Meet the Staff at Antora

All of our staff and volunteer mentors are fully vetted and background checked. Each is extensively trained in Kindred Dialect Horsemanship and has received training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) as well as CPR/First Aid. Below are brief bios of our co-directors and equine manager.

Rebecca Curtis, Co-Director

Raised in Gunnison, Colorado, from the age of three, Becky grew up with a love for animals, big and small, as well as a soft spot for vulnerable children. After a few years away from the area during her college years, Becky returned to finish her degree at Western Colorado University and married Clay Curtis.  In 2011 Becky and Clay became foster parents and eventually adopted five children out of foster care. After hundreds of hours of training in trauma-informed care, ten years experience working with at-risk youth through foster care, adding three biological children to their family, and receiving horsemanship training, Becky and Clay, along with Gwen Duncan, co-founded Antora Youth Ranch at their home in Doyleville, Colorado, in 2022.

Clay Curtis, Co-Director

Born and raised in Gunnison, Colorado, Clay grew up in a rural neighborhood and developed a love for outdoor adventure. After graduating from college at Mesa State University, he returned to Gunnison to pursue a career in law enforcement, eventually marrying Becky and becoming the early intervention program manager for juvenile services for Gunnison County as well as one of three individuals in Western Colorado qualified to teach TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention). After hundreds of hours of training in trauma-informed care, ten years experience working with at-risk youth through foster care, adding three biological children to their family, and receiving horsemanship training, Clay and Becky, along with Gwen Duncan, co-founded Antora Youth Ranch at their home in Doyleville, Colorado, in 2022.

Gwen Duncan, Equine Manager

Born and raised until the age of ten in Gunnison, Colorado, Gwen’s childhood love of horses never waned. She returned to the valley in 2021 after 18 years of horsemanship experience and training and nearly a decade of facilitating connections between horses and individuals with special needs and through offering children horseback riding lessons. During her many years in Arizona, she founded and served at the More Than Able, Inc. ranch in Prescott Valley. After reconnecting with her childhood friend, Becky, Gwen returned to Gunnison for the purpose of co-founding Antora Youth Ranch.  Fun Trivia: Gwen and Clay discovered that she and her twin sister Judith were born the exact same day, year, and hospital and were delivered by the same physician as Clay was in 1986!