Ted and JoAnn Dawson combine years of business and horse experience operating Carousel Farm & Riding Stables in Delaware, Ted & JoAnn opened Fairwinds in 1999. JoAnn has a B.S. degree in Animal Science and Ag Education and a Masters Degree in Education from the U of D. She teaches Equine Science along with Theatre classes at Cecil College. She is a LEAD Maryland fellow, and member of the MD Horse Council, Cecil County and North East Chambers of commerce, Cecil County Economic Development Commission, Cecil Tourism and MD Farm Bureau Equine Committee.
Through her membership in the Screen Actor's Guild JoAnn (SAG name Jodi) works in film and television as an actress, wrangler, and animal handler. Best credits: The Sixth Sense, Oprah Winfrey'sBeloved, 12 monkeys, Prince Among Slaves, and House of Cards.
Ted holds a B.S. degree from the University of Delaware in Business Administration and Finance. He has an extensive farming background, including dairy, crops, livestock and fish farming. He is a member of the Maryland Farm Bureau and teaches equine classes at Cecil College.
The Dawsons have two sons, Zach, a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, and Nick, a personal sales representative for the Discovery Channel.
Book the Dawsons for your next agritourism or equine conference, workshop or seminar! Their PowerPoint presentation, "Thinking Outside the Boxstall - Top Ten Ways to Avoid Getting a Real Job," is entertaining as well as educational!