Paige Gillespie started her work in the mental health field when she was 18 as a Psych Tech. Disheartened with the mental health field she started working towards her nursing degree at Santa Barbara Community College. Her road led her to Windhorse as a housemate while waiting to take her licensure exam. Here she fell in love with the work being done at Windhorse. Finding ground through contemplative practice and healing through mutual recovery she transitioned from Therapeutic Housemate to Wellness Nurse, where she utilizes both her education as Registered Nurse and experiential learning during her time as a housemate in her work at Windhorse.