THE PEOPLE OF ACCESS ADVENTURE

The people of Access Adventure are a very diverse group. We are united by a love of nature, affection for horses and a commitment to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Our programs are staffed entirely by volunteers. Our services are provided to people of all ages living with mobility challenges. We only have one requirement: a spirit of adventure and a desire to have fun! Become a volunteer. Explore our photos.

Michael Muir, Founder/Director

Michael founded Access Adventure in 2005, after retiring as President of United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc. A lifelong horseman born in Dixon, CA in 1952, Michael has lived with Multiple Sclerosis for more than forty years. ...more

Mary Lou Fazel, Administrator

In July 2005, I read about Access Adventure in the newspaper. Two things jumped out at me: the horses and the fact that Michael Muir was confronting the same disease that my brother has. I volunteered to do whatever the program needed…as long as I could touch the ...more

Randie Boardman,
Scheduling/Staff Coordinator

 When I attended the Rush Ranch Open House I became a volunteer whole heartedly. I experienced what a wonderful program Access Adventure is. I'm very excited to be a part of this growing program in its early stages to see it grow - like watching a child grow up. ...more

Robert Boardman, Maintenance/Transportation

 My parents were horse people and I was raised around livestock. I was riding and showing horses to the age of eight. At age ten through seventeen, I was actively involved in 4-H. I began volunteering for Access Adventure early 2006, learning to drive and team ...more

Jim Carr

Since I was a little boy I have been compassionate about horses and in my teenage years I began riding. When Cathy O’Shea invited me to go to a drive camp in 2005, I found a new hobby and never looked back. Then Cathy introduced me to Michael Muir, founder and director of Access Adventure. ...more

Dennis Maddox, Outreach

I get the greatest feeling inside when the passengers are laughing, yelling and just having a good time. Access Adventure is a blessing to me and has come into my life at the best time possible. ...more

Debbie Martin, Webmaster/Media

I attended UC Davis where I majored in zoology. I first learned about Access Adventure when a volunteer contacted the 4-H group that my two daughters were members of. As a result, I started volunteering too and I love it. ...more

Cathy O'Shea, Event Coordinator

I never dreamt volunteering could be so rewarding: grooming, harnessing, driving, and training horses. I love working with the disabled people more than I imagined. There is truly something here for everyone. ...more

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