Meet our new barn manager, Mattie!
We are so excited to welcome Mattie into the ThorpeWood family! Our animals are lucky to have someone so dedicated, conscientious, and loving on their team. Mattie is also proving to be a great asset for our programs and property maintenance. Stop by the barn someday soon to see her enthusiasm and contagious smile for yourself!
And now, here’s a bit on Mattie’s background:
A local to the area, Mattie grew up in Hagerstown, Maryland. Having relocated to Frederick with her husband in 2021 to be more local to work, she stumbled into the role of Barn Manager at ThorpeWood in an effort to change tracks from the biotechnology industry, where she worked for 2 years after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Maryland Global Campus.
Mattie has two passions: animals and helping others; which makes every day in her role at ThorpeWood a dream come true. When she isn’t grooming and riding the horses, or playing with the goats, she’s helping Katie teach any visitors about the wonders of nature and farm life, or she’s helping Jeff with property maintenance (seriously, 160 acres is A LOT!).
Mattie and her husband, Chris, enjoy chilling at the dog park with their senior Boston Terrier, Frazier, and watching the newest season of Bob’s Burgers in their spare time. She’s also a devoted nerd, reading comic books in her spare time, as well as other books that continue to fill up her home library.