The Windstone Bison Crew
Nate, The Chief Buffalaro
Nate started helping on the farm when he was just a youngster. During middle and high school, he would travel to South Dakota from Colorado to help his uncle and grandpa farm during the summers. After school he began a career in the technology industry, where he was quite successful, yet unfulfilled in the realm of cubicles and boardrooms. In the back of his mind he always knew he would come back to the farm, because of his deep passion for that place. Nate is involved with fence planning and building, herd and pasture management, conservation practices, organic gardening, hay-making and sales.
Jessica, The Matriarch of Nutrition
Jessica has been involved with the fitness and nutrition industry for ten years. Also feeling the pressure of a corporate work environment, she has taken it upon herself to spread the good word surrounding this sacred animal, and the sacred nutrition the Bison give to us. She is an expert on the complete nutrition complex and has created organic sustenance programs to heal the body with proper nutrition. Jessica is involved with the nutritional element of the project, as well as fence building, community outreach and education, driving tractor, building fence, sales, building- restoration and is the founding member of the Kitten Naming Committee.
Gayle, Director of Bison Psychology
Gayle is the father of Nate. He has just retired from a long and successful career as a LCSW, MSW and sees to it that the mental health of the herd is not overlooked. He grew up on this very farm, and enjoys taking several trips a year. He is involved in consultation, fence building, planning, sales and strategy. He is also an avid cyclist, and has accomplished a coast to coast bike trip.
Uncle Lyle, Pastor of Pasture
Uncle Lyle has been operating on the farm for about the last 50 years, and his father (my grandpa) before him. Lyle lends extensive grazing, grass, soil, microbiological and mechanical knowledge to the operation. He has several decades of grass and pasture management experience. He is also the visionary for several community projects, including the Prairie Arboretum and Rural Revival. Lyle is also responsible for the matured landscaping on the homestead, the 15 acre Black Walnut plantation, tree grafting and planting.
Sage, Master of Ball
Sage has been chasing balls and squirrels from a young age, and takes his role as The Master of The Ball quite seriously. His primary initiatives for the upcoming year include, but are not limited to: Monitoring the farms cats, losing hundreds of used tennis balls, smelling everything, frequently monitoring the temperatures of the ponds and lakes, avoiding contact with electric wire, eating buffalo bones, duck hunting, and making sure that none of his human counterparts spend to much time goofing off.
Jenna, Editor in Cheap
Jenna (sister of The Chief Buffalaro) is excited to see the family farm flourish into the next generation. She contributes to the operation by sending "good vibes" to the farm and all it's inhabitants, by speeding up beautification of the farm by demanding to have her wedding there, by sending long emails concerning grammar and style of the website, and by having as much fun as possible when present on the farm (including, but not limited to, frolicking).
Ashley, Sorceress of Socialness
Thank goodness for Ashley (Jessica's Sister), because while we may be real good at throwing bales and shoveling manure, we are real bad at thinking up witty FB and Instagram posts. Ashley has a special gift for coming up with just the perfect way to show the world how awesome it is on the farm. When she's not spreading the good word regarding Windstone Buffalo, she follows her passion of working with infant children to help them build a establish a strong foundation for life. Nobody is quite sure who likes playing with the toys more; the kids or Ashley.