Our Board (from left):
Stephanie grew up in a small ranching town in western New Mexico where she learned to ride on the ranch horses. The only lesson she received was from her grandfather who told her, “Heels down, hold on.” She has refined her technique since then, and after volunteering at a local stable, she decided that she wanted to pursue therapeutic riding and began her journey toward becoming a PATH certified instructor. Stephanie completed most of her internship hours at Silver Lining, and was beyond thrilled when they asked her to stay. Stephanie lives in Goodyear with her husband, Michael, and her two kids, Kadence and Jesse.
Dawn is the owner of AZ Business Consulting, a virtual accounting firm that focuses on the needs of nonprofit and small business clients. During her more than 30 year career she has served in the private sector as the CFO of both an educational nonprofit and a trade association. She has spent the last 16 years in public accounting.
After several years in the corporate world, Dawn discovered her true passion of horses and sharing with others the joys of equine interaction. Currently, Dawn stands in as a back up instructor, but is hoping to make this her full-time dream when she retires
Cori is a wonderful riding instructor with the unique ability to make lessons fun, regardless of the rider’s age or abilities. She is an incredibly talented artist who has now found a new passion: Silver Lining. She is the lead instructor in our newest program, Trailblazers. As a wife and mother of two young children she understands how important horses can be in improving and changing lives. Cori is CHA certified and is working on her PATH certification.
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Amanda has a passion for helping people improve their lives through horses. Her extensive experience includes director of riding for two years at Girl Scouts of Arizona’s summer camp, two years running a west valley therapeutic riding program, and riding instructor for a local charter high school. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Tourism Management in May of 2010. Amanda is certified by both PATH and CHA.
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