About the Farm

White Fawn Farm enriches the lives of families dealing with disabilities
and other life challenges through personalized equine therapeutic programs.

History behind the Farm

This program’s beginnings were actually started in California under the name of Spirit Oaks Ranch in 2002.

Cheryl Farrar and her husband, Randy Farrar, held classes with a small number of students at their ranch until 2011 when they moved to Franklin, Tennessee.

Spirit Oaks Ranch, while not incorporated and run entirely on a pro-bono basis was the genesis of White Fawn Farm.  They now plan to address a larger population of people with disabilities and challenges than what they can accomplish on their property.  While she will start the program on her property in Franklin the plan is to outgrow this facility in the long run.

Cheryl Farrar grew up with horses since the age of eight and has served on two different equine related non-profit boards – Calnet and Special Olympics.  She has participated in fundraising, put events together, served as secretary and held VP positions on both of these boards.

The Farrar’s have a history of supporting local equine programs and have participated in two major California horse show events for people with disabilities.  They have a heart for people dealing with disabilities and other life challenges and compassion for their families’ burdens.  Presently, they both volunteer at two local centers.

Leadership

 

President

Cheryl Farrar

Cheryl is a former native Californian and now two-time resident of Williamson County, Tennessee.

Chery and her husband, Randy, are happy to call middle Tennessee home.  She has over 15 years of IT leadership experience in the areas of application systems development and maintenance, enterprise strategic sourcing and service provider management, as well as establishing a global program management office.

Her business competencies and experience are focused in enterprise change management acquisitions and divestitures.  Her merger experience includes three major entertainment company transitions that included accountability for revenue synergies, transition services agreements and cost savings.

She worked in the music industry for 14 years previous to her aerospace career of 13 years. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration.

In light of her professional experience, Cheryl is launching White Fawn Farm to leverage her business acumen while applying it to this specialized non-profit space.

Her love and life-long experience with horses and her passion for working with people with disabilities and other challenges is the perfect combination for her to fulfill her life’s ambition.

Secretary

Belle Myers

Belle is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Belle chose to remain in Nashville where she met and married her husband, Tim.

Now a resident of almost 35 years, Belle and Tim have two daughters and call this community home.  Belle is presently a Business Systems Manager at Ford Motor Credit Company with over 20 years’ experience at Ford developing and implementing large scale systems projects.

Prior to working at Ford, Belle worked for 10 years in banking.  Belle is skilled with designing and rolling out of process improvements, managing difficult conversations and developing comprehensive business requirements, all while working with a geographically diverse team.

Belle shares the founder’s passion for horses having owned several and ridden competitively before college.  Now, Belle looks forward to combing her love of horses with her business expertise to support this worthwhile organization.

Treasurer

Betty Hawkins

Having spent her childhood and college life in Texas, Betty made her way to Tennessee where she met her husband, Andy.

Now a resident of Williamson County for over 20 years, Betty and Andy have two wonderful daughters.  Betty is presently Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Diatherix.

She is a top-performing Sales, Marketing and Business Development Executive with a proven ability to drive business expansion through aggressive sales initiatives that deliver revenue growth, market share and market penetration.

She is a strategic thinker who plans and implements sales, marketing, and business initiatives to support corporate objectives.  Betty is particularly strong relationship management, team building, and general business acumen; verifiable track record of success driving unprecedented revenue and profitability gains with highly competitive organizations, industries, and markets.

Betty shares the founder’s passion for helping others that are faced with challenges and has a passion for serving the community in this special way.

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