Our Farm Team

Cate Principati

Farm Manager

Cate is one of the most dedicated volunteers anyone could ask for. Not only is the Farm Manager and Animal Caregiver, she is also a dear friend to everyone at the farm. Care assists in all areas of the farm from animal care and grooming to housekeeping and grounds maintenance. Cate has a incredibly special bond with each animal and takes care to work with them individually so their specific needs are met. Jake the Donkey (pictured with Cate) hold a special place in Cate’s heart and one of her favorite furry babies to spend time with.

Libby McGuire

Farm Care Lead

Libby is a student at University of Maryland College Park. She has been living on the farm since it opened its doors and has helped out in every capacity from bringing animals into this world to seeing them out and everything in between. Her hobby is photography and many of the featured pictures are her shots.

Lindsay Cribbs

Social & Farm Coordinator 

Lindsay has been volunteering at BMASER since the summer of 2015. The moment she learned that there was a farm sanctuary near by; she just knew she had to become a volunteer. She helps coordinate and conduct farm tours, events and field trips. She also helps to run the social media accounts for BMASER and loves photographing all of Burleigh Manors animal residents. 

Blair Cooke

Volunteer Animal Specialist

Since 2015, Blair has been providing loving care as well as medical and wound care as needed to our many farm animals. She also shares their individual stories and educates the public about their plight during farm tours.

Cheryl Ursida

Volunteer Animal Specialist

Since 2015, Blair has been providing loving care as well as medical and wound care as needed to our many farm animals. She also shares their individual stories and educates the public about their plight during farm tours.

Elvira McCullough

Website Coordinator 

Elvira McCullough is a mother of three wonderful kids, who loves animals, cooking, gardening, tennis and traveling. She has her own Marketing Solutions company, as well as a Spanish Translating and Interpreting business. She visited the farm in 2016 and she fell in love with it. She knew then that she needed to use some of her “spare” time to help Burleigh Manor in some way. Soon enough the opportunity came through and she became the Website Developer. 

Rissa Miller

Tour Guide/Vegan Outreach

Rissa started volunteering at Burleigh in 2013. It was her love of goats that first attracted her to the farm; but it was falling in love with all the animals that has sealed the deal! She took over as tour guide in early 2014 and has led the majority of public and private tours on the grounds since. As part of her duties, Rissa helps coordinate all the public farm days and events, as well as acting as a liaison for private events at the farm. She also assists in fund-raising, grant research, grooming, photography, promotions/PR and other chores around the farm. Rissa co-owns Balance Photography with her husband Nathaniel.

In Honorarium of Bruno

Our Siberian Husky, Bruno, otherwise known as Handsome, was a familiar face at the farm until crossing the rainbow bridge August 19, 2019. He was the perfect mother figure to nurture our farm animals and served as ‘Mommy’ to both Mabel the pig and Honey the lamb. He will always be part of our farm team and sanctuary.

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