Administrative Team

Meet the Team


Laura Nelson

Office Administrator

Laura Nelson has brought her 25 years of Information Technology to her position as the HTA Office Administrator. Working at the HTA office enables her to combine her love of animals and energy healing as she uses her administrative skills to support students on their HTA's Journey.
Laura has Equine Facilitated Learning certification and especially loves horses. She is in the process of taking the HTA curriculum to complete certification. Laura has volunteerd at horse rescues and has personally experienced the value of HTA to improved the lives of animals.
Laura brings a get-things-done presence as she offer support and joy.

Elisabeth Dickerson

Course Administrator

Elisabeth Dickerson is the Healing Touch for Animals® Course Administrator. She works closely with the HTA Coordinators, making sure they have everything needed for the in-person classes. After the courses are completed, she is responsible for updating the database and sending the students their certificates of completion.

In 1999, Elisabeth became certified in Holistic Health, and has been a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist for 17 years. She completed HTA through Level 4, in 2019, and started her own HTA practice in the Denver metro area.

She has a well-loved Dachshund named Franz who is 16 years young. He enjoys all the HTA techniques, especially the Chakra Balance.

Cristi Eckert

Promotional Director

Cristi Eckert has a passion for animals and people which both reflect in her education background of a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. in Management with a minor in Human Resources. Experiences working in big box retail, small town government, and at a corporate ski resort enable her to bring a variety of skills to the Healing Touch for Animals business. She took her first HTA class in 2016 as a way to help her aging pets live their best life and has completed through Advanced Proficiency 2. The training from HTA inspired her to start her own animal energy business in 2019, Natural Pet Wellness, LLC, which she works full time when not assisting at the HTA headquarters. For Cristi, working at the HTA office is motivating and inspirational to stay connected to the energy healing community and to provide the best care for her own animals and clients.

Suzanne Lifgren

Marketing Manager

Suzanne Lifgren, our Marketing Manager has a background immersed in mission-driven organizations from non-profits to entrepreneurs in the healthcare and tourism fields, Suzanne started working with Healing Touch For Animals to help more people discover a community that supports a love of nature on all levels. Working with Carol and the Healing Touch for Animals staff provides immeasurable rewards, through an aspirational and supportive work environment, that allows her to explore new ideas and creative solutions. Suzanne is passionate and seeks to use her talents, knowledge, and unique skill set to help: · Animals find their “furever” homes through shelters and foster organizations · People find their tribe, by connecting communities of like-minded individuals · A deeper connection to nature through an exploration of energy. · Personal growth through continual learning and an empathetic lifestyle. “My experience with HTA has opened a new path and accelerated my personal growth”