Tracy Jane Young
Tracy Jane Young grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. An outdoors gal through and through, Tracy taught environmental education at the National Outdoor Leadership School in the Western United States and led exploratory trips in Alaska, Wyoming, Washington and Idaho. All of these ventures into the wilderness were simply primers for the back lot TNR cat stake-outs she only recently found herself doing in Brooklyn.
A true foodie, Tracy returned to school to pursue an Associates Degree in the culinary arts from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. As part of her training, she traveled and cooked with some of the world’s top chefs in China, New Zealand, Mexico, Thailand, Europe and the US. After working in the restaurant industry for a number of years, Tracy went to work as a private chef on private yachts and plied the seas from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. Tracy is also part owner of Stone Park Cafe, which is now celebrating its eighth year in operation.
Sara has always had an interest in animals, but she finds the plight of the street cat particularly gripping. After several melancholy encounters with local strays, she knew that making an impact in the lives of abandoned animals would be impossible to do alone. Now a foster caregiver, Sara is providing meals, play time, and a loving home to some of TASC’s most adoptable rescues. Her own cat, Matsui, also volunteers as a foster brother/Jedi Knight. When not teaching his Padawans, he loves equally to eat and to chase (through a window pane) the pigeons that land on the air conditioner.
When not volunteering, you’ll find Sara reading comics, singing with Musicocity, playing a variety of video, board, or pen & paper games, and working in the offices of The National Kidney Foundation.