About the owners
Yoginath and Udarakirti (aka Tim and Olga Moore), are a husband and wife team who have been involved with the Saranagati farm project since 1994.
Yoginath has a background in journalism and studied at Western Washington State University in Bellingham, WA. Udarakirti was a piano teacher in Russia and worked with Amnesty International to end religious persecution of the Hare Krishnas in the former Soviet Union. She came to Canada in 1989 as a political refugee and married Yoginath in 1991. They raised 4 daughters in Saranagati Village and in recent years have turned their attention to raising Krishna's cows.
It has been a steep learning curve since neither had previous experience in animal husbandry, but over the years they have networked with goshalas all over the world in order to understand the techniques of conscientious cow care.
Other Team Members
Our on call volunteers who help with cleaning, feeding, and general care are Vicaru, Ramanath and Laura. General help from Rameshvara and family. Our special event fund raisers who orchestrate our Janmastami fundraising events are Pravin and Meenasha Mysuria.
Daivata is our ox acharya. He worked in the oxen training program at the ISKCON farm in West Virginia from 1981 to 1991. He fell in love with Saranagati and came out of retirement in 2017 to work with the oxen of Ahimsa Goshala. His wife, Visvadika (Joanne Alves) also divides her time between India and Saranagati. She is a member of People for Animals International and co-founder of the Nandishala Project in West Bengal. She has a background in homeopathic medicine and was formerly the chief health care provider for a herd of 346 cows at the ISKCON Mayapur goshala.