Juanita Wilson MBE
Mossburn Community Farm Founder & Manager
Mossburn Community Farm Founder
I never started out to set up an animal charity, the whole thing just happened. Many years ago now, it became known locally that I was approachable when people got into difficulties with horses and ponies. Inevitably a sick pony called Merlin arrived on my doorstep, I nursed him back to health and it all started from there. As a direct result of Merlin’s arrival, I decided to form a committee and set up a charity. At first, we were solely an equine charity but when we moved into Mossburn, things began to change with the arrival of five pigs, three geese and three sheep, and we started to take on the shape of how we are today.
Responsible for the day to day running of the farm and ensuring that our animals are looked after to the highest possible standard.
Siohban first started as a volunteer when she was just 12 years old and has only only taken a break to pursue her education. She achieved a Class 1 Honours Degree in Zoology at the University of Dundee and a Masters Degree in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University.
Responsible for developing the Animal Assisted Therapy and community engagement aspects of Mossburn and our long term sustainability.
Steve has over 10 years' experience of working with young people in both formal and informal educational environments and specialises in working with both autistic and SEND learners.
Steve has a Masters degree in Educational Philosophy and Theory at the University of Glasgow and has undergraduate degrees in Educational Studies and Sports Coaching and Development.
Our main Animal Assisted Therapist at Mossburn.