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About Us

Our Team

Our Team

FOTF is held together by wonderful founders, employees, and board members.


Carmen and Greg Pope decided to go vegan in 2013 after watching several documentaries. They didn't want to stop there so they sold their house, started a non-profit, and bought 10 acres in Good Hope to start this sanctuary. 


President / Co-Founder

Greg Pope

Greg has a degree in Applied Science, Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force. He served six years in the Air Force then became an executive recruiter. 


Greg has a passion for saving animals and providing them with a loving forever home.



Carmen Pope

Carmen was a vet assistant and pet sitter for 15+ years. She became a vegetarian in high school after writing a research paper on animal rights. 


Carmen is excited to be part of FOTF to help raise awareness for animals and, equally, to help people grow. She wants to empower people to make decisions that help themselves, others, and the planet. 


We are immensely grateful for our amazing employees who dedicate their lives to serve the animals at the sanctuary. 


Operations Manager

Erin Tompkins

Erin studied Animal Science at Auburn University. She began her career as a zookeeper at Zoo Atlanta. During her time there, she went vegan. After working with Full Circle Farm Sanctuary, Erin joined our team. 


Erin is passionate about positive enrichment and ensuring our residents are as happy as possible. When not taking care of animals, Erin creates art and stories

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Executive Director

Ryan Bulzan

As the Executive Director, Ryan oversees FOTF's strategic vision and operations. He has a soft spot for farm animals and became vegan in 2013 after visiting a sanctuary.

Ryan is also an experienced animal rights activist, community organizer, and trainer for an international animal rights organization. Ryan's passions include home cooking, hiking, camping, and aviation.


Animal Caregiver

Kaitlyn Hegwood

Kaitlyn was born and raised in Social Circle, GA. She grew up with mainly cats and dogs, but as she got older, she became infatuated with animals of all shapes and sizes.


Kaitlyn has worked within the pet industry for the last 5 years and plans to study to be in the veterinary field. She’s thrilled to be a part of the Farm of the Free to further her love and knowledge of animals.

Board of Directors

Our board members bring amazing ideas, skills, and creativity to our sanctuary. We are so lucky to have them!


Board Secretary

Jessica Scott

Jessica has always been a true friend to animals. She has been a veterinary assistant since 2003, a pet sitter since 2008, & has also volunteered with many small animal rescue organizations & farm sanctuaries. 


It's very important to Jessica to keep helping those without a voice. She's very excited, proud, & happy to be a part of this movement that means so much to her! 

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Board Member

Jodie Jacobs

Jodie is an ordained Animal Chaplain, Let Animals Lead® Animal Reiki Practitioner, Animal Communication Collective Ambassador, executive assistant, event planner, and animal rescue volunteer. Her animal passion has led her to volunteer for several rescues, including Puppy Kitty NYC, Best Friends, and Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. 

She is honored and thrilled to join the FOTF team and be part of their inspiring work to help animals!


Board Treasurer

Victor Valentin

Victor has 10+ years of professional accounting experience. He and his partner have rescued several dogs, reptiles, water fowl, birds, aquarium fish, and insects. 

Victor has been vegan since 2007! He is very passionate about creating a kinder, more compassionate world for animals.


Board Member

Meghan Smith

Meghan has been a vegetarian since birth and a vegan since the age of 12. Meghan believes advocating for others is at the heart of who she is. Meghan has experience in community building, engagement, and organization, as well as event planning and fundraising.

As an artist, designer, and proud dog mom of two, she is honored to join Farm of the Free’s board and to support their mission to create a safe space for all. 

Ready to get involved?


Become a member or help with a one-time gift - all donations go toward the care of our animal residents  


We offer free private tours of our sanctuary by appointment only


It takes a village to care for 35 residents, so your help is greatly appreciated


Companies and brands that align with our mission can join the “Moo Crew”

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