After being raised in Detroit, MI and heading off to college in Ann Arbor, I entered the military. After a whirlwind 22 ½ year career as a pilot in the Marine Corps, I realized that the time had come to leave the excitement of flying to the youngsters and set a course for my next adventure. The family and I decided that Hampstead, NC was the place for us and we settled in. I attempted to figure out just what this next adventure would be.
Not sure where I would end up, I began dabbling in the farming world. As luck would have it, I found that even though I was essentially raised as a “city boy”, I enjoyed the calling of being outside and working with my hands to produce top quality food products. After taking some time learning the trade, I found the opportunity to strike out on my own, and that is exactly what I did. Starting with a small herd of pigs, the next adventure began and is in the process of unfolding as we speak.
I am excited to develop and grow the hog and hen business and eventually expand out to a full-fledged meat and vegetable producing operation that stays true to the philosophy of Local Fresh Sustainable while ensuring the products that Changin’ Ways deliver are of the highest quality and produced in a manner that is not only environmentally conscious but cost-conscious as well. We may not always be the cheapest, but we will always strive to be the best balance of cost and quality you have ever seen!
Long Term Goals
Change the way people view the food they consume.
Build awareness of food sources and how they work.
Provide customers with the highest quality food products available at a reasonable cost, and combine this with excellent customer service.
I aim to make people better understand what is available locally, why local is better, and demonstrate to them that local products in many instances are in fact superior to many non-local ones they now use.