Kathryn Schaefer brings shared values, an extensive track record in finance and accounting in both the private and public sectors, and farming experience that will serve Hidden Villa and its Board well. She is drawn to the mission of Hidden Villa and the programs that focus on educating young people about how a functioning farm, including caring for its animals, contributes to sustainability.
As a finance and accounting leader and coach, she has in-depth experience with budgeting, human resources, internal controls and auditing, benefit/insurance plan structuring, lease negotiations, bank lines of credit management, disability services, and federal/local tax planning & compliance.
From hands-on experience, she knows what it is like to care for farm animals, including pigs, goats, ducks, donkeys, emus, cattle, and horses, and she has managed extensive organic garden acreage, growing and canning vegetables.
She looks forward to using her experience while serving on the board at Hidden Villa.