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Nichole Ward

 Nichole, a native of Baltimore, now lives in Gainesville, Ga with her 4  cats and 2 chihuahuas. She has spent the last five years working   with shelter animals. She spends her free time caring for various foster kittens or fishing on Lake Lanier.


Peyton Heath

Peyton has lived in Pickens County for her whole life. She is currently attending the University of North Georgia puersuing a degree in Biology. After she graduates from the University of North Georgia, she hopes to attend the University of Georgia and complete a veterinary or zoology degree. She has spent time volunteering with the Pickens County Animal Shelter and has adopted several of  her cats from there. She currently has one indoor cat name Ollie, 9 outdoor cats, and a beta fish. She also has owned all kinds of animals like, dogs, rabbits, chameleon, crested gecko. leopard gecko, hamster, frogs, and many more.


Sarah Smith

Sarah has spent her entire life in Dawsonville. She lives with her husband and two dogs, Johnny Bravo and Bentley. She has her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of North Georgia and hopes to eventually persue a career in animal nutrition. In her free time she enjoys yoga, hunting, fishing, and every other outdoor activity. She is also a licensed taxidermist and enjoys it as a hobby.


Morgan Kepner

Morgan is originally from Social Circle, GA. She is currently a student at The University of North Georgia studying Biology. She hopes to one day become a Veterinarian. Morgan has 3 cats and a dog. She joined the Red Barn Team in March 2016.


Brooke Rogers

​Brooke joined the Red Barn Team in May of 2017. She has lived in Lula her whole life and is currently attending the University of North Georgia, majoring in Biology. She hopes to continue her education at the University of Georgia after graduating from UNG. Brooke enjoys playing piano, tennis, hiking and kayaking in her spare time. She has three dogs named Bruno, Chip, and Josie. She worked at Holly's Bed and Biscuit Inn dog kennel for five years prior to joining the Red Barn Team. 

Courtney Thomas

Courtney joined the Red Barn Team in December of 2016. She was born in Gainesville, GA but has lived several places in South Georgia. She has a pitbull, Great Dane, Mastiff and a German Shepherd mix; all of which were rescued. She eventually wishes to start her own Pit rescue. 

Shannon Nothdorft

Shannon Joined the Red Barn team in August 2017. She has lived in Dahlonega for 15 years. Shannon started riding horses at a very young age, and her passion is Barrel Racing. She has several animals that include chickens, horses, cats and dogs. Shannon is due to get married in October of 2018 to the love of her life, Ian.

Morgan Eason

Morgan joined the Red Barn team in June 2018. She recently moved to Dahlonega from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Florida in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Wildlife Conservation with a concentration in Shark Ecology. Morgan plans on going to Vet school and wants to work with Aquatics. She currently lives with her sister, Sydney, and they have two dogs, a chihuahua named Izzie and a Beagle named Charley.

Claire Terwilliger

Claire is from Newnan, GA.  She is currently attending the University of North Georgia, majoring in Biology/Pre-Vet, and plans to become a Veterinarian.  She enjoys socializing with friends, and any outdoor activity. Claire loves all animals, growing up in a family with a dog, rabbit, guinea pig, and birds. Claire has volunteered with the Newnan Coweta Humane Society and her family is currently fostering a sweet pit mix, rescued from the animal shelter.

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