Chandler grew up playing in the sand of sunny Southern California and now he plays in the rich soils of the Walla Walla Valley. 2019 marks his thirteenth season farming, eighth year working draft horses and thirty-fifth year eating pizza. He loves weird wine, punk music and politics. He learned and continues to learn the art of draft power from the great teamsters and friends in the NW: John Erskine, Marvin Brisk, Emily Asmus, Betsey Wittick, and many others.
Leila grew up in Strasbourg, France, trained in culinary school and traveled Europe and the western US working on farms before landing in Walla Walla. She loves to cook, bake, and cuddle with our fluffy farm cats. She also bakes part time as a pastry chef. She runs our farmers markets like a boss.
A displaced Texan, Josh has been farming for five years, four of them in Washington. Interested in all aspects of agriculture, his main focus at Hayshaker is draft power. His secondary focus is in growing colossal cauliflower. When he’s not thinking about all things equine, he enjoys working with bovines, canines, and wrangling felines. Having fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest, he loves all aspects of adventuring outdoors and being in the mountains, as well as the occasional baseball game.