Meet the Team

Jen and Dave Sale with a rescued lamb.

Jen Sale

Founder & Executive Director

Jen Sale

Founder and Executive Director

Jen Sale always dreamed of founding a horse sanctuary, but after taking in two critically sick newborn goats that were left for dead at a local auction, she knew her calling was much more than just neglected horses. Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary was started as a horse rescue, and quickly turned into a full farm animal sanctuary after Jen learned about the horrors of dairy and our food system. Jen’s background in medicine as a LVN, along with ACLS and Telemetry certificates gave her experience working in acute care settings, and has been of great benefit to the ranch. She has the skill to reassure incoming rescues who may be traumatized, and provide preventive care to a range of animals which often reduces or eliminates large veterinary bills.

Jen’s dedication to the animals of SRAS is enormous- she is 100% hands on and works along side the volunteers 365 days a year to ensure each resident receives the best care possible. In her rare free time, Jen enjoys live music, hanging with friends and family, and relaxing by a fire with a glass of good wine.

Caroline Knox

Board Member, Marketing

Caroline Knox

Board Member, Marketing Director

When asked as a child what she wanted to be when she grew up, the answers were always an enthusiastic “animal rescuer!” Always an advocate for animals, in 2019, Caroline started volunteering at SRAS, caring for and learning about ranch life and farm animals. 

 

In addition to ranch chores, Caroline also helps SRAS with marketing strategy and branding efforts using her 25+ years of marketing experience in several industries, including education, financial services, and insurance.

 

Caroline and her husband have a rescued English bulldog and a Great Pyrenees, in addition to a rehabbed field mouse called, Pip. And as a new ranch owner, they have provided refuge to four slaughterhouse lambs, and eight rescued chickens. 

Eileen Keswick CPA

CFO

Eileen Keswick CPA

CFO

As Eileen’s cousin said after seeing her surrounded by a litter of kittens at the ripe old age of two, I knew that her life would be filled with animals, always. A locally practicing CPA for over thirty years, she derives so much joy in watching the behavior and interactions of all living creatures, great and small. She has also extended that watchful eye on helping keep our books tidy and correct, navigating us through the mountain of paperwork required to enable us to focus on giving help where it’s needed, with the animals.

Shawn Sorensen

Advisory Board Member

Shawn Sorenson

Advisory Board Member

Shawn Sorensen is the owner and broker of EXIT Alliance Realty, founder of Random Acts of Kindness Alliance (RAKA), and Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Temecula Valley. She believes that one person has the power to make a big difference in the life of others.

Shawn has been an animal lover all her life. She grew up with dogs, bunnies, goats, pigs, hamsters, mice, and a variety of birds. They were way more than just pets for her, they were family! In 1992 Shawn married Rob Sorensen who was also an animal lover. Together with their two sons, Austin and Connor, they have raised, rescued and loved many animals through the years. Shawn and Rob reside in Murrieta with their two rescue dogs Baxter and Snoopy.

Her connection with Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary began in October 2021 when she answered an ad to help animals with special needs. She instantly fell in love with the sanctuary and made immediate connections with the residents. Thanks to SRAS her newest hobby is talking to Ari the turkey, taking goat selfies and telling everyone she knows about Sale Ranch.

Lindy Sabbarra

Advisory Board Member

Lindy Sabbarra

Advisory Board Member

Lindy grew up with a veterinarian father so her life-long love for animals was an easy and natural fit. She always felt like it was contradictory to eat the beings she loved and respected, but it was not until her 5 year old daughter decided to refuse animal products that she took her daughter’s lead and made the leap to become vegan in 2019.

Lindy lives in Temecula with her husband and two daughters, and works for the local school district in special education. She finds joy in helping others that need it the most. She enjoys her time at Sale Ranch being with like-minded people, promoting kindness to all, and helping the team give the animal residents their happily ever afters.

Dr. Celeste Martin, DVM

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Celeste Martin, DVM

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Celeste Martin graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, spending her clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Fairfield in Northern California, Dr. Martin spent the majority of her summers growing up spending time on her family’s farms, where she worked with the local veterinarian. While in veterinary school, she found her true passion lies in equine medicine. During her time at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, Dr. Martin honed her skills in equine medicine and foal care. Along with her passion for horses, Dr. Martin has always had a soft spot for working with goats and all things bovine.

Dr. Martin lives in Temecula with her husband, Jameson, their children, Easton and Eva, along with their fur children, Dixie and Bear.  In their spare time, The Martins enjoy spending time with family, going to country concerts and being outdoors.

Tim Ivey

Advisory Board Member

Tim Ivey

Advisory Board Member

Brenda Hoffman

Facilities

Brenda has wanted to help make the lives of animals better in some way all her life. Although rescuing farmed animals sounded like life goals, she needed to visit and volunteer at rescues to see what that life was really like. After taking a tour at Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary she asked about volunteer opportunities and has been learning the work that’s involved in making happy ever afters ever since

Alexa Miller

Caregiver

“I’ve had a huge love for animals my entire life. When I was just 12 I made the decision to stop eating them, and I’ve tried my best since then to educate people on humane treatment of them. The majority of my experience in the past has been with horses, but I love taking care of all of the animals at the ranch and learning all of their different personalities!”

Rhonda Klick

Volunteer, Legal Matters

Rhonda thought that she had always been an animal lover, but, when she met the farm animal residents of SRAS, and heard the real stories about how the animal agriculture industry treats animals like products, not like beings, she realized that she had, unknowingly, actually been just a pet lover, not an animal lover. Since learning what Jen, Dave, and SRAS have to teach, she has aligned her actions with her true beliefs, and she and her husband, Pete, have changed their diet to solely plant-based foods, and have adapted their lifestyle toward vegan principles. They both feel fantastic, and are so happy for these changes, and feel blessed to have SRAS in their lives.

Rhonda is a retired attorney, practicing in the Long Beach area for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Pete, now live in Temecula, on 40 acres, with her beloved three horses and two dogs. Rhonda volunteers with SRAS behind the scenes, assisting with their legal matters.

Christine Crews de Latorre

Volunteer, Gardener

As SRAS’ garden volunteer, Christine has significantly expanded the Sale Ranch vegetable garden. She works her magic to grow and harvest an astonishing array of homegrown organic food for which 100% of the harvest is fed the ranch residents.

Joe Portillo

Lead Gardener

Joe has over a decade of combined agricultural, environmental, and farm management experience. He is a dedicated advocate for the environment and wildlife. Having been certified as a guide for the Joshua Tree National Park, and completing the farm training program at the Rober Redford Conservancy, Joe is uniquely qualified to take on the challenges of Sale Ranch’s one-of-a-kind regenerative farm sanctuary project.