OWNER OF THE FARM
Greg has lived in Newcastle since the age of 10 when his parents, Loren and Barbara Lewis, moved from Sacramento. His father worked as a Welding Instructor at Placer High and his mother worked as a teacher at Newcastle Elementary. Greg graduated from Chico State with a degree in Kinesiology and continued to earn his Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.
After Greg's dad had a stroke in 1997 he began managing his parents mandarin farm and shortly there after launched out developed his own farm. In 1999 he began Sunset Ridge and built their home, barn, planted the orchard, and developed the orchard from the ground up...something of a modern day "homestead" project. When Greg is not farming he loves to backpack, kayak, and fish with his four kids and spend time with his wife and grandchildren.
Kelsey graduated from Chico State with a degree in Crops and Horticulture. After graduation, she began working full-time as a farm manager and earned both her Pest Control and Certified Crop Advisor Licenses. Kelsey manages their local store and employees, oversees all field operations, and keeps in close contact with local organic suppliers.
In her spare time, Kelsey loves to travel. After high school she spent two months volunteering in Costa Rica and fell in love with the language and culture. After college she backpacked through seven countries in Europe. Kelsey also loves camping, cooking, and playing tennis.
1ST GRADE TEACHER
Sherry studied at Sacramento State where she completed her degree in Child Development and earned her teaching credentials. For the last 12 years she has worked at Quail Glen Elementary as a 1st grade teacher and specializes in reading.
Sherry has a knack for sewing and is constantly making curtains, table runners, pillows and purses whenever she gets the chance. Last year, Sherry had the chance to travel to New York with her daughter, Kelsey, and fell in love with the city and Central Park. Sherry also loves traveling to the coast with her husband, Greg, and spending time with her grandchildren.