My entire life I have had a passion for nurturing anything that crosses my path, whether that be with plants, livestock, or people. Growing up in Yerington, I lived on the family's cattle ranch on the south end of the valley. We raised Hereford cattle and grew alfalfa.
As much as I loved irrigating & growing alfalfa with my Grampy, growing beautiful flowers & veggies with my Grammy; I still made time to compete in six sports. I always have to thank my parents, aunt, and Grammy for being the chauffeur in all of that, along with the time and energy. Between my younger brother, Tylor, and I we kept them on their toes with how active we were.
When I left the nest, I decided to go to a Community College about 80 miles from Yerington, in Reno, NV, but then after a year of school, I was still not fulfilled. So I packed up my one bedroom apartment, quit my job at the grocery store, and headed for the City of Angels, Los Angeles. For three and a half years I watched myself grow in so many ways while I was there. I had so many wonderful experiences, and will be forever grateful for the experience and friends made along the way.
Even while living in Southern California, the interest in farming never left. On my mom’s side of the family, the farming roots grow strong; I am a 5th generation farmer. I worked for their company remotely in sales while living in LA, selling onions to retailers around the world for a year, and returned to the home office in Yerington for another year.
Having the opportunity to work for the family farm, I traveled to many different produce shows and conferences around the nation networking with many different growers and buyers for many different commodities, which struck my attention that my dream of starting my own lavender farm could become reality with hard work and determination.
After four years of heavy research on the different varieties of lavender, visiting different lavender farms, and going to different festivals; in 2019 I purchased my first lavender plants, and in 2020 Deeply Rooted was formed!
When I was coming up with my farm name, it needed to be meaningful, it needed to show part of me. I had a list a mile long, and it even took me over a year to decide. I kept going back to Deeply Rooted, and just knew my final decision was made.
Deeply Rooted is metaphorically & Physically speaking when it comes to the farm. With my lavender roots establishing themselves in the ground, they will be able to live a long healthy life for many years to come. I will also be able to stay in Yerington as a farmer growing my roots deeper into the community.
I am always learning and navigating new sustainable ways to farm. I use this ability as a way of life, and in my lavender fields. This helps me produce the best quality of customer service and lavender to DRF's community. Everything at Deeply Rooted is grown with love and quality care by me.