Our People

Poncia Family

Loren & Lisa Poncia


Loren is our Chief Cow Whisperer 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 now spends most days running between the Stemple Creek office, the ranch, and the carpool pickup line.

Stemple Creek Team Employees

Team Stemple Creek Ranch

From farmers market, to ranch hands, to events, to shipping, to bookkeeping, to sales, to marketing there is no better group than Team Stemple Creek Ranch! We work together week to week to bring quality sustainable meat to you and your family.