Executive Director

Donna M. Otabachian, Ph.D.

Taos, New Mexico 


RGD ​Board Members

​Barbara Davis


Salado, Texas

Eugene Blackbear 

Cultural Advisor

Watonga, Oklahoma

Patricia Otabachian

RGD Graduate, Treasurer

Holly, Colorado

Board Advisors

Business Advisor

Brad Chegwedden​

Jet, Oklahoma

Education Advisor

Ron Johnson, C.Ph.D.

Dublin, TX

our history

March 2003 – A think tank in a Denver Colorado community resulted in the formation of Ranch Good Days. Goal: to provide educational services for the neediest teen demographic: teen girls, with emphasis on Native American teen girls. 

September 2006 – Ranch Good Days opens a residential school on a Colorado horse ranch for teen girls near Aspen, CO.

Thanksgiving 2008 – RGD Texas Girls Ranch opens a home serving teen girls with disabilities and serves it's first holiday meal in Texas.

February 2011 - RGD relocates headquarters to Texas.

June 2012  - Ranch Good Days hosts a national training with Greg Kersten O.K. Corral Series for Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning, certifying over 30 in EAP/EAL.


Provide a safe, values-based, learning environment so as to touch the heart of teenagers whom, as a graduate, will be apt to serve others. 

"A curriculum embedded with love and nature yields healing while kids learn."

Dr. Donna

Good Days


ANOTE FROM OUR CEO & Executive director

   Micro Schools

Thirteen years ago, Ranch Good Days was formed. I recall that our original purpose was simple: to provide healing educational services for the neediest of teens. Throughout our years, learning environments in and out of the classroom were deemed equally important with our children, both environments must enhance healing for fatherless teens with special needs - including Native American reservation children. RGD uniquely integrates activities in nature and horses - specifically in equine-assisted learning and therapeutic activities, with values-based Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum. Simply put, our goal is to enhance healing for fatherless children. Please read more about PAC campuses and RGD micro-school models. Oh, and allow me to say "thanks" for financial support that’s made the previous 13 years possible! 

Dr. Donna M. Otabachian