ABOUT US



Purple Mountain Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

EID# 31-1733820



Purple Mountain Institute (PMI) was established in 1999 with a mission to develop

and/or deliver experiential learning programs to enhance well-being.

Animal-facilitated programs offered to at-risk youth, veterans,

and developmentally disabled participants include Hiking with Goats,

Hoods in the Woods, and Horse Sense.


Through the Mindful Veterans Project (MVP) we teach mindful awareness

skills to veterans, active duty, reserves, national guard

and their immediate families, free of charge.



Dr. Teri Davis

Executive Director, Purple Mountain Institute

Director, Mindful Veterans Project



Dr. Teri Davis is a naturopathic physician (National College of Naturopathic Medicine),

licensed in Arizona since 1978. After years in private practice she established PMI

as a nonprofit organization and took patient-centered healthcare into the arena of

experiential learning. In 2008 she and Richard Vandemark (USMC '64-'67)

co-founded the Mindful Veterans Project.


Teri has completed professional training courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Prolonged Exposure, EFT, and Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning. The MBSR training was with Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, with additional courses at the

Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The PE training was with the Center for Deployment Psychology.



Tommy DiMaggio

Owner/Outfitter, Purple Mountain Pack Goats


Tommy was in the restaurant business in Aspen, CO and Tucson, AZ for 40 years

before partnering with a group of goats and taking his show into the wilderness.

Operating under a Special Use Permit with the Coronado National Forest,

he offers unique outdoor adventures to all people of all abilities.


Purple Mountain Pack Goats is one of only three commercial packgoat

operations in North America. Tommy has the most experience

and PMI is fortunate that he and his other old goats

lead the hiking and camping programs.




All donations to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization are tax deductible.


 
 
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