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Certified Equine Specialist, Neurofeedback Practitioner, PLT Therapy, Professional Behavior Analyst, Success Catalyst

RONALD KERN

Ron has always been an entrepreneur at heart.  He started his first company at the age of 23, with no formal education after high school, from the basement of his parent’s home and turned it into a multimillion-dollar operation and one of the top three private investigation firms in the United States with 49 employees.  Together with his wife Lisa, Ron has successfully started 6 companies, has helped thousands of clients, and has a heart to serve others.

In 2013, he and his wife Lisa sold all of their companies and "retired."  In 2015 Ron and Lisa created Limbitless, a non-profit organization that helps combat wounded veterans, adaptive persons, and first responders.  They hold the yearly Limbitless Challenge in Boise at the iconic Table Rock.

In 2018 they sold their dream home, and moved to Back Forty Farms, a 42-acre ranch just outside of Kuna, and created NeuroBalanced.  This slice of heaven includes many experienced therapy horses, a variety of farm animals and wildlife, a large creek nestled along the property - all in a safe, quiet, peaceful and healing environment.

 

NeuroBalanced is the only company that combines equine therapy, neurofeedback, life transformation curriculum, assessments, and coaching into one program.

 

Ron is author of Passion In Action and Love Your Work - Unlock Your Potential, Love Your Life 

 

Ron and Lisa have two amazing children and have been married for 28 years.

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TI-EAL (Trauma Informed Equine Therapy), Certified in PLT (Polychromatic Light Therapy) • Professional Behaviors Analyst (CPBA) • Driving Forces Analyst (CPDFA) • Entrepreneurship Master Coach • Leadership & Development Master Coach • Personal Success Master Coach • Principles of Christian Life Coaching • Communication and Interview Mastery • Certified Business Strategy & Growth Expert • Go-Giver Life & Business Master Coach

 

Recognition:

Idaho Small Business of the Year - 2015

Entrepreneur of the Year - 2014

Certified Equine Specialist, Neurofeedback Practitioner, PLT Therapy

HEATHER KERN

After graduating high school with a 4.2 GPA, Heather attended Boise State University and Carrington College earning her Medical Assisting degree. She received a perfect score on the AAMA exam and has been a Certified Medical Assistant with St. Luke’s Neurosurgery in Meridian for the last 4 years. 

Heather was born and raised in Idaho and currently lives in Nampa with her boyfriend of over 2 years, Skyler. She enjoys photography, traveling abroad, dance and studying history. She loves exploring new cultures and has been blessed enough to have some pretty cool experiences - swimming with sharks, skydiving in Oahu, going on safari across Kenya, standing atop the Eiffel Tower and meeting some of her favorite A-list celebrities. 

Heather suffers from several chronic illnesses and through her life experiences she can more easily relate to and help those in need. Her main goal is to help people find and build their true self-worth and confidence all while improving other aspects of their life. 

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TI-EAL (Trauma Informed Equine Therapy), PLT (Polychromatic Light Therapy), Certification in Medical Assisting (CMA, AAMA), BLS Provider Certified (AHA; CPR and AED Program).

Bachelor of Science Mathematics Secondary Education, Certified Equine Specialist

JOHNNY URRUTIA

Johnny U. is a certified Level II equine specialist through EAGALA, a model of equine-assisted psychotherapy services which focuses on growth and learning.  He also trains in diaphragmatic breathing and movement and meditation.

Throughout his years the only constant in Johnny’s life has been horses. His love of horses helped him connect with his father, which led to Johnny becoming a professional rodeo cowboy.  After high school in Shoshone, Idaho, Johnny attended Idaho State University on a track scholarship. Following graduation, he became a high school math teacher. But it wasn’t the algebra or geometry that motivated Johnny. “My favorite part of teaching was the counseling,” he says. “Some kids have come back and said, ‘You saved my life because you let me spend time to visit with you.’ That is the best thing.”

 

In the fall of 1983, Johnny began down a new road and launched a successful music career. For 15 years Johnny U and the Dodge Country Band toured the nation 300 days out of the year. Throughout his music career Johnny recorded 10 albums, his first single, “He’s a Cowboy,” charted in 1984, and he had six top-10 songs in Europe.  If you ask Johnny he says he "dabbled" in music, however opening for Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson is a bit more than dabbling.

 

As country music evolved Johnny U always stayed true to his roots. “I’m very western and very cowboy. That’s who I am. That’s what I do best.” Working in the EAP field has provided a great opportunity for Johnny to combine his love of horses, desire to help youth, and even bridging in things he learned along the way through his music career. 

 

Of the work with the horses and youth Johnny facilitates and witnesses, he has this to say, “It is the most wonderful, powerful thing I’ve ever seen.”

Certified Equine Specialist, Neurofeedback Practitioner

LISA KERN

Lisa spent many years as a group fitness instructor and throughout the years has had an extensive interest in nutrition.  

 

After selling their business in 2013, where Lisa was CFO and managed Human Resources, Ron and Lisa started their non-profit LIMBitless, which inspires the adaptive community, including veterans, to become more active. She is an avid cook and gardener at their beautiful property, Back Forty Farms, offering fresh, organically grown produce and ranch raised eggs to the local area.  Lisa is currently pursuing a certification in Functional Nutrition and plans to offer farm-to-table cooking classes to share her love of both cooking and nutrition!

 

Lisa became a Level 1 practitioner in Natural Lifemanship in 2019 and loves to share the trauma-healing power of horses with anyone who needs it.  

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TI-EAL (Trauma Informed Equine Therapy), PLT (Polychromatic Light Therapy), 

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