Meet Our Team
Dr. Tammye Markle, the Founder of Trinity Reins Ranch & Ministries, is an ordained minister and has a Doctorate in Biblical Studies and a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling. Tammye is a Certified Faith-based Equine Assisted Philosophy (FBEAP) Program Facilitator and Instructor and is a 'John Maxwell' Certified Coach, Leadership Trainer, and Speaker. Tammye is the former Chairman of the Miss Texas Pageant Inc., where she provided mentorship and leadership development for young women. In addition, she has been counseling adult victims of childhood sexual abuse and trauma as well as conducting equine assisted learning and coaching for several years.
Growing up on a small ranch in Texas, Tammye has been influenced by horse and herd behavior her entire life. When she wasn't spending time with her family or her horses, Tammye was motivating young people to develop effective leadership skills and a heart for service.
Tammye founded Trinity Reins Ministries when she felt that God was calling her to use her experience with horses, leadership and life challenges to help and influence others. She felt the call to create a safe place where people who are coping with life challenges can interact with God and the herd in a way that promotes experiential healing and freedom.
Malisa Jones is an Equine Specialist and Certified Faith-Based Equine Assisted Philosophy (FBEAP) Program Facilitator at Trinity Reins Ministries. Horses have been a part of Malisa's life since her youth. Malisa was born on a military base and when she was in high school, her family moved to a farm where she learned to respect and care for many animals, including horses. Malisa was introduced to Equine-assisted learning and mentoring as a participant, following a series of traumatic life events. Now, years later, Malisa is using her growing knowledge of FBEAP and her faith and love of God to share her experience and help others. Malisa is a licensed real estate professional.
Carol Ploetz is our Programs Director, retreats/corporate leader and an experienced equine specialist. Carol received her EAL certification from OK Corral, the founder of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and EAGALA. She has also received multiple FBEAP certifications from Unbridled Faith. Carol has developed the instructors manual for our Trinity Equine Assisted Mentoring program, which is a successful after-care program for individuals rescued from human trafficking. She has created and leads multiple retreats, including True Identity and Restoring Hope.
A graduate of Purdue University, her professional experience includes consulting work with Fortune 500 companies to affect change and develop cohesive work teams. Carol’s firsthand knowledge of human resources and team dynamics allows her to have a unique ability to include equine assisted learning to facilitate personal growth and team building.
Cyndi Drummond, MA, LPC-S is the Clinical Consultant at Trinity Reins Ministries.
Cyndi is licensed by the Texas Board of Examiner of Professional Counselors as a Professional Counselor and Supervisor (Licensure #: 14795). Her thirty-years of therapeutic expertise include trauma-informed and evidence-based counseling for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and severe neglect; crisis support & assessment for various underserved populations including children and youth in foster care and victims of intimate partner and family violence. Cyndi also has extensive experience in developing and implementing at-risk and prevention-focused evidenced-based programming.
Cyndi grew up in West Virginia and loves nature and animals. She has a passion for helping others and feels the healing atmosphere each time she visits Trinity Reins Ranch.
Amanda Carroll is a Certified Faith-Based Equine Assisted Philosophy (FBEAP) Program Facilitator at Trinity Reins Ranch. She has a passion for serving her community and helping to bring healing to those that have experienced trauma and pain. She attended Clemson University and obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology. She went on to work in retail management for five years, during which time she was heavily involved in volunteer work. In addition to her work with Trinity Reins, Amanda currently teaches English as a Second Language and volunteers as a CASA advocate. She is a strong believer in the freedom and restoration of hope that occur when we partner with horses to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and embrace His truth.
Madison Johnson is a Certified Faith-Based Equine Assisted Philosophy (FBEAP) Program Facilitator at Trinity Reins Ranch. Her passion for animals and agriculture is evident in that she showed livestock and participated in programs such as 4-H and FFA throughout her youth. She then obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from Texas A&M University and went on to teach high school Agricultural Science courses and serve as an FFA advisor. Madison is an advocate and spokesperson for the life lessons and benefits that livestock can have on our youth. She is passionate about horses and the ability for God to use them to interact with people to reveal His truth. Madison is very active in her church and the community and strives to help others heal through experiencing the peace and hope that only God can provide.
Our Equine Team