Who We Are

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Board of Directors
Deborah Schwink
Co-Founder, President, Treasurer

Education:
BA, Sociology, UW-Madison
Graduate work in Psychology
Experience:
Private farm animal rescue, 12 years
Plant-based lifestyle, 25 years
Online and “bricks and mortar” retail store owner
Graphic designer / marketing communication specialist
Volunteer for various animal shelters

Carl Schwink
Co-Founder, Secretary

Education:
MS, Electrical Engineering, UW-Madison
UW Extension and U-Maine Extension, Sheep Shearing courses

Experience:
Private farm animal rescue, 12 years
Plant-based lifestyle, 25 years
Computer Engineering Consultant
Humane society volunteer

Jeannine Anderson
Vice President

Education:
MFA, Visual Art, Colorado State University
BFA, Visual Art, Colorado State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BS, Apparel and Merchandising, Northern Illinois University

Experience:
Director, Inidgo Barn, private animal sanctuary, 17 years
Farm Animal Care Conference Participant, Farm Sanctuary, New York, 2016
Foster Caregiver, Coastal Humane Society
Vegetarian, 39 years; plant-based lifestyle, 2 years
Trainer/Handler/Educator, teaching clinics and private lessons in kind and respectful handling of alpacas and Llamas
LIVING & LEARNING WITH ANIMALS, Science of Behavior, 8-week course, Certificate of Excellence
CAMELIDYNAMICS ADVANCED CLINIC, Certificate
TTEAM CLINIC, Equine, Certificate
TTOUCH CLINIC, Canine, Certificate
and a lifetime of passion and love for animals

Professor of Art, several positions including Department Chairperson at Berea College
Retail Management, several positions including Store Manager

Advisory Committee
Graze in Peace Farm Animal Rescue Advisor

Crystal King, LSW

Education:
BA, Social Work, Cornerstone University
Continuing Education classes in Social Work, Child Welfare, and Developmental Disabilities

Experience:
Child Welfare Social Worker, 8 years
Community Resource Center Intern/Volunteer, 2 years
Special Needs Social Group Facilitator, 1 year
Plant Based Lifestyle, 2 years
Farm Animal Rescue Volunteer, 1 year
Community Food Pantry Volunteer, 3 years

Graze in Peace Farm Animal Rescue Advisor

Sarah Rockwell, MSW

Education:
MSW, Advanced-Generalist Community Social Work, USM, 2005
BA; Interdisciplinary Studies / Environmental-Public Relations, Unity College, ME, 1990

Experience:
Extensive social work experience working with vulnerable groups of people in the local community, including:

  • Mental health outreach / adult case management
  • Medical case management / outreach / trauma survivor work with HIV positive adults, LGBTQ individuals and African immigrants
  • Residential support worker with developmentally disabled adults
  • Volunteer advocate / crisis worker with survivors of sexual violence
  • At risk youth vocational specialist
  • AmeriCorps Community Mediation Team (conflict skills education, community service project supervisor, neighborhood outreach / needs assessments / group facilitation, volunteer coordination / recruitment) 2 yrs

Internships: Montshire Museum of Science, Maine People’s Resource Center / Maine People’s Alliance, Environmental Health Strategy Center / Toxic Action Maine

Homesteading / farm animal care experience
Personal recovery / clean and sober, 20 years