The 2021 Red Dog Farm Team!
Top row, L to R: Cormac, Charlie, Henry, Alex, Frank, Natalie, Lilly, Naomi, Julia, Nick.
Bottom row, L to R: Jake, Rachel, Allen, Paige T, Karyn with toddler Delphine, Paige C, Amber, Greta, Amanda.
We’re hiring for our 2022 crew!
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Karyn Williams- Owner/ Operator
Karyn’s farming career began in 1998 when she moved to Spain to WWOOF (international volunteer program) on organic farms. There she fell in love with the slower pace and exceptional food of the rural lifestyle. After two years abroad farming in Spain, Portugal, Morocco and England, Karyn returned to the U.S. to pursue a degree in agriculture. Karyn graduated from the Evergreen State College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture.
Karyn has worked on vegetable farms, both cow and goat dairy farms, sheep farms, poultry operations, and a container plant nursery. After working on farms for seven years, in 2005, Karyn started her own farm business (Old Tarboo Farm) in Quilcene. After two years leasing land in Quilcene, she decided it was time to purchase her own piece of earth and began her search. In early 2007, Karyn found the piece of property which is now Red Dog Farm. Karyn started out leasing the land from Jefferson Land Trust in a creative lease to own ground lease agreement. In 2011, Karyn purchased the land.
Since her early farming days, Karyn has developed a true passion for production farming. She loves growing tons of vegetables to feed her community. Karyn’s life goals of health, community and sustainability keep her grounded in her farming path. When she’s not farming, Karyn enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, doing yoga and puttering in the kitchen.
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Julia Callahan – Farm Manager
Julia grew up on the East Coast and dipped her toes into farming while living in Upstate New York. This is her third season with Red Dog. She also enjoys harvesting cabbage and riding the transplanter roller coaster. In her free time, she enjoys watching her cat interact with the world, cooking up delicious Red Dog vegetables, playing in a recreational tennis club, making puns, and enjoying the company of all the lovely people that make up Red Dog Farm. Her favorite vegetables are pickles and cabbage.
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Naomi Neal – Farm Manager
Naomi grew up in California and worked on farms in Oregon and Montana before landing at Red Dog in the spring of 2019. Her favorite task on the farm is planting garlic. When she’s not on the farm, she enjoys baking, embroidery, and exploring nature. She especially enjoys green curly kale and all radishes.
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Paige Curry – Farm Manager
As Packshed Lead, Paige spends lots of time washing and spin-drying salad mix, which is her favorite task on the farm. Originally from Iowa, this is her second year at Red Dog. When not at the farm, she enjoys quilting, running, playing the piano, and hanging out with her dog, Callie. Her favorite produce is garlic and corn.
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Lane White – Production Manager
Lane has worked at Red Dog Farm since 2016. Originally from Texas, previous to coming to Red Dog Farm, Lane worked on produce and dairy farms in Oregon and New York. Lane is passionate about having fun while leading the team to work efficiently. When he’s not farming, Lane enjoys playing disc golf and spending time outdoors. His favorite vegetable is broccoli.
Rachel Covault – Office Manager
Rachel grew up in Wisconsin, where her mom planted a respectably large vegetable garden and told stories of growing up on a farm in Michigan. Rachel fell in love with the Olympic Peninsula and its myriad hiking trails nine years ago and now spends as much time as possible hiking and getting to know the native plants in her garden, when she’s not hanging out with her two young nieces or her cats. On the farm, she enjoys the challenges of bringing organization to the sometimes chaotic world of farming. She believes that eating a fresh carrot is one of the greatest joys in life.
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Máti Beavers – Farmers Market Manager
Máti moved to Chimacum in the spring of 2021 from Virginia to work with Red Dog Farm. She loves cooking and can happily spend countless hours creating in her kitchen. She loves to talk about food and is like a walking recipe book! She finds it hard to pick just one favorite vegetable, but she believes it would be hard to live without squash, fava beans and garlic. When not farming, she is making art (specializing in stained glass windows) or looking for peace and beauty in nature, her garden, her kitchen or a good book. Some of the simplest joys in her life are her pup Amelia and flipping around on a trampoline.
Jon Toof – Maintenance Specialist
Born in Portland, Maine, Jon joined our team in the summer of 2021 to help keep our trucks, tractors, and other farm equipment in working order. Fortunately, he enjoys changing oil. Outside work, he appreciates music and likes to write. Cabbage is his favorite veggie.
Maganita ‘Maggie’ Rose was born in the Spring of 2012 and is the daughter of red dog, Rupert, and a neighbor border collie. She was named after a much-loved lettuce variety we grow here on the farm. As a puppy, she spent hours napping in the greenhouse as we seeded her namesake lettuce on tables above her. Maggie takes her farm jobs very seriously; she specializes in alerting us when anyone comes onto the farm, and has also taken over bird-herding and rodent patrol duties.
2005 – 2017. Rupert ‘Ru’ Dandelion was the red dog and the farm’s namesake. Rupert was a red border collie, a natural variation in the breed. He had been with Karyn since he was a pup and was named for the abundant golden yellow dandelions in bloom at that time. Rupert spent 13 wonderful years of farm life. He especially loved hanging out with Karyn in the fields, greeting every visitor to the farm, and herding anything that moved. He is dearly missed, though his legacy lives on in the farm, his daughter Maggie, and several other loved farm dogs in the area.