Tawny Biggs, Director of Operations
Tawny has spent over a decade in human service organizational management - working in both senior living care, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health units. The past five years, Tawny has been involved in creating and developing intake procedures and best practices for multiple veterans organizations and substance abuse programs operating a crisis intervention helpline.
Tawny is currently working for an association of substance abuse and mental health facilities securing contracting with insurance companies, running call center operations and consulting for facilities.
She holds a certificate in CPI (Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training). Tawny's relationship with her father, Retired Glendale Fire Chief Donald Biggs (US Army, Vietnam veteran, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, and Fire Chief, retired Glendale Fire Department) has been her inspiration to serve our present warrior population. When time permits, Tawny can also be found lending a hand as a ropes course facilitator or out with the horses assisting with the equine assisted learning.
Claudia Seañez, Logistics
Claudia has a logistics specialist for 10 years working in the entertainment production industry. For the past 8 years, she has been a virtual executive assistant/production coordinator based in California for a UK group. She assists with all forms of logistics, from pre-production to Post Production. She Is a liaison between managers, agents, financiers, and media companies alike.
She has been involved with veterans for 4 years, inspired by an equine therapy experience leading her to Cheyanne, now continuing her passion for both equine therapy and veterans.
Michelle Seañez, Legal Counsel
Michelle is a Los Angeles native and a California licensed attorney who has been practicing for approximately 10 years. Her primary practice areas include business law, entertainment, intellectual property, and litigation. An ardent advocate for veterans, she also provides pro bono and low cost traffic citation, criminal, and other representation to veterans and members of the military.
An avid animal lover, she is a co-Founder of a 501(c)(3) horse rescue with her sister and volunteers with other rescues as time permits. A long time supporter of warrior wellness, Michelle provides assistance and support during equine assisted learning programs lead by Sparta’s equine specialist.
Michelle received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and her Juris Doctor from Whittier College School of Law. She is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court as well as the Federal District Courts in the Central and Southern Districts of California. She is a Founding Member of the Southern California Women’s Lawyer Guild and a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Tyler Heisey, Director of Programming
Tyler Heisey was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Tyler graduated high school a year early to join the Marine Corps. During the seven years of his service, Tyler was sent to the Pacific and Afghanistan. After getting out of the service he ended up working in manufacturing as a supervisor for roughly four years until he had his “circuit breaker blow” as he puts it. That extremely turbulent time ended up getting Tyler into an inpatient program out of Chicago. That program allowed him to understand what was occurring within himself. After a long divorce process, Tyler was informed of SPARTA and drove across the country to attend his first cohort. This experience was his icing on the cake regarding his mental health work. Today Tyler is following his academic journey to eventually become a doctor and assist the uniformed communities, while working with multiple veteran organizations. His servitude to others, has again become his purpose in life.