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Without Wolves, there would be no dogs.

 

         

 

Nancy Brown, President

Nancy became interested in wolfdogs in 1994, when she got her first one. Her love for these special animals has grown to the Presidency of Full Moon Farm, Inc. Ending the cycle of abuse and abandonment of wolfdogs, and all "pets" is first and foremost on her mind and in her heart. By working through Full Moon Farm, she is able to "make a difference" in the lives of the rescues and residents here.

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Jay Alcombright, Volunteer

Jay heard about the Farm when he saw Nancy and River at the 2010 Charlotte Pet Expo. He was helping with one of the other rescues he volunteers at, and came over to get some information. He started volunteering at the Farm in June 2010. "I have been known to do anything at anytime on the farm. I enjoy just being outside with the pups and filling in Banjo and Yeddy’s excavations!"

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Rowan Bailey, Volunteer

Rowan first found out about FMF and Wolfdogs in 2008 when she began working for someone who volunteered there.  When that person brought one of the low contents home with her she fell in love!!!  After watching online and supporting financially whenever possible, she finally went to her first Howl In in 2015 and the rest, as they say, is history.  "The dogs and the people have become my family." Rowan helps with chores, events and some fundraising.  "I dream of winning the lottery so I can sponsor all of them and build a tiny house in my favorites enclosure.  I won't say which one so the others don't get jealous!"

L. Kamala Beissinger, Volunteer & Trainer-in-Training

Kamala has been in love with the earth and it's wildlife her whole life. She grew up in a household with German Shepherd dogs and fell in love wolves from watching movies like, The Journey of Natty Gann. Kamala earned a BA in Creative Writing and works as a full-time Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher and spends every free minute with the wolfdogs of Full Moon Farm.

Laurie Brainard

Laurie is a transplant and has done some travelling before she came to North Carolina. “I love going to the farm because of the wolfdogs and also because I miss living out in the country and it's so beautiful at FMF.” Laurie owned a wolfdog for many years, so she knows what they are about. She has done a lot of volunteer work over the years, most recently with Rutherford County as a Master Gardener volunteer for 10 years. “My favorite is Achilles, no Aries, umm no Joe, I love them all!”

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Andrea Brooks, Volunteer Photographer

"I first found Full Moon Farm while doing a photographic documentary for school... and once it was finished, I never left! It's hard to get away from the wonderful spirit and love that exists up here on the mountain, and being allowed to capture that in images is a true blessing. While I'm a little shy about going in with most of the woofers, I do have a few favorites - as you can tell by my profile picture - some of our guys are total divas for the camera!"

Cheyenne Erickson, Intern Volunteer

Cheyenne was introduced to Full Moon Farm early in life through her parents who were involved in animal rescue. Over the years she has become a part of the family at FMF and spends her vacations and breaks from school interning at the farm. We can honestly say there is not an animal or person that does not love her presence. She is a true blessing to our sanctuary and animal rescue.

Jodie Genet-Smith, Volunteer, Social Outreach

Jodie met Nancy in January of 2015 and began volunteering soon after. “I started to volunteer mainly as a day out of the house from a recent new career move working from home.” It soon became much more when she fell in love with the animals. Gaining their trust and love is one of the most rewarding experiences for Jodie. “It makes all the poop scooping worth it. I have also enjoyed making new friends in the other volunteers and visitors to the farm.” Jodie also helps with the newsletter and other graphic needs.

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Jessey Lynn, Volunteer

Jessey got involved in animal welfare when she became an animal care technician and medical assistant a few years ago at her local shelter. Currently she is an undergraduate student majoring in Biology. Her hope is to one day become an emergency veterinarian or open a wildlife sanctuary. “Volunteering at Full Moon Farm with the wolf dogs has truly been an educational and spiritual journey. There never ceases to be a huge need for help, help from people like you!”

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Dee Martin, Website Developer & Social Media Administrator

Dee grew up in Charlotte, NC and got tired of living in the city. In 1993 she moved to the foothills of NC to get away from it all. She started exploring Western NC and fell in love with the mountains. While out exploring, she met Nancy and decided to go to a Howl In to meet the wolfdogs. It was love at first sight! Dee wanted to help FMF, but could not be there in person as much as she would like due to distance. Dee's background is in IT and graphic design, so she decided to offer what she could, help with the website, social media sites, and graphics. She visits the farm as much as she can and is looking forward to seeing all the woofers again real soon.

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Meg McKinney, Event Planner & Social Outreach

Meg has been volunteering with the farm since the winter of 2004. She became involved when Nancy sold her parents their house. Meg did her senior project on Full Moon Farm and has been hooked ever since. Meg helps with chores, but her main focus is doing education and fundraising. She coordinates most of our fundraising events and does a lot of behind the scenes work for the farm. She currently works 2 jobs and is a full-time Mommy to her adorable daughter, Sophie. “Volunteering at the sanctuary has been the best thing for me and is a great place to be. The animals need it, just as much as I do. Thank you for letting me be a part of the pack!"

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Pam & Dave Michael, Volunteers

Pam and Dave came to FMF when they retired and moved to the area from California. In their "old" life, Pam was an elementary school secretary, and Dave worked for Apple, they lived with two wolfdogs, one being a rescue. They chose Waynesville, to be located directly between their son, daughter and granchildren. Because of their love of wolfdogs and experience with their own, they chose to seek out FMF. Thursdays you can find Pam and Dave scooping, playing with and feeding the animals, helping with building projects, or installing the name signs they custom make for every wolfdog at the farm. And to quote them: "Living in the mountains and volunteering at FMF is awesome!"

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Laura Oberland, Volunteer

Laura started volunteering after attending an orientation/work weekend at the farm in November of 2016. She had moved to the area a few months before from Portland, Oregon and barely knew a soul in the whole state of North Carolina. “I was very lucky in finding the farm and all the enjoyments and friendship it has brought me. I’m currently working while attending grad school for my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and being able to spend a few hours a week outside with the animals is how I keep myself sane!”

Elizabeth Scranton, Volunteer

Elizabeth was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and moved to Asheville, NC in June 2016 by way of Austin, Texas; where she first heard of Full Moon Farm. She has many passions including yoga, photography, interior design, permaculture and history. It is her love of animals, nature, and her belief that "WE ARE ALL ONE" that keeps bringing her out to Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary.

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Savannah Spratt, Volunteer

Savannah Spratt is a graduate of Mars Hill University with a degree in Biology. She first started volunteering during her summer before her junior year of college. Savannah first heard of Full Moon Farm when she was 12 when a previous volunteer told her about the place and brought her up to her first Howl-In and private tour. Instantly, Savannah fell in love with the place and sponsored a wolfdog named Coal. She didn't return until college, but the place had always been in her heart and will continue to be a place of solace for her for years to come.

Justine Tullos, Volunteer

Justine heard about Full Moon Farm when she was in college at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. While she was unable to come out and volunteer at that time, she re-connected with the farm through a Wolf Awareness Week event in October of 2014. She began volunteering on a consistent schedule in early 2016. Her favorite ways to help the farm include: bookkeeping, organizing and staffing fundraising events, and poop scooping. Working with the animals and receiving a hands-on education on wolfdogs of all contents and personalities has filled her heart with love and respect for the breed. Justine daylights as an employee of local government, but loves and values her free days when she can be at the farm in her “happy space” with the animals she loves.

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Kody WhiteWolf, Howl-In Volunteer

After several years of hearing and reading about Full Moon Farm, Kody finally went to her first Howl In three weeks after she moved to Asheville in June of 2016. She went to look, listen, and to see if what she read and heard were true. As she went thru the tour she saw that the beautiful animals were happy, well cared for with clean large enclosures and decent shelters. “While I watched and listened to Nancy I felt she was the "real thing." I signed up as a volunteer that day and never looked back.” Kody volunteers at every Howl In and when she can she helps with fundraising events as well. “I am honored to be a volunteer at Full
Moon Farm.”

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Donna Wiedrich, Board Member, Media Coordinator & Volunteer


Donna has been a volunteer since December, 2010. She has served in many capacities both on the Board of Directors and as a Volunteer however her favorite volunteer activity is good old fashioned chores. Scooping poop, scrubbing buckets and spending time with our resident wolfdogs! Donna loves working with the shy animals most of all. “There is nothing like earning the trust of an animal who has never known love before. I get so much more back than I could ever give. They look into your soul and love you unconditionally regardless of what they see.” Donna loves all of our animals but has a special bond with Shylo.

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Kay Wise-Denty, Howl-In Volunteer

Kay has been a supporter/volunteer at Full Moon Farm since she picked up the FMF brochure in 2009 at the real estate office of Nancy Brown. Kay believes there are no coincidences in life. It was true synchronicity, as Kay has a grey wolf as one of her spirit guides, and has felt drawn to the history of wolves for many years before meeting Nancy. After moving to the mountains in 2014, she volunteers mostly in the gift shop at Howl-Ins or bakes for special projects when needed. “This sanctuary is such a blessing to so many wolfdogs that have been misunderstood, undervalued and mistreated. We must keep the sanctuary thriving for
them and continue to educate the public to enlighten the truths and dispel the myths of wolf dog behavior.”