Meet the team

Andy Peterson was born and raised in the Chicago area, but has found a passion for homesteading since moving to rural Colorado. Andy’s myriad talents include: designing and building anything and everything (he’s the chief architect behind or animal facilities, including the chicken coop we have lovingly nicknamed “Fort Cocks”); cooking anything that strikes his fancy with no recipe and amazing results; keeping Regan in line; and working with his biggest buddy, Boone (pictured).

Andy and his American quarter horse Boone, a rescue, share a snuggle on a sunny winter’s day. [Photo by Regan Foster]

Andy’s career is in automotive, but his interests are much more wide-ranging than just cars.

In those rare instances when he isn’t busy at work or on the ranch, Andy is a skilled marksman who is equally proficient with firearms and compound bows. He is also a gifted artist and skilled craftsman whose explorations include blacksmithing, woodworking and, we are promised, beer making.

Regan Foster was raised in northwest Iowa. An avid horsewoman, Regan has been riding since she was 8 years old and started showing at 10. She won her first national championship title at age 15 and was elected the president of the then-International Arabian Horse Youth Association at 17.

Today, Regan remains active in the Arabian horse industry, as editor-in-chief of the voluntary society We LOVE Arabian Horses(R) and in an advocacy role representing rescues. Her interest in rescue work was spurred by the adoption of the purebred Arabian gelding S.V. Barack Obama, aka Bob ( pictured left).

In her “paying gig,” Regan is a veteran newspaper reporter and editor who most recently was tasked with launching a new, nonprofit newspaper. Her real literary love is features and food writing, and she is excited to reprise her previous alter-ego as the Epicurious Editor via our food blog.In her spare time, Regan enjoys baking, crafting homemade teas, working with DoTERRA essential oils (she is a wellness advocate for the company) to create customized skin-care products and wellness solutions, reading, making music and sleeping. Usually in that order.

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