Jeri Fuller was born and raised in the Dallas Texas area. Her father, husband and two sons are all Firefighters/Paramedics. This gives her a unique perspective which enables her to have a deep understanding of, and empathy for, First Responders and their families.
She has a passion for teaching and finds deep satisfaction in seeing the authenticity, self-love, self-respect and growth of her clients no matter what age or stage they are in. She revels in helping them find joy and peace in the moment and realize they are in control of their thoughts and actions.
Above all, she is dedicated to providing a safe place where clients can regain trust in themselves so they may live the best versions of their lives.
She has a BS in Education-25 years as
Elementary Gifted and Talented Facilitator, Corporate Event Planner, Property Management Business Owner and currently Certified Equus Coach.
Susan Terry loves horses and people and to bring them together is PURE JOY! She wants to provide the opportunity for First Responders to experience being in nature with these powerful animals. Magical, life changing moments occur when a person's attitudes and the way they show up in the world are reflected back to them. Conversely as we shift our attitudes and thoughts we see that change in the horses also.
Susan is a Native Texan with a lifelong love of music and horses. Her entrepreneurial endeavors include a CPA practice since 1982, musician, teacher and performer since 2000 and her current passion of life coaching since 2015.
"Your life is a song so let your heart sing"
Certified Equus Coach
Equus Coach Master Facilitator
Heather Twedell, PsyD
First Responder Stress & Trauma LLC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Certifications in Peace Officer's Standard and Training, FBI Crisis Negotiation, and the Institute of Criminal Investigation.
Dr. Heather Twedell received her doctorate in forensic psychology from Alliant University in 2011. She is a licensed psychologist in the states of Texas and California. Dr. Twedell's work with first responders, along with her family ties to law enforcement, gives her a strong appreciation and understanding of the culture and stressors specific to first responders.
She has developed a diverse and unique set of skills working in various clinical settings, including emergency departments, outpatient hospital programs, neuropsychology rehabilitation centers, corrections, and with local police and fire departments. During her time with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Dr. Twedell provided critical incident debriefs, individual, couples and family therapy for sworn and civilian employees, co-developed and provided trainings, conducted inter-Department research, provided consultations for the Department's Peer Support Program and consulted with various bureaus including the Special Victims Bureau. Dr. Twedell takes great pride in treating individuals with respect and compassion while providing therapeutic tools that are relevant and effective. Current treatment services, through her business, F1RST, include individual, couples, and family therapy, group therapy, critical incident debriefing, psychological crisis intervention, and consultations. She has personally experienced the therapeutic and healing benefits of treatment with animals and is committed to working collaboratively with individuals to facilitate positive change and growth.
Pat Brydges, RN
Pat Brydges is a Licensed Registered Nurse, and holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Her interest in first responders began early in her career as an Emergency Department Nurse and a fireman paramedic instructor.
She has been married to a police officer for over 40 years, has a son who is a police officer and a veteran, and a daughter-in-law who has been a police dispatcher. Her daughter is a licensed psychologist, with a doctorate in forensic psychology, dedicated to first responders. Pat’s work history and family connections to first responders provides her a unique understanding of the stresses and dynamics this career has on the individual and his/her support system.
After a very active career as a Regional Vice-President in healthcare, Pat has enjoyed re-creating her work environment to align with her passions of helping others, assisting organizations develop programs for first responders, and becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor, utilizing these skills at the ranch during workshops. She values the importance of a healthy approach, to include mind, body and spirit, for first responders and their families.
She is thrilled to support and contribute to the mission of OurWatch.
Dena Williams MA, LPC, CCTP
Dena Williams is a retired police officer, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a first responder parent, who provides culturally competent counseling for public servants and their spouses. She is licensed in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
Dena's experience as a police officer, firefighter, and paramedic allows her to have a unique perspective and understanding as a clinician. She has experienced the rewards, demands, and stress of being a public servant and is committed to helping other first responders and their families live healthy more fulfilling lives.
During her law enforcement career, Dena worked in patrol, the traffic unit, was a hostage negotiator, a field training officer, a police instructor, an accident reconstructionist, and a member of the peer support team. Dena retired from a 23-year career in law enforcement spending the last eleven of these years in the crimes against children unit. As a detective, several of Dena's cases received national attention. These cases were featured On the Case with Paula Zahn and True Crime Files.
As a Senior Regional Manager at FIRST(FIrst Responder Stress and Trauma), Dena is committed to the continual growth and development of comprehensive cognitive and physical wellness for first responders in Oklahoma and the surrounding states.
To incorporate horses into comprehensive wellness, Dena traveled to Canada to train extensively with the Professional Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness. She believes that there are numerous therapeutic benefits in working with horses and incorporating them as partners in wellness and resiliency training.