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Meet our Facilitators

Cindy Nimtz

Cindy graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Western Michigan University. She is certified in k-5th and in Physical Education K-12th. Cindy is a certified Equine Specialist with decades of experience as a professional horse woman. She has owned Circle “C” Stable since 2001. Cindy has developed a gorgeous full service equestrian center that offers boarding, training and lessons. Over the years, she expanded Circle “C” into a unique education and training facility that offers horse camps, equine assisted educational opportunities for homeschoolers, corporate trainings, customized individual and group programs designed for personal and professional growth.

Cindy is a proud partner in the Berrien Springs Youth Partnership.


Shelly Adkins

Shelly assists Cindy with Circle “C” Stable’s Courses with Horses and leads Circle “C”‘s Horse Powered Reading SessionsĀ®. Shelly graduated from Mary Washington University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She also received her certification in Elementary Education. Over the years she has taught First Grade, Fifth Grade, Preschool and has led Socratic Seminars/Literary Circles in 9th Grade English Classes. She has served on a Montessori School Board and has helped Home School Families evaluate and asses their programs in the State of Virginia. Upon moving to Michigan 6 years ago, Shelly met Cindy and began exploring Equine Assisted Learning Classes at Circle “C”. Shelly has since then been certified as a Horse Powered Reading Instructor and has also joined the Berrien Springs Partnership Program as a teacher.