Corliss and ChipCorliss Wallingford

Executive Director
Registered Instructor

Corliss was so impressed with how therapeutic riding improved her severely disabled daughter’s life, she co-founded Simple Changes in order to help others in a similar situation.

She brings to Simple Changes her expertise in working with individuals with disabilities as well as her professional experience in business planning and marketing. In addition to being a Path International registered instructor, Corliss recently earned her certification as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.

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Tony 2014 ye pic Jenny Spain

Program Director
Registered Instructor

After obtaining a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Andrews Presbyterian College   and an M.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University, Jenny came to Northern  Virginia and began working in the equine assisted activities community. She co-founded Simple Changes in an effort to help others discover the transforming power of horses.

Jenny’s equine experience includes managing several boarding facilities, riding and showing hunters, jumpers and dressage and instructing beginners to advanced riders in balanced seat. She became a Level 1 Centered Riding Instructor at 16 and spent a year grooming for a competitive Grand Prix jumper rider. She is currently showing her OTTB at PSG Level in dressage.

Jennifer jumping over a log on a gray horse Jennifer Frazier

Registered Instructor

Jennifer began as a volunteer with Simple Changes in 2006. After obtaining her BS from The College of William and Mary in 2008 and moving back to the Northern Virginia region full time, she began to take riding lessons of her own while also trying to learn as much as she could about horse care and handling. She received her PATH Registered Instructor certification in 2017.

As an instructor, Jennifer brings to Simple Changes a passion for continual education and improvement. Her work as a software engineer is especially helpful in teaching as she is always focused on breaking complex movements into smaller, logical steps.