Kimberly Clarke, Founder of Hochoka
After graduating from Lenoir Rhyne College in North Carolina, Kimberly explored her dreams and aspirations. She realized she wanted to help people discover happiness by strengthening their health and healing their minds. She was fascinated by the interaction of the human body and mind, intrigued by the healing relationship between the two. She also had a deep abiding love of nature and animals.
Post Graduate Work
Kimberly pursued graduate studies in Wellness programming, exercise and nutrition at the Fitness Institute in Boca Raton, Florida. It was here she was introduced to the innate wisdom of the healing power of the horse as she worked with handicapped riders. In 1994, she launched Life Management, Inc. Through Life Management, Kimberly contracted with health clubs and corporations to provide a unique combination of wellness and training programs. Along the way she added fitness, stress-reduction, self-growth programs and pain release therapy such as myofascial release work.
All the while, the idea of Hochoka continued to grow in Kimberly’s heart. Kimberly took the necessary steps towards making her dream a reality – developing Hochoka; a center for wellness with her horses and nature as a catalyst for self-growth. To be successful, she knew she needed to find industry leaders who knew the business. Kimberly studied with other regional experts and organizations. She collaborated with licensed social workers and mental health professionals as well as other health organizations offering the Healing With Horses program.
Today, Kimberly operates Hochoka, facilitating healing for children and adults through equine assisted therapy.
Wherever Kimberly goes, she spreads a healing energy, a sense of purpose and an infectious enthusiasm.
Lenoir Rhyne College – 4 year degree, Pre-Law major, Psyche minor
Florida Atlantic University – Wellness Programming Post Graduate Degree
American College of Sports Medicine certification Health Fitness Wellness Instructor
Myofascial Release Certification (emotional release)
Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning certification
Professional Kinesiology Practitioner Certification
Energetic Healing – Touch for Health Practitioner
Life Experience (20 years) of owning and developing Hochoka and Life Management, Inc.