Staff

We treasure each of our instructors for their time and knowledge and how they go out of their way with each of our students. Their knack in sharing their knowledge and experience and expressing it with kind words is uncanny.

Cori Morris-Sweetalla
Mandy Bowman

CORI MORRIS-SWEETALLA

INSTRUCTOR
PROGRAM MANAGER

   

Cori grew up around horses trained by some of the greatest cowboys around she is a wonderful riding instructor with the unique ability to make lessons fun, regardless of the rider’s age or abilities. She is also an incredibly talented artist. 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.

MANDY BOWMAN

INSTRUCTOR
EQUINE MGR

   PATH Certification In Process

Mandy has always known that she wanted to use her passion for horses to help others. She started out as a volunteer at Silver Lining riding in 2017. Since then, she has graduated with her associate degree in equine science and completed an internship in therapeutic horsemanship. Mandy joined the Silver Lining Riding staff as an instructor in the fall of 2019 and is currently working towards her PATH certification.

Mackenzie Perkins
Dawn Brown

MACKENZIE PERKINS

INSTRUCTOR
Volunteer Mgr

   

Mackenzie has been volunteering with Silver Lining Riding for several years. She began working with our instructors in early 2018 to become a full-fledged instructor. She gained her CHA certification in the summer of 2018 and is now one of our newest instructors.

DAWN BROWN

INSTRUCTOR
BOARD TREASURER

   

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 years of 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 for horses and sharing with others the joys of equine interaction. Currently, Dawn stands in as a backup instructor but is hoping to make this her full-time dream when she retires.