Meet Our Team!


“Horses don’t think the same way as humans.
Some things that’s most unique about the horse, that I love, is not what he possesses, but what he doesn’t possess. And that is greed, spite, hate, jealousy, envy, and prejudice. The horse doesn’t possess any of those things. If you think about people, the least desirable people to be around usually possess some or all of those things. And the way God made the horse, He left that out.”
— Buck Brannaman


Kent Crumpley,

CTRI-Executive Director

Kent is the guy who started this amazing organization! If you don't see Kent working the grounds or helping with therapies, you'll find him in his office making this big dream happen! Kent has 10 years of experience with Equine Assisted Activities/therapy and has served since 2011 as the Executive Director and Founder of Equi-Librium Therapy Center. He is also a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.


Alex Putthoff,

Office Administrator

Alex is the Office Administrator here at ETC! She joined the team in June 2017. She has 7 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities, and a passion for horses as well! She loves ETC and the kids we serve here! You will most often find her in her office, helping make the magic happen from there. She's usually sipping on a cup of coffee, typing away on her computer, or chatting with a parent on the phone. Come by and say "Hi!" next time you're in!


Tyler Swatzell,

Equine & Facilities Manager

Tyler joined the team in November 2017 as Equine & Facilities Manager. He has an extensive background in colt starting and horse training, and has also worked with children with special needs since 2014. He also has his own barn here in Rogersville where he trains horses and teaches lessons with his wife. Tyler keeps a watchful eye over the herd, and makes sure they are in tip top shape for therapy! He works very hard behind the scenes, maintaining our beautiful facility and caring for our therapy horses.