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HORSEPOWER Staff

Jan Clifford : <h4 class=Executive Director" />

Jan Clifford

Executive Director

Jan is the founder and Executive Director of HORSEPOWER. Before starting HORSEPOWER Jan owned and operated an accounting practice in Dallas, Texas for 15 years as well as a horse boarding facility for five years. Jan is a level two certified riding instructor by the Association for Horsemanship Safety and Education and a Registered Instructor by PATH Intl.

jan@horsepower.org
Caroline McMillan : <h4 class=Director of Development" />

Caroline McMillan

Director of Development

Brooke Hartson : <h4 class=Instructor" />

Brooke Hartson

Instructor

Miranda Booth : <h4 class=Instructor" />

Miranda Booth

Instructor

Miranda started volunteering for Horsepower in 2013 and fell in love with the program. She loves having the ability to work where she can combine her love and knowledge of horses with her passion of working with individuals of varying abilities.She became a PATH certified instructor in 2016 and will graduate from UNCG with a degree in Recreational Therapy and minor in psychology in 2017. Miranda lives in Greensboro with her two horses Lexus and Keely.

Tim Clifford : <h4 class=Community Outreach" />

Tim Clifford

Community Outreach

Tim joined HORSEPOWER as a volunteer in 1999 and joined the staff full-time in July of 2002; He is retired from Guilford County schools where he was a teacher, coach, and principal. His last 14 years were served as the principal of McIver Education Center where he worked with students with special needs ages 3 to 22. Tim was born and raised in Pennsylvania; received his BS from Appalachian State University and his masters at North Carolina A&T State University. He has two sons Chris and Josh; two step-children Mady and Scott, and seven grandchildren.

tim@horsepower.org
Emily Mann LRT/CTRS : <h4 class=Director of Student Services & Instructor" />

Emily Mann LRT/CTRS

Director of Student Services & Instructor

Emily first joined HORSEPOWER in 1994 as a volunteer. She graduated from East Carolina University after studying recreational therapy and sign language. In 2003 she was the Volunteer Coordinator and in 2009 became a PATH Intl. registered instructor and the Director of Student Services for HORSEPOWER. She lives in Colfax with her husband and two children.

ride@horsepower.org
Victoria Young : <h4 class=Support Staff" />

Victoria Young

Support Staff

Victoria is a native of Greensboro and has a lifelong passion for serving her community. While attending The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she served as a mentor for young women throughout North Carolina as a volunteer with The Queens Foundation. Shortly after graduating, with a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics, Victoria committed to a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Tucson Arizona. After helping establish a tuition free public charter school in Tucson, she returned to Greensboro eager to serve those in her hometown again. Victoria joined HORSEPOWER in 2015 as Volunteer Coordinator. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to do what she loves each day.

volunteer@horsepower.org
Penny Ayers : <h4 class=Instructor" />

Penny Ayers

Instructor

Penny grew up in Florida where her best friends were her horses. She received her B.A. in psychology in 1998 from DePaul University in Chicago and then her M.A. in Criminal Psychology from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  Penny worked in advertising, sales and marketing for 15 years before changing paths in order to work with at-risk youth and children with special needs. Her work has allowed her to serve children and families in a variety of situations and settings. Penny joined HORSEPOWER as a volunteer in 2009 before became a PATH Intl. certified instructor in 2012. She lives in Kernersville, North Carolina with her boyfriend, Rick.

Jean Martin : <h4 class=Instructor" />

Jean Martin

Instructor

Jean joined HORSEPOWER in August 2008 as a volunteer. Her love for children and horses made it a perfect fit for her. Before HORSEPOWER Jean was a flight attendant with Piedmont and USAIRWAYS for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Charleston, South Carolina. Jean is a business owner with her husband Eric and a mother of two children, Haley and Walker. They have a dog named Harley. She is a PATH Intl. registered instructor.

Marin Stanfield : <h4 class=Equine Manager" />

Marin Stanfield

Equine Manager

While studying at Purdue University, Marin volunteered for the school's therapeutic riding program. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she focused on improving her horsemanship and riding skills while working on a dressage training/sport-horse breeding farm. She spent the next several years training her own horse and schooling horses for others. When she and her family relocated from upstate SC to the Greensboro area, she felt a strong interest in pursuing a career that combined her love of horses and working with people, and began volunteering for HORSEPOWER in January 2012. Marin, along with her husband James, son James, dog Indi, and Connemara pony Finnegan live in Oak Ridge. She is a PATH Intl. registered instructor.

HORSEPOWER Board of Directors

Jan Clifford : <h4 class=Executive Director" />

Jan Clifford

Executive Director

Jan is the founder and Executive Director of HORSEPOWER. Before starting HORSEPOWER Jan owned and operated an accounting practice in Dallas, Texas for 15 years as well as a horse boarding facility for five years. Jan is a level two certified riding instructor by the Association for Horsemanship Safety and Education and a Registered Instructor by PATH Intl.

jan@horsepower.org
April Reed : <h4 class=" />

April Reed

Maureen Corcoran : <h4 class=Board Member" />

Maureen Corcoran

Board Member

Chuck Hill : <h4 class=Board Member" />

Chuck Hill

Board Member

Chris Puckett : <h4 class=" />

Chris Puckett

Rob Wells : <h4 class=" />

Rob Wells

Debra Blackwell : <h4 class=" />

Debra Blackwell

Melissa Lyons : <h4 class=" />

Melissa Lyons

Isadore Morrow : <h4 class=" />

Isadore Morrow

Dan Rice : <h4 class=" />

Dan Rice

Jay Donecker : <h4 class=Board Chair" />

Jay Donecker

Board Chair

Tibe Payne : <h4 class=" />

Tibe Payne