Our Crew

 Emily    OWNER   The story of Emily the farmer starts with Emily the interior designer when a woman with an acute awareness of the home began to develop an acute awareness of the plate. For someone who has always loved food, creating a sustainable, beautiful, and practical system for its production was a logical next step. On the ranch first acquired by her father in the 1950’s, Emily is inspired by the history of Amador County, rich in arable land and strong local communities. She is tasked with the humbling work of producing an integrated and regenerative agricultural system to provide the highest quality produce and pasture raised meats to clients who share her desire to mix old knowledge with new innovation. Emily works alongside her family Ned, Molly and Madeline, and a dedicated and influential team comprised of Sean, Ramon and Fatima and their livestock guard dog, Osgood.

Emily 

OWNER

The story of Emily the farmer starts with Emily the interior designer when a woman with an acute awareness of the home began to develop an acute awareness of the plate. For someone who has always loved food, creating a sustainable, beautiful, and practical system for its production was a logical next step. On the ranch first acquired by her father in the 1950’s, Emily is inspired by the history of Amador County, rich in arable land and strong local communities. She is tasked with the humbling work of producing an integrated and regenerative agricultural system to provide the highest quality produce and pasture raised meats to clients who share her desire to mix old knowledge with new innovation. Emily works alongside her family Ned, Molly and Madeline, and a dedicated and influential team comprised of Sean, Ramon and Fatima and their livestock guard dog, Osgood.

  Harry Hayman    SUMMER INTERN   Harry graduated from Colby College in May after completing a dual degree in poetry and environmental policy. After working with environmental NGOs such as the Trust for Public Land and Round River Conservation Studies Harry plans to find the intersections between a land ethic and language.

Harry Hayman

SUMMER INTERN

Harry graduated from Colby College in May after completing a dual degree in poetry and environmental policy. After working with environmental NGOs such as the Trust for Public Land and Round River Conservation Studies Harry plans to find the intersections between a land ethic and language.

 Ramon Segura   LIVESTOCK & GARDEN   Ramon Segura was born in Guadalajara and began working on a nearby horse ranch when he was a teenager. He met his wife, Victoria, in grade school and at nineteen asked her to marry him. In 1978 he decided to move to US and work on racetracks. He began his career working as a groom on Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, and Bay Meadows tracks, managing the most high-strung horses. Victoria followed him to the US in 1989 with their two young children Jorge and Monica followed by the birth of their third child, Fatima, in Jackson, CA. In 1998 he moved to the Pope Ranch and continues to live and work on the ranch overseeing the livestock and the garden. His mother, 88, and father, 89, live in the nearby county of Yolo close to his brothers and sisters.

Ramon Segura

LIVESTOCK & GARDEN

Ramon Segura was born in Guadalajara and began working on a nearby horse ranch when he was a teenager. He met his wife, Victoria, in grade school and at nineteen asked her to marry him. In 1978 he decided to move to US and work on racetracks. He began his career working as a groom on Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, and Bay Meadows tracks, managing the most high-strung horses. Victoria followed him to the US in 1989 with their two young children Jorge and Monica followed by the birth of their third child, Fatima, in Jackson, CA. In 1998 he moved to the Pope Ranch and continues to live and work on the ranch overseeing the livestock and the garden. His mother, 88, and father, 89, live in the nearby county of Yolo close to his brothers and sisters.

 Molly Taylor   RANCH MANAGER & SALES   Molly earned her BA in Urban Studies at NYU before returning to PT Ranch to help manage daily operations. She enjoys the stark contrasts of these experiences and hopes one day to see the two intermingle.

Molly Taylor

RANCH MANAGER & SALES

Molly earned her BA in Urban Studies at NYU before returning to PT Ranch to help manage daily operations. She enjoys the stark contrasts of these experiences and hopes one day to see the two intermingle.

 Alejandro Chavez   LIVESTOCK & GARDEN   Alejandro lives with his wife and two children in the nearby town of Ione. An experienced dairyman and an all around handy guy, Alejandro is helping PT Ranch build its business from the bottom up.

Alejandro Chavez

LIVESTOCK & GARDEN

Alejandro lives with his wife and two children in the nearby town of Ione. An experienced dairyman and an all around handy guy, Alejandro is helping PT Ranch build its business from the bottom up.

 Ned Taylor   OWNER    Ned still works in Silicon Valley but aspires to quit driving his desk and become a full time farmer. Meanwhile, we enjoy the fresh perspectives he brings with him from the City. A native of Massachusetts and a lover of nautical adventures, Ned is steadily adapting to the terrestrial here at PT Ranch.  

Ned Taylor

OWNER

Ned still works in Silicon Valley but aspires to quit driving his desk and become a full time farmer. Meanwhile, we enjoy the fresh perspectives he brings with him from the City. A native of Massachusetts and a lover of nautical adventures, Ned is steadily adapting to the terrestrial here at PT Ranch.  

 Robyn Nielsen   MARKETING     Behind the scenes. Avid dog, cow, and cheese lover. 

Robyn Nielsen

MARKETING  

Behind the scenes. Avid dog, cow, and cheese lover. 

 Osgood   MASCOT    Originally hired on to protect livestock, Ozzy got himself into trouble by eating said livestock. Ozzy has been demoted (or promoted) to Ranch Dog and Mascot. Ozzy enjoys laying in the shade, doing little to no work, and providing ultimate affection. 

Osgood

MASCOT

Originally hired on to protect livestock, Ozzy got himself into trouble by eating said livestock. Ozzy has been demoted (or promoted) to Ranch Dog and Mascot. Ozzy enjoys laying in the shade, doing little to no work, and providing ultimate affection.