Shana Neustel was born in Buffalo, WY but college took her to Spearfish, SD where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. After graduating, her sense of adventure took her on a semester abroad in South Africa, at the Unversity of Stellenbosch.
While attending college in South Dakota, Shana worked at a facility for intellecutally disabled individuals. This started her passion for helping people and has helped shape her career path.
Shana currently lives in Sheridan, and works at the VA in the Community Care Business Office, helping to coordinate Veterans' medical appointments. In her downtime, Shana can be found hiking, four-wheeling, fishing and camping with her significant other, Mark, and step-kids, Lexia and Levi.
Shana's love for horses started at a young age. Growing up, she could be found thumbing through her large books of horse breeds, only to pick out several different kinds and write them in a notebook with names such as "Star," "Two Socks," and "Lightning" so she could remember who she was "riding" on her bicycle during the summer. Never having the opportunity to own horses herself, Shana is beyond excited to be involved with CHAPS and help other individuals experience the magic of horses.