Meet the BH 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! No Joke. In my younger years I got in a lot of trouble, making life pretty hard for myself. It's what brought me here. I am so grateful to be able to work with people to create their best lives while being an example that you are not your past.
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
Specialization: Yoga Teacher (RYT200), ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Pranayama (breathwork) guide, health/wellness coaching
Passions: Yoga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, total human optimization, exploring nature, connecting with others, and my German Shepherd, Boone!
Motto: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Born: Pierre, SD
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.