Staff

Our Staff

Carol RathmanCarol Rathmann, Director and Founder
Carol developed and has directed Forget Me Not Farm since its beginnings in 1992. With more than 35 years experience in humane education and animal welfare, Ms. Rathmann holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with studies focused on the benefits of animal assisted and horticultural therapy to child victims of abuse and neglect, as well as certification from Harcum College (1998) as a Specialist in Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy. She is the recipient of many national awards recognizing her for her innovative work in the prevention of child and animal abuse. Carol lives on a small farm along with 15 + animals she has rescued. As director and Founder Carol oversees all aspects of the Forget Me Not Children’s Services with a special focus on grants, donations, and program sustainability. Contact Carol Rathmann at (707) 577-1913 or Email Carol Rathmann
nateNathan Rathmann, Director of Operations
Nathan first worked as a volunteer at Forget Me Not Farm during his senior year of high school. He worked at a local animal shelter for 6 years while completing his undergraduate degree at the University of California Santa Cruz. He also worked for San Francisco Animal Care and Control before taking on the Farm manager position in 2005. Nathan has since moved on to become Director of Operations for the Farm. He oversees the general health and well-being of all of the Farm residents and tends to the acre of therapeutic gardens, does public speaking on behalf of the farm, and gives tours to those interested in the program. Contact Nate Rathmann at (707) 396-3053 or Email Nathan Rathmann
teresaTeresa Stockton, Program coordinator
Teresa first worked at Forget Me Not Farm in 2010 as an intern from Sonoma State University. After obtaining her BA in psychology, Teresa worked in temporary positions at Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services until she became full time in 2012. She works hands on with all the groups that participate in the farm. Teresa also maintains the barn and cares for the animals therein. Teresa works directly with volunteers in the program and directs all aspects of the farm''s day to day operations. Contact Teresa Stockton at (707) 284-2501
bethBeth Karzes, Humane Educator
Beth Karzes is a CA state credentialed school teacher with over seventeen years of experience teaching kindergarten through high school age students. Encouraging the bonds between animals and children, Beth cultivates future generations of compassionate animal caregivers through in-depth humane education programs. Through the Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services and the Sonoma Humane Society Beth has created and delivered a variety of humane education programs offered to families, schools, students, children, teens and the community. She also mentors middle and high school teens in our mentoring program, teaching animal welfare practices that translate into valuable career skills. Since 2005 Beth has been a member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators, APHE and an APHE Board Member since 2008. APHE is a professional membership organization with members from around the globe. Beth shares her life with her family that also includes 3 rescued dogs and spends as much of her free time outdoors hiking, kayaking, beach going, white water river rafting and enjoying the beauty of nature, wildlife, conservation, sustainable organic agriculture, the arts, good food and good company. Contact Beth Karzes at (707) 577-1902 or Email Beth Karzes
jeanieJeanie Sandine, Weekend Supervisor
Jeanie comes to the farm from years of public service at the California Medical Facility - Vacaville as a correctional officer. She comes from a lineage of family farmers with a wealth of knowledge from which she draws upon. Over the years Jeanie’s weekend duties have grown from just tending to the animals and gardens to now running tours and community service youth programs, in addition to one-on-one client work. Her deep knowledge in animal husbandry and her enthusiasm for working with people make her a unique asset to the farm.