President – Andrea Durham
Andrea found a passion for animal rescue years ago when she began fostering (and failing as a foster due to adopting the animals herself) cats and dogs for various rescues within the upstate of South Carolina. During those years, Andrea and Jeff adopted their first two donkeys, Jessie and Ringer. Andrea’s love for donkeys began on day one with those two donkeys. Andrea and her husband Jeff are the proud founders of Long Ear Rescue. Andrea spent as much time as possible in an equestrian barn as a child, and has adored animals ever since. When Andrea isn’t behind the chair as a hairstylist, she’s at their farm with all of their rescue animals and the animals of Long Ear Rescue.
Vice-President – Catheryn McCraw
Catheryn McCraw’s love for animals started when she was just a small child when she believed with all of her heart that her stuffed animals were real. She made sure they were comfortable, that they all got along and that they felt safe and loved with her. Since that time, Catheryn has had a soft spot for all creatures who do not have a voice of their own, and for the past 15+ years has actively been engaged in the rescue community by fostering, fundraising, volunteering, and helping any rescue organization that needs her – from dog rescues, cat rescues, wildlife rescues and even opossum rescues. She grew up around horses and barns, spending her summers with her father on a dude ranch in Arizona, so when Andrea asked her to join her in her mission to help her save these animals, it felt like coming home. Catheryn is the Director of Employee Relations for a large corporation in Greenville where she lives with her husband, David, and their two rescue dogs, Stella and Annabelle. When Catheryn isn’t working or volunteering, you can find her enjoying the outdoor sun, traveling, or relaxing with a nice big glass of wine.
Facilities Director – Jeff Durham
Jeff grew up on the farm that Long Ear Rescue resides on. He had no idea how drastically his life would change when he married Andrea and moved her to the farm. Jeff works full time as the parts coordinator for a local body shop, but his favorite thing in the whole wide world is playing golf. However, Andrea keeps him busy fulfilling his facilities director position by building fences, weed eating the fences, and wrangling animals. When Jeff can’t be found, he’s usually spending time with the couple’s one eyed Pit Bull, Tula, or on his tractor.
For pdf files of the Board of Directors Meetings Minutes, click here.