Charlie’s Acres’ founder Tracy Vogt has been an animal lover her whole life. She grew up volunteering at local animal shelters and rescuing dogs and cats, including a very special chihuahua, for whom the sanctuary is named. Originally from an agricultural community, Tracy was introduced to farmed animals at an early age. Over time, she realized how underrepresented they are, even in the rescue world. Tracy sought to create a place where she could not only provide a second chance and a forever home for animals who may have ended up on the dinner plate, but also a place where people could meet these incredible animals, hear their stories, and make a connection with them.
The Vogt family was able to purchase and donate the property in 2016, as well as initial construction and operating costs to start this sanctuary. Charlie’s Acres is a 501c3 non-profit and relies on donations from the public in order to sustain this sanctuary into the future.
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Tracy has been an animal lover her whole life. She grew up rescuing dogs and cats, and volunteering
at local animal shelters. From an agricultural community, she was introduced to farm animals, but
never imagined she would start a farm animal sanctuary one day. Armed with a dream, a piece of
property in beautiful Sonoma County, and the imminent arrival of her first rescue pig, Tracy started
Charlie’s Acres from the ground up in the fall of 2016.
Board of Directors
Elise is an entrepreneur with a passion for connecting community through art, which led to the successful inception of her company ArtlyOwl in 2016. Elise’s passion for community extends beyond human residents to include animal welfare and environmental sustainability. She is proud to serve as a member of our Board of Directors and is committed to our mission of encouraging compassionate treatment of animals and providing resources to support a plant-based, planet-friendly lifestyle.
Secretary of the Board
A lifelong advocate of animal welfare, Jenifer supports Charlie’s Acres as Secretary of the Board. Jenifer is a partner in the Los Angeles office of the technology focused law firm Munck Wilson Mandala and has been recognized as one of LA’s top women attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal. When she isn’t practicing law or supporting animal welfare causes, Jenifer enjoys spending time with her husband and their three dogs.
Board of Directors
Jennifer Stojkovic is a multi-talented executive leader in the areas of food technology and investment, policy, and advocacy. She is the founder of Vegan Women Summit (VWS), a global platform of over 25,000 women founders, investors, and advocates around the world dedicated to building a kinder, more sustainable world. In addition to this, Jennifer is a leading advocate for tech policy and innovation in Silicon Valley, working with the world's tech giants, including Google, Microsoft, Uber, and more. A Canadian by birth, Jennifer is an avid athlete, rescue diver, and ethical vegan.
Charlie "Pigeon" Parker
Boss Lady / Sanctuary Namesake
She’s brains and beauty... Charlie is the one in charge here, no question about it! She first came
to live with founder Tracy Vogt in 2010, hailing from the streets of central California. Charlie and
Tracy have been an inseparable team ever since. Having the animal sanctuary named after her has been
a huge confidence boost and she makes sure to tell everyone about it upon first greeting!
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Animal Care Director Rhianna Axon | firstname.lastname@example.org
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