Natalie was born in Aurora, Colorado and has always loved animals. In her younger years, she played soccer and sang in the choir throughout middle school then became a part of the swim team in high school. She found her passion for therapeutic riding when she was 16 and began as a volunteer for a center in Parker, Colorado. After discovering this passion, Natalie attended Rocky Mountain College where she completed a Bachelors of Science in December of 2017 in Equestrian Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Riding and minors in Psychology and Business Management. While attending college, she began showing in Western Equitation classes for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, where she won several region classes and attended Semi-Final Shows. Natalie enjoys training young horses and jumping.