Adult Volunteer of the Year:

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer is one of our advanced volunteers and loves to mentor new volunteers just learning the ropes. She explains things in a simple way that the volunteers appreciate when learning about the all items in the large tack rooms. Jennifer is a loyal volunteer who is flexible and willing to go above and beyond to help..

Youth Volunteer of the Year:

Matthew S.

Matthew has been a dependable and consistent Friday volunteer since December of 2015. Erin O’Mahony, PT, DPT works with Matthew weekly and has this to say, “Matthew is such a valuable part of our therapy team! He arrives at The Shea Center with a huge smile every week, ready to work hard and contribute all he can to the therapy sessions. He is fun, engaging, creative, and personable with our clients, and is a huge help and asset. Matthew comes in early on busy Fridays to provide extra help, which we greatly appreciate. Thank you for everything you do Matthew; we appreciate your volunteerism and time here at The Shea Center.

Rookie Volunteer of the Year:

Mark Flynn

Mark is part of our hard working grooming team and makes sure our horses look their best for our clients. In the short time he has been here, Mark has been through leader training, and you may even find him driving the tractor. We could not be more thankful to have Mark on our team and greatly appreciate his work ethic and diligence. Thank you for all that you do Mark!

Volunteer of the Month:

Adrian A.

The Shea Center is pleased to announce that Adrian A. is our Volunteer of the Month for May. Adrian’s positive attitude and consistent work ethic are greatly appreciated at both the barn and in lessons. Adrian first heard about The Shea Center when his sister, Kiara, became a Shea client. Adrian saw a positive difference in the way Kiara was acting at home and wanted to be part of what happens at Shea. He explains, “The Shea Center allows me to know I am doing something good by being a part of the riders’ lessons and helping at the barn.”
As a Saturday volunteer, Adrian is quick to offer his help in whatever positions need to be filled. Izzy’s lesson on Saturday afternoon is one of Adrian’s favorites. He credits her charisma and fun personality for making the lesson so enjoyable.
At the barn, Adrian is eager to help and loves interacting closely with the horses. He is a hardworking volunteer who is quick to learn new skills and help others with anything they may need.
LTA Caitlyn Turner says “Adrian is incredibly helpful in both lessons and at the barn. He has a warm personality, is very friendly, and quick to say hello. He is a pleasure to work with.”
We are grateful to have such a wonderful volunteer in Adrian, and we appreciate all he contributes to The Shea Center and our clients. Thank you for your dedication, Adrian, and for the hard work you do for us! And thank you to Medieval Times for providing two tickets to each of our volunteers of the month!

Star Spring 2018 Session Volunteers




Did You Know...

therapy program

We have 250+ Riders Each
Week, Over 1,000 Participants
Each Year

boy feeding horse

Autism is Our #1 Diagnosis,
Cerebral Palsy is Our #2

special programs

More Than 75 Cents of Each
Dollar Raised Goes Directly
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