Edie Dopking


Edie Dopking
Founder/Executive Director, Quantum Leap Farm

Edie Ebbert Dopking, Founder and Executive Director started Quantum Leap Farm in 2000 after she began investigating the physical and psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for disabled adults for her dissertation research.

Edie Ebbert Dopking, Founder and Executive Director started Quantum Leap Farm in 2000 after she began investigating the physical and psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for disabled adults for her dissertation research. She earned her PhD in Aging Studies Research at the University of South Florida in 2003, her BS in Human Development at Eckerd College in 1998, and an AS in Nuclear Medicine Technology at Hillsborough Community College in 1983. Edie also holds a variety of certifications including a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Nonprofit Management Assistance Program of Tampa in 2002, another from the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) as a Certified Riding Instructor in 2003, and an Equine Professional certification from the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) in 2009. Currently Edie is attending a year-long CEO Leadership Program provided by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Nonprofit Leadership Center.