Founder & Executive Director
Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge
Episode 3 – Season 1
I was born and raised in South Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and attended Wilkes-Barre Area School District. After graduation from Meyers High School, I attended Kings College, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business. I earned my MBA at Wilkes College.
In 1976 I took a job in Quality Control at CertainTeed Corporation, located in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. Through determination and hard work, I became the first woman throughout the corporation to earn the rank of supervisor.
Unfortunately, I began to have health challenges and was ultimately diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This led me to an early retirement. I knew I needed something to motivate me to keep moving despite having MS coupled with my deep desire to serve the “underdog,” literally. My “A ha” moment came when I realized that owning a horse farm provided a tremendous opportunity, as well as land, to launch a no-kill animal shelter.
From there, Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge was born. Blue Chip is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides long-term and permanent care to displaced and discarded animals. We do not euthanize.
Most creatures end up with us because of circumstances beyond their control. Abuse, abandonment, illness, and aging bring many paws to our doorstep, where we happily take them in and care for them until they find a forever home, or for as long as they need us to.
I believe people often create problems with animals, mainly dogs.
Photo Credit – Times Leader / Dallas Post.