Hi, I’m Jess! For those of you that don’t know who is behind Gratitude Me and some babies Gate, my name is Jess. I was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and have devoted my life to the care of animals in need. I have been so fortunate to help save so many working as a veterinary technician for close to 15 years and knew it was time to take the next step! One of the most important parts of our mission is helping to teach others proper care and compassion for these beautiful creatures. Starting Gratitude Gate has allowed me to reach out to so many! Help us continue in this mission by sharing our page with others. We can make a difference together!
And I’m Don! Growing up in Maryland, I was waking up before the sun to start a day that included milking a herd of dairy goats, working at a turkey farm or exercise riding racehorses at the local track. As a result, I’m no stranger to the goings-on of a farm environment, its animals or the work involved to keep everything Don and Emma running smooth and efficiently. I have over 10 years of experience in general construction, dealing with the building of new structures and restoration of existing establishments. However, over 18 years ago, I had a chance encounter that provided me with an exciting new career opportunity that shifted my work from the ground up into the trees. I have since spent my time since climbing trees and working as an arborist in the tree industry. This work further influenced my passion for the conservation of native species and allows me to keep current with issues affecting trees and shrubs on a local and national level.