Tim Farmer was shocked when his name was called. He had no idea he was up for 2019 Volunteer of the Year. It took a small family conspiracy and some white lies about a vacation that needed rescheduling to get Tim to the Family Picnic, as he had plans to be out of town. “I say every year, it will get harder to pick the volunteer of the year because they always outdo themselves.” says Volunteer Coordinator, Maryssa Hill. “But every year, when it comes time to do nominations, staff always seems to be on the same page.”

Tim is an incredible volunteer and a wonderful ambassador for Carolina Tiger Rescue. We could not be more proud to honor him.

Maryssa Hill, left, presents Tim farmer with the 2019 Volunteer of the Year award 

With over 160 volunteers, who donated a generous 20,000 volunteer hours to the animals at the sanctuary, it was certainly no easy task to pick just one person. Other 2019 Award Winners include: Elizabeth Henderson – Gift Shop, Heather Earp – Tour Guide, Katrina Greely – Tour Guide – Fire Ant Killer, Taniya Wright – Tour Guide – Rookie of the Year, Kalyn Walker – Animal Care, Andrew Freeman – Animal Care, Sam Kern – Animal Care, Chip Weisert – Construction, Susan and Mitch Haber  – Marketing, Shirley and Dexter Horton – Adoptive Parent




Katrina Greely shows off her award for being the Fire Ant Assassin 

Heather Earp (left) receives her award from Education Director, Katie Cannon (right)

Taniya Wright received the honor of Rookie of the Year