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Our Staff

Karen Singletary

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Brigitte Aldredge, Program Director 

Brigitte comes to HHH from Flowers Foods and with an extensive business background that includes marketing, business, and sales analytics. She also brings a lifelong passion for horses and horsemanship. She is a certified equine sports massage therapist and volunteered for a pet rescue organization in Atlanta. Her expertise in business and her enthusiasm and determination to quickly pursue certification as a PATH Instructor is a great combination for the HHH team.

 

 

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.

Martha Hanna

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

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.

  

Ashleigh Dodd, Instructor

Ashleigh has been around horses all her life and has ridden since she was seven years old. She began volunteering at a local therapeutic riding center in her hometown of Pensacola, FL in high school. When Ashleigh moved away for college, she found HHH and became a volunteer. Not long after, she became a certified instructor. Ashleigh is a current student at Florida State University where she studies Special Education.

   

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!

  

Lynn White, Barn Manager

 

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