After more than three decades providing mental health and educational services to children and families in public school systems, Wendi Malmgren began a new journey with the MISS Foundation and Selah Carefarm. In 2019, Wendi’s oldest daughter died at age 44, and her youngest daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through the compassionate care and support provided by staff at the MISS Foundation and Selah Carefarm, and lots of love from the animals, Wendi discovered she was not alone in her grief, and created a pathway to peace and hope.

Wendi is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) mental health services provider and holds Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Compassionate Bereavement Care (CBC) certifications. She received her Master of Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. Wendi has extensive experience as a teacher, advocate, trauma-focused service provider, researcher, and grant writer. Her comprehensive training includes expressive arts therapy, family-centered practice, grief and loss, trauma, and trauma-informed care.

In her free time, Wendi enjoys yoga, dance, cooking, writing, hiking, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat Kimmi.