Who's Who!!



Ron and Linda Pickard established the non-profit 501(c)3 Sharon Charitable Trust in 1998 for the purpose of providing a sanctuary for native wildlife and the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs.  They serve as executive trustees for the trust, which has now established and maintains what is known as Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Refuge.  The sanctuary has become their passion and they continue to make additions and improvements each year.




Lindia Paulson retired after serving 13 years as Administrator.  However, her commitment and dedication to Horse Creek Wildlife will continue to be felt as she assists Ron & Linda Pickard as Trustees of the Sharon Charitable Trust, which funds the sanctuary.  She and her husband Bob live close by and both are true friends of the sanctuary, devoting countless volunteer hours to the dog rescue program.

Lindia plans to spend more time at their condo on the beach in Florida while she and Bob plan that "special trip."


Kevin Skoffic, General Manager, oversees all operations for the sanctuary’s programs, property and facilities.  Kevin and his wife Bonnie, live close by on a small farm with horses, cows, dogs, goats, chickens, and Betty the cat.  He enjoys repairing and maintaining his farm equipment.  In addition to his many talents, Kevin is a great artist and has contributed to many of the sanctuary’s booklets, brochures, seasonal cards and paintings.


Tim Stanfill, Villa Operations Supervisor, ensures all of the sanctuary’s rescued dogs live well as he maintains the villa to the highest standards.  He works closely under the supervision of Dr. Don Edwards to provide excellent care for the sanctuary’s rescues.  We often refer to Tim as the sanctuary’s very own personal “dog whisperer.”  He also has the ability to “fix anything” making him a handy person to have around.  Tim lives at Horse Creek with his wife Candy, and their dogs and cats.


Robert Adams, Operations Staff, helps to ensure our vehicles, equipment, and buildings remain in excellent condition.  He, his wife, Sherry, and their son live in Hardin County, not far from Pickwick Dam.  Robert enjoys black powder shooting and “making things work right.”


Donald Baugus, Operations Foreman, helps to keep the sanctuary looking beautiful and the equipment in good working order.  Donald is very creative and has the ability to visualize and create useful items that solve problems.  He, his wife Tammy, and their son Brandon, live nearby in Hardin County.  In his spare time, he helps his father tend cattle.  Donald enjoys being outdoors - he rides ATV's, hunts, and fishes for relaxation.


Kim Austin, Administrative Specialist and Adoptions Facilitator, maintains our animal records and other administrative duties in our office. In addition to her office duties, Kim oversees our adoption programs and sees that our rescued dogs are placed in the very best homes possible. Kim and her family live in Savannah with several dogs and her cat named Orange.  Kim's home time is filled with all the activities associated with two young sons. 


Lonnie Vandiver, Operations Staff, is involved in just about all of the day-to-day activities that keep the sanctuary looking good and running smoothly.  He also helps in the care and feeding of the sanctuary’s two horses.  Lonnie joined us originally as a high school student working after school.  He lives near the sanctuary and can be seen on weekends keeping an eye on things for us.  Lonnie enjoys hunting, fishing and loves to collect guns.


Kathy Stidham, Bookkeeper, is responsible for our bookkeeping duties. She and her husband, Ronnie, live in Adamsville. They share their home with four rescued dogs, one of whom was adopted from Horse Creek several years ago. They enjoy loading up their dogs into their camper and discovering new adventures on long weekends.


Angie Cheek, the newest member of our team, maintains our Villa and cares for our rescued dogs. She lives in Savannah with her mom, who she helps care for, and her dog Lucy. When Angie is not at work, she is enjoying spending time with family and friends. She can be found shopping in her free time, too!





Helping the World through Animals


13780 Highway 69
Savannah, TN 38372
phone: 731-926-4008
fax: 731-926-3000

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