Sharon Lulham, owner / operator of Four Star Farm owned and operated her own Montessori school in Federal Way for 12 years before moving to Graham. Sharon passionately runs the farm and loves hosting the birthday parties, camps and the after school program. Prior to running the farm based children's programs, Sharon worked for the Bethel school district for 10 years.
Her love and connection with children and horses makes providing these camps a joy of labor and love. Our primary goal is safety and fun while learning many valuable lessons along the way.
With a life-long passion for horses Sholeh has always taken her weekends to teach English jumping/riding lessons to youth and provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development (EAP/PD).
Sholeh is an HA Pony Club graduate and competed in the Pony Club show jumping nationals, evented up to the Preliminary level as well as won Arabian Regionals in Hunters. As a young adult she was a working student at Caber Farm in Onalaska for many years. Many of the children who take lessons also compete in eventing, which include dressage, cross country jumping and stadium jumping.
Sholeh was first certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) a horse professional in 2003. She is currently the NW WA network coordinator for EAGALA and has coordinated two sets of trainings for mental health and horse professionals to become certified and receive CEUs.
EAGALA- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Personal Development info on the EAP/PD tab.
Sholeh comes with over 15 years of social work experience. Some of the positions include DSHS Children’s Administration Family to Family Coordinator, Voluntary Service worker, Child Protective Services, Fostering Wellbeing Care Coordination Specialist and an Indian Child Welfare Program Manager. Other experience includes working at Green Hill Training School as a counselor, working for Behavioral Health Services as a residential lead for chronically mentally ill women as well as a Community Choice Guide assisting elderly and disabled safely transition out of nursing homes to a lesser level of care through the Roads to Community Living Program.