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After volunteering for several years, Shelby Morrison joined the staff as Volunteer Coordinator with the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program in 2016. She switched gears and moved over to the development team as the Grants and Communications Manager in 2020, where she now manages and supervises overall grant efforts, oversees all external communication including press releases, media requests, newsletters and marketing materials as well as social media and website content 


With more than 20 years of professional communications, public and media relations experience, Shelby brings strong writing, creative content and organizational skills to her expanded role.


Shelby graduated from Penn State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and minors in Business and American Studies. She is a certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning from PATH International. Her professional affiliations include Radio Television Digital News Association and National Association of Broadcasters. An avid football fan, Shelby also enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family. 

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