Board of Directors

Kendra Janssen

Kendra is the founder and President of Chester’s Barn. She is a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a Business Degree. She started rescuing animals at a very young age, but her first real rescue was a cat named Chester in 1998. Thus started the trend of taking in critters big and small. She’s been doing this for several decades on her own before founding Chester’s Barn.

Helping helpless animals in need helped her. She is a survivor from decades of Domestic Abuse. It was helping animals and focusing attention on them that kept her going. Animals can give you a sense of security and someone to share the day with. Caring for them can help you feel wanted and needed. She knew they deserved better and at the same time they healed her with their unconditional love. When she isn’t working her 4 jobs she can be found running, biking, kayaking, hiking, or enjoying company with friends, traveling with family and her 7 “foster boys”.

Mikayla Sterling

Mikayla is the Vice President and Treasurer of Chester’s Barn. Mikayla is an aspiring accountant. She is a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a Masters in Accounting.

Her strengths in finance and accounting are invaluable to the not for profit. Mikayla is an animal lover and often volunteers at Chester’s Barn. She can be found stacking hay, cleaning stalls, brushing animals. Her favorite resident is Sammy! Sammy is the barn clown and Mikayla can always be found giving him treats and laughing at his silliness.

Mikayla enjoys baking, hiking, spending time with her dogs, family, and friends.

Jenn Troy

Jenn Troy is secretary of Chester’s Barn.  Bio coming soon!

Jan Kirshenbaum is a Board member.  Bio coming soon!!

Jennifer Gulliver is a Board member.  Bio coming soon!!

Dr, Bill Prokop is a Board member.  Bio coming soon!!

Gabriel Gurley is a Board member.  Bio coming soon!!