Our Staff

Office Manager - Sharon Roberts


Although she grew up in the heart of the Windy City, Sharon has learned a lot about horses over her years as a horse-show mom, and now, as a member of the team at Runaway Farms. Drawing from her background and experience as an administrative assistant, Sharon oversees most of the administrative work, such as making phone calls, appointments, placing orders, and preparing paperwork and tax documents. She also assists with daily turnout, feeding, and facility maintenance; where she specializes in keeping water buckets and troughs spotlessly clean! In order to further her equine education, Sharon often attends continuing education programs on feeding, health, and general horse care with Melissa.


Facilities Manager - Ken Roberts


Even though most people rarely see Ken around the farm, he is a vital member of the Runaway Farms team. Since retiring from a full-time mechanical engineering career, Ken has found more time to work on projects around the farm. Ken uses his years of experience as an engineer and builder to complete construction, maintenance, and repair projects at the farm. He also handles the daily turnout and feeding of the horses and gives them lots of love and quality grazing time. 


Barn Staff


Punkin is our barn kitty. He was part of a litter of feral kittens found in an old barn on the property, and he is just the best cat! While he enjoys hunting and "wild" time around the farm, Punkin has become fairly domesticated and lives part-time in the house with Ken and Sharon.