Thoughtful, dedicated farmer and herdsperson with 4+ years of experience, looking to join an organization that practices sustainable animal husbandry and farming for conceptualized health reasons. I would like to be involved in any way to bring the farmer and the health care provider together to create a whole picture of health for humans, animals, & plants.
comfortable in large or small herds/flocks
dedicated to sustainable animal husbandry
experienced in butchery
extensive researcher of diet related health for humans and animals
wild plant identification
works well in groups or independently
Maitre d'Fromage, 08/2011 to 06/2014 The Big Cheese – Rosendale, NY
Head of local creamery relations, customer service and cheese ordering.
Research, advertise and care of domestic and imported cheeses.
Collaborative chef in on-sight kitchen.
Herdsperson & Milker, 11/2012 to 11/2013 Old Ford Farm LLC – Gardiner, NY
Collaborative manager and milker on farm producing certified grass-fed raw milk, pastured chicken, pastured pork, free range eggs, cheese and CSA vegetables.
Extensive experience in hand milking, utilizing milking machines, bulk tank operation and cleaning, yogurt making, cheese making, cream separating, and sanitary environment management.
Assistant in general herd care and movement in field grazing rotation and calving. Assistant in processing and care of pastured pigs, chickens, and eggs.
Assistant Calf Manager , 01/2011 to 06/2011 Domino Farms – Accord, NY
Extensive experience in care of calves from birth to reproductive age.
Assistant in milking 100+ herd of registered jersey cows on award winning Hudson Valley Fresh farm.
Climbing Instructor, 09/2009 to 04/2010 The Cliffs @ Valhalla – Valhalla, NY
Instructed differently-abled children and adults in indoor rock climbing and general exercise programs.
Program Coordinator, 06/2011 to 08/2011 Ark Eden on Lantau – Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Create curriculum for children on the topics of sustainable agriculture and reforestation.
Managed groups including differently-abled children on reforestation projects and tree-farming.
Herdsperson & Farmer, 09/2008 to 11/2008 Pu'u'ala – Honoka'a, HI
Farmed native traditional plants for medicine and ceremony on organic 300+ acres.
Collaborative care-taker for 50+ herd of grass-fed cattle.
Utilized tractors, fork lifts, and chain saw for general farm work.
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, 2014 SUNY New Paltz - New Paltz, NY Concentration in trans-cultural health and nutrition. Extensive research in global and local diet-related health issues. Completed thesis on Food Trends and Community Impact in the Hudson Valley.
The Weston Price Foundation NOFA- Northeast Organic Farming Association New York American Anthropological Association Slow Foods Hudson Valley Northeast Hop Alliance Women's Business Alliance of the Hudson Valley WWOOF- World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms