Doug and Julie
The family has always referred to Doug as "the farmer" after he and Julie moved to this lost. A serial entrepreneur often seen riding the grandchildren around on the tractor, he brings continued enthusiasm and ideas on how to grow the farm. If Doug isn't in the office, riding the tractor, or working in the yard, you can find him on the pickleball court he and Julie added to the house a few years ago. Doug's participation mainly consists of land management, picking weeds and studying best growing practices for this amazing power plant.
Julie spent 24 years dedicating herself to her students and parents as an 8th grade teacher, and then as a principal for Holy Spirit School in Fairfield, California. She retired in June of 2019, and is thrilled she gets to, once again, dedicate herself to something she loves. Julie has had a passion for bees for years, and what a perfect vocation as a lavender farmer, where bees thrive and assist with the growing process. Julie has recently received her Master Gardener badge.
Elizabeth and Charley
Elizabeth brings a culinary aspect to the company, as she enjoys experimenting with lavender and baked goods. As most of her desserts surpass Julie's and her two sisters' abilities, it was a no brainer to have Liz's culinary skills utilized. Liz and Julie focus on the distillation process and manufacturing of our lavender products such as oil, hydrosol, baked goods and rollers. This combo is also responsible for keeping the hands and lips of our customers hydrated with our salve and lip balm.
Mollie and Sawyer
Mollie adds an agriculture background to the team after studying Agricultural Business at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Before becoming a mother, Mollie was the District Sales Manager in Northern California for a large wine producer based in Australia. Her knowledge of the wine industry, and tourism in the area, have assisted the family in sales strategies. She and Doug focus on the business side of Charsaw Farms, and you will often catch them in deep conversation about Charsaw's next venture!
Jered and Anna
When they are not in the greenhouses or garden, you can find Jered and Anna in the mountains or on the coast hiking and observing nature and foraging for mushrooms, wild edibles, and medicinal plants. They currently home school their girls where Anna handles the daily curriculum and they practice and encourage other real world educational experiences.
"We are excited to be a part of the Charsaw team and hope that by joining together we can reach more people with healthy organic plant starts and better information about how to grow and care for an organic herb garden."
-Jered and Anna