Raised in Carthage, TN, just an hour East of Nashville, I grew up on a small farm around cattle and worked setting tobacco and hauling hay through high school with various local farmers. It wasn’t until 2014 that I found my way back to farming through a Permaculture Design course taught by Cliff Davis of Pig and Leaf. This has led to a 5+ year intensive hands on training experience in all things farming. I spent 3 years working at Caney Fork Farms. During the last year at CFF, I was the agroforestry manager working with chestnuts, apples, and an extensive edible landscape.
From this wide range of experiences, a love for perennial agriculture developed and that led to the creation of Unless Orchards, a business dedicated to expanding fruit growing culture in Middle TN by partnering growers with distribution channels and educating as many people as possible about the potential of perennial agriculture and TN producers. You can read more at unlessorchards.com
When not working, you’ll find me parenting 4 of the coolest kids you’ll ever meet. They range from 10 to 3 and love all things to do with being outside, plus they make the best wild foragers.