Dan McKernan left the startup world and tech job in Austin Texas to rescue farm animals by founding the Barn Sanctuary on his family’s farm in Chelsea Michigan. It all started with a phone call from his Dad.
They discussed what they should do with their farm that had been in the family for 140 years. That conversation completely changed Dan’s path and mission in life and he is now the founder of Barn Sanctuary. A non-profit animal sanctuary that rescues farm animals that have been abused, abandoned or have been victims of natural disasters.
“Don’t be afraid, just be fully committed.”
Dan’s job title and responsibilities have completely changed but he’s still an awesome marketing guy and is lighting up social media with videos of his furry little farm animals to educate the public and raise awareness and money for his mission.
In this episode…
Dan’s life as a Web Developer and marketing expert in the startup world in Austin, TX.
The phone call with his Dad that would change his life.
Starting his non-profit, the Barn Sanctuary, over a weekend.
Going all in just 1 month after trying to keep his day job and build Barn Sanctuary.
How he learns of animals needing rescued.
The viral Facebook Live video he shared about the local sheriffs hunting down a cow in the woods.
What his biggest needs are on the 70 acre farm.
How Patron has enabled him to sustain the animal rescue farm.
Instagram and Twitter @barnsanctuary
The viral video on Facebook of Dan searching for a lost cow in the woods.
Twitter for Dan @danmckernan
Jon Stewart’s Farm Sanctuary
Watkins Glen, NY at the Farm Sanctuary
If you like this episode, be sure to check out the story behind Kim Paciotti of Training Canines quitting her job as a Professional Chef to change the world by changing puppy’s lives on podcast episode #78.
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