Karen "Karey" Singletary, Founder
Karey is one of two people who began Hands and Hearts for Horses in 2000. Graduating from St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Equine Business, she has always had a love for horses and helping others. Karey is a loving mother of two handsome boys who keep her very busy. She has successfully managed to juggle her family responsibilities and the program.
Terrell Singletary, Founder
Terrell was the other half of the team that made HHH possible. He spent most of his equine career with Tennessee Walking Horses and even showed with his children at the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration in Tennessee. Terrell was one of the original instructors when the program began and retired from the ring at age 83. He remained a vital part of everyday operations for the program until he passed away in September 2010.
Frances Mims Parker, Executive Director
Frances Mims Parker joined HHH in July 2013 following a 20-year leadership position with the Archbold Foundation. Her goal is to build financial and volunteer support to help deliver therapeutic riding services to all special needs children who come to Hands & Hearts, regardless of their ability to pay for those services.
Susie Shin, Program Director & Instructor
Susie Shin became involved at Hands and Hearts in 2012 as a volunteer. Having grown up around horses and working in pediatric therapy after attending Florida State University, Hands and Hearts was a perfect fit. She became a PATH Certified Instructor in August of 2014. Susie has a Bachelors in Exercise Science from FSU and is working towards attending a Physical Therapy program, hoping to specialize in pediatric PT. She has worked with special needs in many different capacities including summer camps, after school programs.
Kylie Carpenter, Equine Manager & Instructor
Kylie is a recent graduate of Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana with a B.S. in Therapeutic Riding, Riding Instruction, and Psychology. She is a PATH International Registered Instructor and has experience teaching riding lessons and as an intern at Ranch Dubois and Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in New Mexico. She also worked as a veterinary assistant and has volunteer experience with a number of nonprofits involved with riding and animal rescue and care.
Lynn White, Barn Manager
Lynn has been managing the HHH barn for 3 years. She has been around horses all her life. When she's not at HHH, she loves to show her own horses in barrel racing, team roping, and donkey penning. She also loves to teach little girls to barrel race.
Martha Hanna, Instructor
Martha was born into the horse business as the daughter of Terrell Singletary and continues the tradition by volunteering as an instructor. She is a fabulous instructor and loves teaching and watching her riders advance in their abilities. In her spare time, she takes lessons herself to improve as a rider and as an instructor. Lots of times you can find her sneaking extra treats to the horses.
Michael Hanna, Physical Therapist
Michael is our resident therapist who utilizes Hands and Hearts for Hippotherapy. As horses are not the most conventional dynamic surface for physical therapy, Michael uses their gait and appeal to make hippotherapy both fun and beneficial. There is never a lack of laughter in his therapy sessions.
Jan White, Instructor
Jan has been a member of the Hands & Hearts for Horses team for a number of years. She has had extensive training in the discipline of dressage. Jan is certified as a PATH International instructor. She is a dynamic teacher and volunteers her time as a teacher, for which we are most appreciative!