Farming and Small Business in Langley
I am the general manager of Western Turf Farms, a family owned business that has been in operation since the 1990's. We are currently the largest turf operation in BC. I also manage the operations of Weller's Blueberry Farm, another family owned farming business.
In 2015, after studying craft distilling, my partner Rebekah Crowley and I started Roots & Wings Distillery. It was important to me to realize what farm to bottle really means. We grow as much as we can on-site to deliver a premium local craft product.
Growing Up in Langley
I was born and raised in Langley on our family property at 78th and 240th. I still live here today.
I am one of six kids raised into a 3rd generation farming family that has been working the land for over 70 years.
My work ethic has been shaped my experience growing up, and being hands on with the family farming effort, and watching my parents build a business and evolve as the market changed. I am also incredibly grateful for the influence of my grandfather, who I was very close to. He taught me the importance of honesty and hard work.
I live with my partner Rebekah and our three kids at the family farm. We try to teach the kids the value of hard work every day. I really want to give them the same experience I had growing up. If they work hard they will do well. If they treat people with kindness they will succeed.