Shawna McFarland

"When I was 14 years old my family and I got on a plane bound for Ireland. I remember, as we descended, staring out the window down at my new home. I have many times since looked down upon this green country with it's quilted rolling hills and everytime a love for this land took root deep in my heart. We stood alone at first, but like a single tree in a field, if it grows at all it grows strong."

"After twelve years it has been the best of times and it has been the worst of times. I am more honored than words can say to be a part of the beginning of something great."

"My parents taught us so well how to live, work and play on the field and to take ownership of it. They always made us feel like it was our calling too. My God, my parents, this country and all that I have learned will forever be the foundation I stand on."

Shawna is a Psychology graduate of Great Lakes University.