Jocelyn Sheppard: President
Terry Rusin: Partner & Director of External Relations
Mark Heckmann: Chief Financial Officer
Marina Sawyer: Chief Technical Officer
Chad Foreman: Communications Manager
Jeanne Eary: Office Manager
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A local girl, Jeanne grew up in Alum Creek and now lives with husband Marty just 15 minutes from the farm. Jeanne worked for the local hospital for 21 years. Her agricultural experience was limited to her family garden, so working on a 30+ acre operation was quite a change of pace.
Jeanne loves working on the reclaimed mine site and especially loves the atmosphere, scenery, fresh air, and people.
Left: Rhiannon Wineland, Social Media Coordinator. Right: Nikki Dempe, Sales Coordinator.
Jimmy Fowler: Crew Lead
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The most rewarding part of working on the farm, though, has been being able to see our products transform from a hand-clipped cutting, to a plant that you dug a hole for in the earth, to a beautiful product in our store that uses the oils extracted from the very blooms you’ve harvested.
There’s no place I’d rather be than on the lavender farm.
TJ Green: Mechanic
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My Blackhawk experience is helpful here at ABCo. I have black hat safety training and I know my way around a mine site.
While I’m happy working with the plants and doing whatever my supervisor needs, I really enjoy working on equipment and engines. It can be surprising to some how much farm operations depend on them.
Here at the farm there are a lot of different things to work on, the people are nice, and the scenery is beautiful. I’m really enjoying this job!
Adam Mitchell: Crew Lead
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Right now, I’m part of the crew that’s been busy renovating the building ABCo leased in Foster. A fresh coat of paint and new flooring and fixtures has really done a lot for the place.
Before that, I worked on planting, propagating, and harvesting our lavender at the Ashford farm. It has been rewarding to see the lavender essential oils get distilled and turned into products. This next year I’d like to learn more about the distillation process, and about all the things that give lavender its healing properties.