Hinchinbrook Farm was started May 2007 and within three years the not-for-profit Society was founded by parents and volunteers. Canada Revenue Charities Directorate awarded the Farm Registered Charitable Status in January 2012.
Steve Dyer (President) joined the Board in 2021 after volunteering for several years. A home handyman by nature, Steve helps out around Hinchinbrook with the facilities projects and repairs.
Bob Chipman (Vice President) is a client-parent and a lawyer. He joined the Board in 2019. While he is a “city boy”, Bob has now seen the value of kids playing outdoors — taking advantage of Hinchinbrook methods.
Dr. Kara Wilson (Secretary) works at South Shore Veterinary Clinic and cares for all of our critters. She joined the Board in 2019. A lifelong equestrian, she grew up always in the barn with her horse Kolumb. They competed together for many years in dressage and eventing. Prior to veterinary school Kara taught lessons and summer camps to young equestrians and trained students for their Equine Canada rider levels.
Terese Silver (Treasurer) joined the Board as a Director in 2020. She is a Community Youth Counselling professional with the South Shore Regional Education Centre. She has been an employee of the South Shore Regional Centre of Education for 23 years and spent many of those years trying to help find ways to meet the educational needs of the students outside the classroom setting. She began getting involved with Hinchinbrook farm while bringing participating students from the Middle Level Connect Centre (MLCC) and saw first hand what a difference a farm visit made in their day.
Carol Rolphe-Higney (Past-President) joined the Board in 2019. She recently moved to the area after retirement from a 36 year career in nursing. Working with youth and being around animals have always been a major part of her life. She is grateful to have the opportunity to provide support at the farm and to receive so much back from the gifts that children and animals often provide.
Trevor Hume joined the Board in 2021.
Amanda Teal is a client-parent and joined the Board in 2020. She works as an Administrative Assistant with a local company. Inspired by her daughter, Evelyn, Amanda joined the tribe at Hinchinbrook. She feeds her newly discovered passion for horses, and learns as much as she can when at the Farm.
updated: May 20, 2021