Lesley Shear

Co-founder, Executive Director, and Head Instructor

Lesley was certified as a therapeutic riding instructor by PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) in 1995 and is currently an adviser for all PATH publications. Lesley is a graduate of Pine Manor College and Tulane University. She taught therapeutic riding at the National Center for Therapeutic Riding for six years before co-founding Circle of Hope. Lesley has been teaching therapeutic riding for over 25 years. 

Maggie Reed 

Director of Outreach and Fundraising

Maggie works full time as a business intelligence analyst and has been volunteering with Circle of Hope since spring 2015. In addition to planning fundraisers, Maggie has also spent time updating our website, and helping us move forward technologically by assisting with our social media accounts, and finding ways to reach out and connect with volunteers, donors, and participants. 

If you are a PATH certified instructor or a therapist (PT, OT, SLP) looking to get involved with our program, please reach out. We would love to speak with you!