Work History

Bridget Haines

Social Work Graduate Student

Dedicated, resilient individual possessing in-depth knowledge of agricultural and animal sciences. Observation-oriented developing social worker adept in navigating complex and rigorous experiences in both business and human relationships. Versatile and communicative collaborator offering nine years of experience overseeing daily operations of a 110-acre diversified farm along with eight years experience managing highly specified exotic animal care at the nation's first zoo. Highly proficient in adaptability, communication, and reflection.

years of professional experience
years of post-secondary education
Work History

Farm Owner & Operator

Self Employed
2012 - Current
  • Solely assesses over 100 acres of agricultural needs and responsibilities in order to ensure comprehensive efficiency and achieve compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Optimizes Tend programming to maintain financial, productivity, and employment records.
  • Creates and adapts farm strategies in order to maximize production and profitability.
  • Expands farm outreach by continuing to incorporate agritourism-focused activities.
  • Raises and cultivates certified natural crops specializing in rare heirloom varieties.
  • Manages multiple returning employees and ten separate tenant groups within farm operations.
  • Coordinates, broadens, and solidifies wholesale and direct market sales to and relationships with multiple restaurants and local residents.


Chickadee Creek Organic Farm
2014-04 - 2016-12
  • Maintained records and documentation for all certification and government regulatory requirements.
  • Operated and repaired various farming equipment, including tractors and their necessary implements.
  • Initiated and spearheaded a farm-wide irrigation system overhaul.
  • Managed two of the seven farm retail markets.
  • Fulfilled a supervisory role focusing on fostering effectiveness,
    safety, and support of incoming employees.

Lead Zookeeper

Philadelphia Zoo
2006-09 - 2014-05
  • Independently managed and maintained the zoo's African Plains
    division, ensuring efficient and safe operations for both
    employees and animals alike.
  • Intensively and effectively observed animal behavior and physiology for areas of concern or insight regarding husbandry needs or health conditions.
  • Consulted with veterinarians to diagnose problems and administer prescribed treatments.
  • Directed initiatives to provide African Plains ungulates and
    diverse categories of primates behavioral support and essential
    veterinary care.
  • Managed inventory and exhibit maintenance in order to optimize efficiency and public enjoyment.
  • Supervised and expanded species specific public outreach and special event programming.

Master's of Social Service Clinical Focus

Bryn Mawr College
2020-09 - Current

Master's of Counseling Services Clinical Focus

Rider University
2006-06 - 2007-05

Bachelor of Science Zoology, English Literature & Composition

University Of Vermont
1997-08 - 2000-12

Analytical Thinking


Social Perceptiveness

Interpersonal Communication


Behavioral Observation

  • Southampton Township Shade Tree Advisory Board
  • Southampton Township Agricultural Commission
  • Southampton Township Garden Club
  • Southampton Township Creative Team
  • Burlington County Board of Agriculture
  • Burlington County Women's Board of Agriculture