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Working Towards a Brighter Future

Volunteers Packing Food

Our Story

As 2021 rolled in, patterns emerged. Our many projects led us to engage in conversations with people from diverse backgrounds and positions in the field including professionals, autistic advocates, parents and friends. These conversations opened us up to real conversations about the status of our field and the myriad of ethical professional pitfalls and barriers to which many of us are exposed. People began to reach out to us regarding our leadership philosophy, our approach to business management, and treatment. We discovered that many professionals in the field felt isolated and alone in their own encounters with professional ethics in the workplace. Sam and Eric started advocating for the ABA professionals without a voice and with little to no perceivable options.

The rest is....history?  A disaster?  Comedy?

Our Mission

Here at Hops, Hooves, and Humanity, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Hops, Hooves, and Humanity has 3 main ventures to this end:

  • Provide special needs advocacy and support for ethical treatment and services for the disability community.

  • Establish a caring and nurturing home for animals in need.

  • Engage in and disseminate sustainable practices for independent living through independent farming and homesteading.

Eric Zeissig, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA


Samantha Parham, M.A., M.S., BCBA, LBA


Who We Are

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther

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