Our Farm Team
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.
Elvira 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.
Sam is a graduate from Howard High School who loves animals. He takes good care of all of the animals at the farm and has been covering the morning feeding shift since the Fall of 2021. He is very responsible and dependable and has a special fondness for Brisky the horse.
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.
Nate is a student at Catonsville Middle School where he plays the viola and participates in the math club. He helps keep our pastures clean at our farm and loves spending time with Jenny and the sheep. He always brings his big smile and good attitude.
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.
Rissa started volunteering in 2013. It was her love of goats that first attracted her to the farm. She took over as tour guide in early 2014.
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. Rissa co-owns Balance Photography with her husband Nathaniel.
Born and raised in Maryland, Carolyn has grown up around all types of animals from dogs, cows, horses to hamsters and has always had a love for them. She loves getting to know the residents at BMASER, and feels honored to be able to share her time with them. Carolyn enjoys ensuring every animal at the farm is happy and well fed in their forever home!
Jonah is a straight A's middle schooler that loves animals, specially horses, sheep and goats. He has been a volunteer at Burleigh Manor for a couple of years. He likes to draw, write, basketball, mountain bike, horse riding, music, travel and swim.
Jonah wants to have his own farm one day, so helping a Burleigh Manor is a great opportunity to learn about animals and what it takes to have a farm.
Eva is a high school student and soccer player at Centennial High School (CHS). She was recently chosen to represent CHS at the Climate Change Institute. She is the oldest of four siblings. She is very responsible and dependable. She has handled every aspect of animal care at the farm and frequently helps with tours and events. She also brings her smile and good attitude.
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.
Cheryl has been a dedicated volunteer since 2014. She does everything around the farm from animal care, grooming and pasture clean-up to helping with farm tours and events. She is always willing to help out no matter what is needed and no matter what the weather conditions are.
Rachael is the dog mom to her 3 year old rescue, Carol, and works in events at the University of Maryland, College Park. She started riding horses when she was 4 years old and ever since then has held a special place in her heart for animals, especially when it comes to farm animal welfare. She is so excited to be at Burleigh Manor and has already bonded with Spice the sheep.
Ayla is a straight A student at Sandy Spring Friends School. She also interns at The Community Ecology Institute. Ayla began volunteering at the farm in the summer of 2021. She helps with feeding, grooming, and animal care. She also has a passion for graphic design and has helped with the creation of marketing materials. She also enjoys drawing, theater, reading, writing, and spending time with animals.
Kat is a sophomore Pre Veterinary Medicine major at the University of Delaware. At school, she has already begun to study and do hands-on work with several different animals such as cows, horses, sheep, pigs, and more. She loves being outdoors and being able to spend time with animals whenever she can. She grew up near farms but now being able to actually work on one is super exciting to her!