Work History

Bridget Haines

Licensed Social Worker


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 eleven 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
Vincentown , NJ
2012.06 - 2023.06
  • 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.

Therapist Intern

The Center For Growth
Philadelphia , PA
2022.09 - 2023.04
  • Delivered direct psychological and behavioral support to broad array of clients within a multi-state, long-standing private practice.
  • Assessed client needs, developed treatment plans, and implemented therapeutic interventions to promote awareness and growth.
  • Built and maintained therapeutic relationships, fostering positive, supportive and empowering client environments.
  • Documented and evaluated client progress to track effectiveness and inform future, evidence-based treatment plans.
  • Co-facilitated a targeted support group with particular focus on trust and collaboration.
  • Attended formal continuing education sessions to maintain professional standards and a robust connection with cutting edge developments.

School Social Work Intern

Hainesport School
Hainesport , NJ
2021.09 - 2022.06
  • Facilitated and designed support groups for children specifically concentrated on self-worth, reflective expression, and relational distress.
  • Initiated and administered individual counseling services both within and without classroom settings in order to reinforce behavioral coping skills and promote emotional awareness and regulation.
  • Constructed and solidified trusting rapport with children and families, fostering interconnectedness and self-determined partnerships in order to meet case exigencies.
  • Identified at-risk students while carefully considering impacts of intersectionality and advocated on behalf of clients at scholastic, family, and community levels.
  • Created formal, specialized IEP strategies focused on behavioral and educational modifications and then communicated detailed plans with relevant staff.
  • Conducted individual/family remote and in-person biopsychosocial evaluations followed by documentation of data in formal case assessments and finalized reports.
  • Utilized case study material, relevant research, and collaboration with community leaders and proponents in order to coordinate resource drives for students and families.


Chickadee Creek Organic Farm
Pennington , NJ
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
Philadelphia , PA
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 Science - Clinical Focus

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
2020.09 - 2023.05

Master's of Counseling Services - Clinical Focus

Rider University
Trenton, NJ
2006.06 - 2007.05

Bachelor of Science - Zoology, English Literature & Composition

University Of Vermont
Burlington, VT
1997.08 - 2000.12


Analytical Thinking



  • 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
Bridget HainesLicensed Social Worker