Barbara Birdsey is the founder of the Pegasus Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to animal protection, environmental preservation and public education in various parts of the United States, the Caribbean and Kenya. Pegasus also owns and manages the Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary in Palm City, Florida. Previously she founded the Orenda Wildlife Land Trust in Massachusetts. Prior to that, she was a licensed Social Worker for the Department of Social Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston University (MA) with a BA in psychology and from Bridgewater State College with a Masters of Education in counseling. She has been visiting or living in the Treasure Coast area of Florida for many years and currently divides her time between Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida where she has interests in various environmental projects.