Gregg Neveu is one of the three founding members of Home Base Ranch. His current position as Director charges him with developing and maintaining an organizational culture that ensures professionalism, effectiveness, integrity and compassion.
Gregg brings to the Ranch a unique combination of entrepreneurial business expertise and nearly three decades of providing intense personal development support to individuals and organizations. His affiliations with 12 Step Recovery programs, The Mankind Project, Boys to Men Mentoring, NexStep, Inc. as well as his personal Coaching and Consulting Practice have honed his ability to harness the passion and creativity of each of our team members.
His style of management and mentoring combines intense compassion and empathy with a ruthless determination to challenge others to be true to themselves and respectful to others. It is his firm belief that once an effective organizational process is established, the Mission and Vision of Home Base Ranch can be obtained simply by supporting our team members to manifest their own personal vision.
Dr. Tufia Steidle. is a licensed psychologist that has been in practice for almost 20 years. Dr. Steidle has loved horses since childhood and has personally seen the therapeutic power that horses have and how they facilitate growth and healing in people.
Dr. Steidle completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, two masters in Clinical Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Studies, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Individuals, Families, and Children. Dr. Steidle is Dually Certified through EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) as a Mental Health Professional and as an Equine Specialist. Dr. Steidle is also trained in several Evidence Based Practices, including; Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPT).
Dr. Steidle has worked in a variety of clinical settings during her career, including; working in a student counseling center at a college, providing mental health care in a prison, providing counseling services for people with AIDS/HIV, working in an inpatient substance abuse facility, and also providing psychotherapy in several community mental health clinics.
For almost 10 years, Dr. Steidle held a senior management position at a nonprofit community mental health agency in Los Angeles. As a Director, she was responsible for overseeing the mental health care of over 1,000 clients, supervising over 100 staff, and managing budgets and contracts across 8 clinics. This experience allows her to understand the organizational needs of companies and how to develop strong leadership teams.
Dr. Steidle owns an off the track Thoroughbred and regularly competes in dressage shows.
Maggie Anderson is the Ranch Manager at Home Base Ranch. The horses, grounds, buildings and volunteers benefit from Maggie’s attention to detail and strive to continually improve the facilities. In addition, Maggie acts as mentor to Ranch program attendees and their parents, plus runs our summer day camp programs.
Maggie is a certified facilitator in several personal growth organizations that help adults explore their inner world, overcoming old patterns of behaviors and beliefs that hold them back. It is her life’s work to help people grow.
Having facilitated thousands of men and women through personal obstacles since the 1990’s, Maggie knows that a lot of struggles might have been avoided with early intervention. As a mother of four adult children, a grandmother and a foster mom, Maggie is keenly aware of the particular pitfalls kids face as they navigate adolescence. She models emotional literacy by being authentic with kids – feelings happen, and Maggie helps our teens and preteens to regulate their emotions in every interaction.
Local semi-retired business owner Mark Anderson lends us his decades of operational experience and a lifelong commitment to personal growth. He has been clean and sober over 35 years. Additionally, Mark has extensive leadership experience, leading over 40 Mankind Project New Warrior Training Adventures men’s weekends. He is committed to living and teaching integrity, accountability, and living a passionate, mission-driven life.
Mark serves as board member, CFO and youth mentor at the Ranch. He can also be found in the stalls with the horses at times. Mark is deeply committed to maintaining and growing the programs at Home Base Ranch. He shares its history and vision with everybody who may be able to support the Ranch in any way – however small or large – and considers outreach a key component of his commitment. He’s helped secure non-profit status, partnerships with local school districts, as well as outside funding sources.
As a parent, grandparent, foster parent and mentor, Mark brings experience that can only be obtained through living a full life. He passes on his hard-earned knowledge to our boys and girls in hopes of positively affecting their futures.