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Our People

Loren & Lisa Poncia

Loren & Lisa Poncia

Co-Owners

Loren is our Chief Cow Whisperer and and Rancher. Born and raised in Tomales, Loren follows in the footsteps of his parents, Al and Cathie Poncia, as the 4th generation of his family to steward their land. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a major in Dairy Science and Ag Business, Loren always dreamed of coming back to the ranch to pursue his passion in agriculture. He oversees the entire ranching operation, and spends countless hours carefully studying genetics with the goal of raising grass-fed and finished beef that is tender, well-marbled, and tastes just as good as, if not better than, grain finished meat. According to our customers, his hard work has paid off!

Lisa grew up in Southern California, far from the world of Agriculture, and met Loren while they were both students at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. (Go Mustangs!) Lisa spent the last 20 years working as an attorney and building the ranch business . . . she is now the General Manager of Stemple Creek Ranch and spends most days running between the office, the ranch, and the carpool pickup line.

Josh Cowden

Josh Cowden

Director of Product & Sales

Born and raised on his family's farm in Bath County, Virginia, Josh manages product and sales. Josh was the first employee on the meat side of the business and has been critical in building out the team.

Colette Quinn

Colette Quinn

Business Office

Colette keeps things moving right along at our business office and jumps in at events and customer sites as necessary.

Maddie Perry

Maddie Perry

Jill-of-all-Trades

Maddie comes to us via studying Agriculture and Animal Science at Cal Poly, SLO. She manages the farmer's markets, organic and other certifications, and works on all sorts of initiatives and projects around the ranch and business office.

Katie Kraft

Katie Kraft

Venue Manager

Katie is responsible for previewing, scheduling and coordinating ranch events, and managing on-site rental properties. Featured here is her dog Brawley!

Kelly Brandeburg

Kelly Brandeburg

Marketing Manager

Kelly works closely with our team to coordinate our marketing and brand strategy. She manages all our social media platforms, along with Loren and Lisa.

Karen Pavone

Karen Pavone

Community Manager & Photographer

Karen is a professional copywriter, photographer, and social media strategist. She helps us craft our written content and captures the people, animals, and landscape of our ranch through her lens.

Effrain Munoz

Effrain Munoz

Facilities Manager

Effrain is our right-hand man, and assists Loren in overseeing daily animal care and land management.

Oscar Rojas

Oscar Rojas

Livestock Manager

Oscar is another resident Cow Whisperer. He works with all of our animals making sure they are healthy and happy.

Our Story

Our Story

Honesty, transparency, and quality are cornerstones of our fourth generation family ranch. We work in sync with Mother Nature, and are committed to progressive carbon farming practices that fight climate change and enhance our ecosystems.

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