This audit includes an objective, science-based assessment of the AW program using only company policies and procedures that farm follows.

The simple audit provides a simple report to the company using internal FACTA quality control but not a peer-review using our SAC. The final product is a letter indicating that the farm does or does not follow its policy and the appropriate industry standard.  In addition the company can request FACTA’s evaluation on how company policies and procedures compare to minimum industry standards (ex. NPB, NCC or UEP guidelines).

Jacquelyn Babcock


Jacquelyn joined Farm Animal Care Training and Auditing in 2018; she uses her diverse animal species background to conduct animal welfare audits. Jacquelyn continues to learn and gain knowledge in all species for auditing livestock production.

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Kalyn Strahley

Animal Welfare Auditor

Kalyn joined FACTA in September of 2022. She grew up in Northwest Ohio, where she was an active member in 4-H and FFA. Her time in youth agriculture organizations eventually led her to the Ohio State University where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Her love for agriculture and animals is what led her to her current role with FACTA.

Taylor Pisano

Animal Welfare Auditor

Taylor is from Charleston, South Carolina and started his career in agriculture by attending Middle Tennessee State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He has 3 years of experience managing large poultry breeder operations and is excited to expand on his knowledge working for FACTA. He loves sports and likes to spend his free time on the beach or fishing..

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Elissa Melchior 

Animal Welfare Auditor

Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Elissa attended Fresno State University, where she earned a degree in animal science. After graduation, Elissa spent six years in the poultry industry before transitioning to her current role as an animal welfare auditor. Throughout her career, Elissa has developed a strong passion for ensuring that animals are treated humanely and with respect. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, playing soccer, and reading.  

Marina Demaine

Report Processor

Marina joined FACTA in May of 2023. She grew up in Scottsdale, AZ and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she earned degrees in Linguistics and Philosophy with an emphasis in ethics. While in school she worked for the University’s College of Agriculture, School of Plant Sciences assisting their team of faculty and staff. Since graduation, Marina’s work has focused on technical writing and internal policy and procedure audits. When not at work she enjoys spending time reading and writing about European history.

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Kolby LeJeune

Animal Welfare Auditor

Kolby was raised in Southwest Louisiana and attended McNeese State University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. Upon graduation, she then spent the next 9 years starting her career in poultry where she participated in several different aspects of the industry including broiler and turkey production. Kolby is PAACO certified in Poultry and excited to learn the different industries and species. Joining FACTA May of 2023, Kolby brings her previous experience and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of the different animal industries. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and riding horses.



We are determined to provide the highest quality audit services, training, and technical certification which is exactly why operators, like you, rely on and place their trust in us.

Advanced Technology

FACTA only uses the most up to date technology and standards when it comes to animal welfare. That is why we developed our exclusive bi-lingual online training and certification programs.

Clear Communication

Clear communication is a must have in our line of business. The ultimate take away from out services is a wealth of critical information made available to management, animal caretakers, and consumers.


We value relationships with our clients, and our 40-year relationship to the financial and economic side of food production results in a deep understanding of your business.