Tyler, a University of Vermont graduate with a Masters of Science in Agronomy and Grazing Management, brings a strong academic agricultural background to the farm. On-farm work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Northeast Organic Farming Association combined with six years experience grazing cattle, inspired Tyler to resign from his job in 2004, and move Stony Pond Farm in its current direction.
Outside of farming, Tyler is involved with the sales and installation of high tensile electric fence. Spring through fall is filled with long days of active work both on and off the farm, and winter often finds him earning turns in the Vermont backcountry, or riding the lifts at nearby Jay Peak.
Melanie brings a background in business and art to the farm. Her skill as a professional photographer contributes to her unique ability to perceive subtle events within the farms daily operation, and she is often involved with the identification and treatment of the frequently shifting and dynamic needs of the herd. An aspiring gardener, Melanie enjoys maintaining the family’s vegetable plots, and canning and preserving food for winter months.
Outside of farming, Melanie works closely with The David & Minnie Meyerson Foundation using her talent as a photographer to increase public awareness about the lives of individuals with disabilities, and the entities that exist to provide support and assistance to these folks in living full and wonderful lives.
Melanie enjoys working on an ongoing array of photo projects in our in home studio, and equally enjoys her culinary explorations in our kitchen, which often also feels like a studio of sorts as breakfast, lunch and dinner frequently are works of art.
Gus and Lucy, the farms Labradors are on hand to greet visitors, help with farm chores and join in recreational outdoor activities.