Meet the Farmers
Co-Founder of Tularosa Farm, and the
De Luz Coffee Company, headquartered at Tularosa Farm.
A committed conservationist, James spearheads our rainwater-harvesting earthworks design, maintains the gardens and nursery, and tends the farm's livestock.
Originally from the agriculturally rich Willamette Valley in Oregon, he travelled extensively and lived several years in Sweden before ending up in Southern California. He has a background in International Business and Marketing,
is fluent in Swedish, and enjoys preparing hedonistically delicious eats from our home grown food.
Co-founder of Tularosa Farm and Lead Floral and Event Designer for Tularosa Flowers.
Dawn never expected to become a farmer, yet she is focused on the plants and guilds being grown on the farm and in finding varieties of perennial and annual crops suited to the dry conditions of Southern California. Her love of edible flowers is given full reign on the farm and she heads up development of new products in our edible flower line.
A full time floral and event designer for weddings, Dawn also helps out with the poultry and garden. You can see her design work by clicking on the link below. Born and raised in big cities her whole life she has lived and worked in Miami, NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berkeley and all over the world. She is fluent in 4 languages and has a Master's degree in Design from NYU.
We've found our farm to be fertile ground for our creativity and have both launched businesses since leaving the city.
You can find out more about our farm-grown businesses below.