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our mission.

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Founded by Doug and Vivian Newton as Rocky Top Therapy Center in 1992, Victory offers the benefits of equine assisted services and hippotherapy for individuals with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. For many years the operation was located on a working ranch in Keller, TX. In 2013, Victory Therapy Center moved to Roanoke to build a new facility, expand its service offerings, and have an even greater impact on the lives of its clients and their families. Keeping the dream and mission of Doug and Vivian Newton alive, Victory continues to provide Hope and Healing to our community.

Victory Therapy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for the physical, mental, and emotional well being of children, adults, Veterans, first responders, and their families through the healing power of horses.


our board.

Frank Tabone, Chairman

Michael Nacarato, Vice Chairman

Doug Tonne, Secretary

Kenneth Walsh, HR Director

Tina Coleman

Katie Heflin

Jim Hanophy

Christopher Carr

Kathy White

Our Team.

Our team is committed to providing customized care and is supported by a strong and talented volunteer base. Staff members include highly trained PATH Intl certified instructors and professionals in the non-profit industry. The most critical part of our team are 17 gentle, sensitive horses whose special gifts allow us to provide hope and healing to those receiving our services.


Rebecca cox



kendall bose

Volunteer Manager


iris melton

Physical Therapist- Assistant

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greg langford

PATH Instructor


nichole archer

Development Director


britt croft

Equine & Facilities Manager


rebecca hanophy

PATH Instructor


Amanda dudding

Office Manager

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Cole walker

Equine & Facilities Assistant


jan miron

PATH Instructor


cooper snow

Program Administrator


michelle haak

Physical Therapist


ginny fitzhugh

PATH Instructor


linda garrett

PATH Instructor

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