I was born and raised in sunny southern California, and spent most of my years living on a golf course in La Quinta, CA. Ever since I can remember, our family would spend our summers up in Canada on the old dairy farm that my father grew up on many years ago. It was there that the farmer work ethic was instilled in me at a young age. At the ripe age of 8 years old my dad would have my brother and I spend most of our days outside working on the land in many different shapes and forms. It first started with us picking up twigs and rocks from the lawn in order to maintain the integrity of the lawn mower. As the years progressed, so did our duties. By 12 years old he had us building a split rail fence from dead cedar trees we cut down by using a chain saw. We built up hundreds of yards of shoreline with thousands of rocks we hand collected from around the 400 acre property. By the time I was 18 years old I had learned the art of driving a tractor and was a master of any outdoor job that required a little brute strength and know how. I was primed to be a farmer, I just didn’t know it yet. After I graduated with a communications degree from Cal State Long Beach, I moved out to Kauai to be a part of this new organic fruit endeavor when I would learn to communicate with the earth. Once I planted my first banana tree in April of 2013 I was hooked, and I knew there was no going back. Secret Beach Organics isn’t just a farm, it’s a way of life.