Mary Beth Drobishcross, Founder


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The Barn at Spring Brook Farm was Mary Beth’s dream come true. Her passion for both children and animals led her to develop the organization and create the vision. Mary Beth lived on the adjoining property and dedicated years of her life to seeing that children with disabilities have a place to experience the unconditional love of animals.

Andrea Abernethy, Executive Director

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Andrea is a passionate leader, motivated entrepreneur, and relationship builder who has spent most of her professional career in Education. She started, owned, and directed her own preschool/early childhood education center in Kennett Square, PA that served the community for over a decade. She has also held various positions teaching, coaching and mentoring students, of all ages and levels, in both academics and career. Andrea is passionate about The Barn’s mission and is excited to merge her professional background and interests to support all children and families that we serve. 

Chris Guldin, Facilities Manager 

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Chris oversees all aspects of barn management, property management, and animal care.  He assists with children and animals in all four of our programs and is a Camp Geronimo favorite, bringing campers and counselors to The Barn each morning in the hay wagon pulled by the tractor.  His kind and gentle manner make him a favorite with the animals and the children.

Raichel Barzilay, Program Manager


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Raichel is a Certified Recreational Therapist with experience working with medically fragile children with behavioral challenges and children in the mental health population. Raichel has a passion for adventure programming and helping children reach their goals through recreation and leisure. Raichel loves animals and is excited to use animal-assisted activities as a modality and make a difference through programming at the Barn!

Kelly Williams, Program Coordinator/Camp Director

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Kelly is a certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has over ten years of experience working with children of all ages as a preschool teacher and time spent at the IU. Kelly has an abundance of programming experience and is excited to bring her knowledge and creativity to The Barn!

Nikki Woods, Administrative Support Associate

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Nikki is a long time equine native to the area and is passionate about animals and children. After teaching in public education for many years, she resigned in order to spend more time with her children and to pursue a new path of combining her two passions. Nikki provides programmatic, fundraising and marketing to the staff, as well as assists in the recruitment and coordination of our volunteers as The Barn’s Administrative Support Associate.