After losing both of her parents to medical carelessness and over prescribed medications, Lisa went to further her education in Holistic Healthcare and pursue a dream she and her family spoke of for many years. To build a Self-sustainable family farm, which quickly turned into Organic Farming, Off-Grid Living, Self-Sustainability and an Educational Center where people can come to learn what real food and nutrition is about. After searching coast to coast for the perfect place for nearly 5 years, the family settled in Northern Arizona, working together to build a safe place to live, and contribute to the local communities by giving back and teaching. Thus Pinedora Farms was born.
President; . Lisa has an educational background in Small Business Management and Accounting, as well as an Associate Degree in Transformational Psychology, Holistic Healthcare, Natural Medicine, Nutrition, Urban Farming, Ayurveda, Reflexology, and Frequencies and Energies of Living Organisms. She was one of the “original” four founding members of the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce in 2006 and 2007, and sat on four Arizona State Senate Task Force Committees on Family Violence. She had been active with public speaking on topics of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Judicial Misconduct.
Vice President; Jennifer is a certified Herbalist and has also spent many years studying psychology, organic growing and Permaculture practices, and working with energies and frequencies. Jennifer recently began her Holistic Nutrition program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts just like mom "Lisa", with a little twist. Her major will focus much more on the culinary aspect. She helps design and implement the energy of crystals in our organic growing practices. She is also our “in house” Yoga instructor and helps to keep our energies in alignment with nature. Being a new mom and having eaten our freshly picked organic produce, she's experienced first hand, the importance of clean, fresh, healthy organic food! She delivered a very healthy baby boy, who will someday be helping on the farm.
Michael has an impressive background in computer technology, coding and was a Systems Architect for many years. In his early days, he got involved in the produce business back on Long Island and learned the trade from the best of the best. After leaving the computer industry, he decided to go back to his love of produce and the business of providing opportunities for others to have access to freshly picked, nutrient dense produce. After a long-time relationship, Michael and Lisa recently married. Michael is now utilizing his talents for produce marketing, display, sharing his love for cooking with customers and teaching them how various produce items can be used in different recipes. Many people want to try different items, but have no clue how to cook or prepare them. This is what Michael loves most
Animal Chair; Kate is also currently studying herbal medicine and is our resident entomologist and animal caretaker. She has currently been attempting to repopulate our area with local honeybees and will be working with various Pollinator programs to help accomplish this. Bees are actually a crucial part of successful Organic food production for everyone. Kate also helps with our children's activities and initiates events and school programs that involve children learning about nature, gardening and how animals work with nature. You'll often see her at special events with the kids getting their hands in the dirt!
Marketing Chair; Dylan is a salesman extraordinaire. Since childhood he’s had a way with people. He's been in business management for a number of years. He is also a skilled mechanic and recently become quite a carpenter and our "go-to" guy whenever us girls need some muscle! Dylan is one of our original "idea guys" and is always looking for ways to utilize the land here at Pinedora Farms.