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Fenix Farm is a small start up nonprofit that seeks to help children realize their fullest potential in education and in their community. Our mission is to combine farming and counseling to develop character strengths and aspirations in children, while working in collaboration with families, schools and communities to make sustainable changes in the lives of children. We feel very passionately about the ability to radically change a child's life, by providing experiences that push children to connect emotionally with another creature and critical leadership development opportunities.

Get involved today by donating to Fenix Farm

Reach out to see other opportunities by emailing Shannon Scott

Therapy and Farming

We focus on giving children time and space to reflect, renew and determine a new path for themselves. We do this by creating an environment where they feel respected, and are given opportunities to develop leadership.

Case studies on the effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Therapy

Case study on the Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center of Bend, Oregon

Meet the board

  • Shannon Scott

    Executive Director

    Shannon Scott is the Founder and Executive Director of Fenix Farm. Previously she worked as a teacher in several high need communities. Additionally, she worked for Teach for Malaysia and Teach For America in teacher and community support and engagement, as well as strategic planning, knowledge management and impact measurement. Shannon has graduate degrees in education and nonprofit management. She is certified in Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy. She currently resides in Lake Wales, Florida and has a deep love for children and animals.

  • Tim Scott

    Business Guru

    Tim Scott retired as an Executive with ExxonMobil in 2013. He had been at ExxonMobil since 1984 holding various positions within Refining and Marketing organizations throughout the world, with increasing responsibilities in engineering, sales, marketing and mergers/acquisitions. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with concentrations in Nuclear Engineering and Chemistry from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for 5 years. He and his wife of 37+ years reside in Florida, have three grown children and two grandchildren. Tim is a rabologist and enjoys family, business, sports and travel.

  • Caroline Clark

    HR Wiz

    Caroline Clark has experience recruiting across academic, government contracting and commercial fields. She currently recruits for IT, Digital and Brand Marketing teams as a Lead Talent Consultant at Marriott International. After college, she spent a year in Japan as a Language Teacher with The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Caroline is an active member on her high school’s Alumni Council and, in her spare time, enjoys DIY home renovations along with her handy husband, Matt.

  • Meghan Erickson

    Website Wizard

    Meghan Erickson earned her degree from Columbia College Chicago with a focus on Programming and Web Development. She has worked in Chicago, Washington DC, and Portland in various roles including developing cloud software for Nike.com and managing transcontinental networks for the military. She resides in the pacific northwest where she enjoys the outdoors.

  • Katie Sheketoff

    Strategic Planning Diva

    Katie is a nonprofit development professional with over ten years of experience. She specializes in program management, organizational and partnership development, education, and civil society capacity building. She currently resides in Washington DC and works for Teach For All as a Director of Talent Development.

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