Spring Farm CARES Animal and Nature Sanctuary
Our Founders & Directors

Meet Our Directors

Bonnie Jones Reynolds
Co-Founder, President

Bonnie Jones ReynoldsRaised on Spring Farm, Bonnie pursued successful careers in dancing, then modeling, then acting. She appeared on stage, including Broadway, and in TV shows like M*A*S*H. She is also the author of best selling novels THE TRUTH ABOUT UNICORNS and THE CONFETTI MAN, the yoga text book BIKRAM'S BEGINNING YOGA CLASS, now in its 27th year in print, and co-author of the Spring Farm CARES biography IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK: The Miracles of Spring Farm, and The Magdalen.



Dawn E. Hayman
Co-Founder, Vice-President

Dawn HaymanDawn is one of the pioneers in the field of Animal Communication. She and Bonnie worked in partnership as TT.E.A.M. practitioners and professional hypnotists before founding Spring Farm CARES in 1991. Dawn has a B.S. in Social Work. She is author of ANIMAL WISDOM FOR MANKIND, co-author of the Spring Farm CARES biography IF ONLY THEY COULD TALK: The Miracles of Spring Farm, and a contributing author in several other books and periodicals. Her work has been featured in many magazines such as Practical Horseman and Equus, as well as many other publications over the years. Dawn has been a professional animal communicator, doing consultations and teaching, since 1987. She has consulted with more than 50,000 animals and brings that vast knowledge and experience with her in her teaching and writing. You can find more information about Dawn, her consultations and workshops, and many of the messages given to her by our animals, on the Animal Communication page.



Margot B. Unkel, Ph.D.
Treasurer, Assistant Director

Dr. Margot UnkelMargot joined Bonnie and Dawn in the leadership of Spring Farm CARES in 1995. She taught recreation and park management at Texas A & M and Ithaca College, and was Assistant Research Professor at the University of Washington College of Forest Resources. She also put in time with IBM as a Systems Engineer, and with Boise Cascade as a Management Consultant. Along the way, she co-founded Service Dogs, Inc., in Oakland California, and Animals in Distress, a wildlife rehabilitation organization in Boise, Idaho. During an eight-year period she was a volunteer at the Idaho Humane Society, acting variously as treasurer, vice-President, and President, while also creating their computerized animal shelter management system, and writing important surveys. Spring Farm CARES lucked out when she joined our team.


Our Board of Directors

Dennis Hayman, Leigh Lain DVM , Patricia O'Connor, Lillie Goodrich, John Andersen