My name is Alison Parrett, and I was born and raised in Connecticut. Two years ago, I bought a small horse farm named “Run To the Sun”, and relocated to the Ocala area. I have worked at Mending Fences as an RN from its opening in early 2016. I have been in the psychiatric/substance abuse field for about 20 years as a case manager, group work specialist, and RN. I have a BGS degree from The University of Connecticut at Storrs, with a Major in Psychology. I have an ASN degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York. I chose to go back to school to become an RN, as I believed it would be a perfect complement to my degree in psychology, and would enable me to help people in a myriad of ways. I most enjoy facilitating groups so that I may learn more about the clients and be in a better position to offer them insight.
My favorite things about Mending Fences are the talented people I work with, and the idyllic setting in the heart of horse country. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined being as fortunate as to find a position which combines my love of nursing with my passion for horses. Due to my own extensive experiences in the equine world, I realize just how powerful and healing equine therapy can be.
I am so happy that Mr. Robert Miller decided to take two unfortunate incidents and turn them into something as positive as a healing facility for people challenged by substance abuse/addictions. The legacy of the gallant race horse, “Mending Fences” lives on in a beautiful facility dedicated to the art of healing. I am honored to be part of the Mending Fences team where we sincerely try to help people learn how to turn the negative experiences of substance abuse/addiction into positive ones.