Meet The Rec Therapy Team
We are so honored to meet you and work together!
Please contact us if we can answer any specific questions for you.
Mustard & Gumph
Certified Therapy Dogs & Official Rec Therapy Mascots
Services: Emotional Support, Trail Blazing, Danger-Detection
Specializations: Love, Protection, Support, & Energy Transmission
Passions: Dirt, Trails, Truck rides, Snuggles & Snacks
Motto: "All You Need is Love."
Born: Black Hills, South Dakota & Streets of Virginia
Adventure Guide: Backpacking Trips & Day Hikes
Specializations: Guiding in the Black Hills, Understanding Energy, Frequency & Vibrations, Living in the Moment, Life Coaching
Passions: I love nature and I love people! There is a lot we can learn about ourselves and the world from nature. It's a wonderful teacher!
Greatest Accomplishment: Being a Father & Husband. I credit my wife and children for giving me purpose and direction at a young age.
Motto: "The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Born: Black Hills, South Dakota
ANGelena M. PLUMMEr cpc, LPC-MH, QMHP
Creator, Licensed Counselor, Coach & Recreational Therapist
Specializations: Positive Psychology, Phenomenology (perspective-taking), Coaching, Recreational Therapy & Destination Therapy
Passions: Being me. Helping people love & accept themselves where they're at, without judgment.
Personal Intention: To Live, Every Day, with Love in My Life, Gratitude in My Heart, and Wonder for the World.
Greatest Accomplishment: Staying out of jail & Not having kids!
Motto: "Work Hard, Play Harder." & "Today is the Best Day of My Life!"
Born: Black Hills, South Dakota
Adventure Guide: Paddleboarding & Kayaking, Biking, SUP Yoga
Services: Private Yoga Instruction, Health Coaching, & Reiki
Specializations: Self-Love, Consistency, Nutritional Mindedness
Passions: I am most passionate about all aspects of health and wellness. I love everything to do with the body! I also love building meaningful connections with people. Everyone has an amazing story we can learn from!
Motto: "YOU ARE THE HEALER! YOU HAVE EVERYTHING WITHIN YOU TO HEAL YOURSELF AND LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE!"
TIM Soelzer, CPC
Certified Professional Coach, Hiking Guide, & Grief Coach
Specializations: "It's Just Your Nature" Energy Profiling, "Painted Prayers" facilitating, companioning through grief, Self-Love & Positive Psychology
Passions: I am passionate about companioning people through life! Life can throw so much at us, from every angle, so let’s get out and get back to nature and basics. This is where we find out who we truly are.
Greatest Accomplishment: My son of course! Also, choosing to change my lifestyle to be more health conscious. I have to date lost 60 pounds!
Motto: "Do you realize how much had to happen perfectly since the creation of the universe for you to even exist? Think about it, YOU are a miracle!"
Daniel Burnison, CPC
Adventure Guide: Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Hiking, Life Coaching
Specializations: Self-Acceptance, Holding Space,Positive Psychology, Perspective-Taking, Fun-Facilitating!
Passions: Music! I love to sing and perform locally. I also enjoy being a sounding board for others and a safe place to share thoughts and feelings freely. Being outside has become a church of sorts for me. Nature has a plethora of metaphors for life and I love sharing those lessons with others.
Motto: "You can never get enough time in a hammock."
FREDA BRUCE, CPC
Adventure Guide: Nature Walks, Brewery Discovery, Life Coaching
Specializations: My role is to help wherever I am needed and making BHRT the coolest recreational therapy on the map! I have been through a tremendous amount of loss in my life and helping in any way I can is the best therapy for me.
Passions: Creating fun and laughter wherever I go.
Greatest Accomplishments: My children and the coolest grandchildren Ever!
Motto: Never Ever Stop Believing!
Born: Glasgow, Montana (known as the middle of nowhere, really! Look it up). Moved to the beautiful Black Hills in 2014.