Polyface Team

2012 Summer Interns – Leah(VA), Derek(Australia), Jonathan(NC), Shrader(CA), Ben(OR), Michael(NY), Peter(NY), Heather(CO), Savannah(OH)

Welcome to the Polyface Team, the people who make our operation run on a daily basis.  Click on a name to view details for that person.

Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Position: Buying Club and Restaurant Delivery Driver Richard Morris has been a medical illustrator, college-level design instructor, aerospace and financial industry software designer, and a biodynamic farm hand. Once weighing over 400 pounds, Richard lost over 150 of those pounds … Read more

Wendy Gray

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Position: Sales Extraordinaire Born and raised in Staunton, Wendy left small town life for college in Richmond only to return to back to her cherished hometown. She’s been working for Polyface since February 2008 helping with PR and marketing, running … Read more

Leanna Barth

Leanna

Position: Inventory Manager Leanna, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars.  She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for … Read more

Jonathan Hale

Jonathan Hale

Position: All -Around Handyman and Farm Manager Jonathan was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was home-schooled with his six siblings. Jonathan learned early on to love working outdoors and caring for animals.  He dreamed of raising livestock … Read more

Miriam Gust

Miriam

Position: Apprentice & Buying Club Assistant As a Polyface intern during the summer of 2013, Miriam was blessed to start fulfilling her dream of farming. Prior to this, Miriam became interested in, and concerned with, America’s food system while in … Read more

Jackie Crawford

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Position: Bookkeeper and Buying Club Assistant My husband and I relocated from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to the scenic Shenandoah Valley. We adopted a deaf dog, Patches, in the process that we dearly love. I enjoy daily walks in the woods, … Read more

Jonathan Kilpatrick

Jonathan Kilpatrick

Jonathan Kilpatrick Position: Full Time Apprentice October 2013-2014 Jonathan grew up in suburbia before his family desired to move to the countryside and settled in Middle Granville, NY. A couple years later, through a lot of inspiration from Polyface, his … Read more

Susan Blasko

Susan Blasko

Position: DC Marketing Rep Susan Blasko earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Georgetown University. She discovered real food when her good friend gave her a copy of … Read more

Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller Position: Full Time Apprentice October 2013-2014 Hannah hails from Terry, Mississippi, where she farms with her parents and three sisters. Home-schooled all her life, she grew up helping her grandfather on his Black Angus farm and working with … Read more

Heather Juda

Heather Makoski

Position: Full-Time Apprentice Heather was born in Atlanta, GA, but spent 19 years in Colorado before moving to Virginia.  She came to Polyface for the 2012 internship and has stayed on as the first female apprentice. She became interested in … Read more

Eric Barth

Eric Barth

Position: Apprentice Manager Eric Barth (25) was born in Virginia, but lived 15 years with his family in Oak Brook, IL. before coming to Polyface in October 2010. The second born of 10 children, Eric was home-educated and always enjoyed … Read more

Hannah Short

Hannah Short

Position: Chef Representative Hannah wasn’t born in Virginia, but she got here as fast as she could! She was 5 when her family left Northern Vermont to move back to her dad’s ancestral home of Virginia. Hannah graduated from her … Read more

John Pedersen

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Position: Grass Stains Tour Guide John was born in Woodstock, VA but has lived most of his life in Northern Virginia. He has a degree in Architecture but always had a feeling there was something different in store for him … Read more