Who We Are

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Board of Directors

Deborah Schwink Co-Founder and President
Executive Director,
Graze in Peace (Durham, ME)

Deb has a background in marketing and communications for software companies and is also a paralegal. Besides founding Graze in Peace, she has served on the Boards of her son’s Montessori school and other local nonprofits. When not running the “business” side of Graze, Deb works as a writing consultant and is mom to 18yr old son (Ben), four rescue cats (Luigi-Bu, Perrick Butter Kisses, Nori, and Dan), and two rescue pups (Buddy & Holly).

Thomas Carl Schwink Co-Founder, Vice President
Principal MTS,
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (Cambridge, MA)

Carl mentors the farm staff and animal caregivers at Graze while also serving on the Board. Carl’s business skills stem from running his own electronic design services consulting company from a base in Silicon Valley. Over the course of three decades he has worked for more than a dozen high-tech firms including Cisco, Sun, Cylink, and DE Shaw Research, fulfilling their chip design and verification needs. Carl’s free time hobbies include playing guitar, baking bread, and spinning/knitting.

Kim Brooks, Vice President and Treasurer
English Teacher,
The Bronx High School of Science (Bronx, NY)

Kim has taught high school in the public school system for over 17 years. She holds a bachelor’s in English and criminal justice, a master’s in secondary English education, and a masters in educational leadership and administration. In her free time, she moonlights as a trombonist and enjoys hiking, yoga, and cooking plant-based food. She lives with her two cats, Cadbury and Paprika, and a rotating cast of fosters from her local shelter in New York City.

Board of Advisors

Dr. Kelsey Hilton, DVM
Farm Animal Veterinarian and Advisor to Graze in Peace

Large Animal Veterinarian, Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic (Monmouth, ME)

Kim Carpenter Bookkeeper
Finance Manager, Independence Association (Brunswick, ME)