a pediatric practice in Hendersonville, TN.  Within 5 years the practice successfully helped more than 3000 patients on a regular basis.  Her experience includes practice management, business development, medical billing management, and accounting. 

Tabitha is a firm believer in incorporating a work environment where the children are welcome.  This allowed her to start a full-time nursery at the pediatric office.  Her daughter, Tori, has been by her side from the day she was born!  Tori may be seen from time to time riding her own horse at Montgomery Hollow!  Tabitha's hobbies include reading, hiking, and cars!

Olivia Swallows
Vice-President and Co-Founder

Olivia graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a strong focus on Finance.

After working on Music Row for a small, independently owned and operated accounting office, Olivia enrolled in Belmont University, planning to become a CPA with a strong emphasis on tax preparation. Although she did not pursue her plans of becoming a CPA, in 2006 Olivia graduated from Belmont University, Nashville, TN with a Masters in Accountancy.

Shortly after graduating, Olivia left the accounting office and went to work with her sister, Kathy, at The Peanut Shop.  The sister’s plan was for Olivia to work with Kathy a few years, learning how to operate the small business successfully.  Again, those plans changed and ten years later Olivia and Kathy own and operate The Peanut Shop successfully together. 

Through the years of acquiring an education and learning the ropes of self employment, Olivia got married and had four beautiful children.  Ava, Katherine, Callie and William are the center of Olivia’s world, motivation and drive.  She lives with her four children at Montgomery Farm, making Olivia’s children the 9th generation of Montgomery’s to dwell in this unique family home.

Olivia’s experience with the operation of a successful small business includes a retail shop, an internet equine feed and supply venture, as well as overseeing the distribution of a life-saving equine colic remedy for the states of Tennessee and North Carolina.  Olivia’s education coupled with her small business experience and her desire and ability to be a loving mother to four great kids provides her with the tools to successfully oversee the activities performed at Montgomery Hollow.  Her love and life at Montgomery Farm, compassion, loyalty, sympathy and being a good listener are attributes making Olivia a good addition to our team.

Why us?

At Unbridled Changes we strive to ensure our clients receive access to our services in a timely fashion.  The staff of Unbridled Changes will schedule an intake within 24 hours of the initial call.  The intake may be performed on-site or at a location better suited for the client.

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