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

Head Instructor,

Volunteer Manager,

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.

Dawn Brown

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​Stephanie Green

  • ​Dawn Brown - Treasurer (Far Left)
  • Dr. Alana Hendrix - Board Member (left)
  • Warren Hutson - President (center)
  • Cindy Davis - Secretary (Far Right)
  • Not pictured: Gregg Brown - Vice-President

Cori Morris-Sweetalla

Our Staff

Our Volunteers

450+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                 350+ Hours of Lifetime Service      
            Myra Adams                                                                      Melanie Hawley       
           Jane O'Hearn                                                 
       Mary Ann Stelmach                                                 300+ Hours of Lifetime Service
        Rebecca Wright                                                                     Lydia Ilchena

250+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                200+ Hours of Lifetime Service
             Gregg Brown                                                                   Diane Grabowski
             Nicki Simms

175+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                150+ Hours of Lifetime Service
          Mackensie Perkins                                                             Donna Ruud
        Judy Doonan-Twohy
                 Chris Kai

125+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                100+ Hours of Lifetime Service
            Jules Peterson                                                                   Cindi Course
                                                                                                      Veronica Gomez
75+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                                Erika Rodriguez
             Jerry Ilchena
           Rebecca Osteen

50+ Hours of Lifetime Service                                 25+ Hours of Lifetime Service   
              Patty Baker                                                                      Shelia Snyder
            Sherrana Gary                                                                  Julee Berglund
            Gene Edwards                                                                   Paul Gonzales
                                                                                                         Alison Nguyen

Executive Director,


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.

Amanda Hart

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