Meet The Creamery Owners

Michelle & Jack Rudolph

Jack first discovered his love for goats after visiting a goat dairy in Northern California with his sister in high school. Shortly thereafter, he began procuring fresh goat milk and making his own cheeses at home while working at a startup in Palo Alto. Quickly finding himself drawn to cheesemaking more than anything else, Jack decided to purchase his own goats and move to Stepladder Ranch to take over his grandfather’s ranch operations and build a creamery. Michelle's background is in event planning and wineries. She moved to the Central Coast to attend Cal Poly and never left. Jack and Michelle met during the inception phase of the creamery and have been managing the ranch together ever since.

Alan Nunez Production Crew
Allyson Kahl Bay Area Market Crew
Amanda Ford Marketing & E-Commerce Director
Brooke Souza Bay Area Market Crew
Dan Miller Production Crew
Ella Rose Avery Bay Area Market Crew
Erica Vasquez Los Angeles Farmers Market Manager
Erik Sandstrom Inside Sales and Fulfillment Manager
Hayley Riggs Herd Assistant
Harley App Assistant Cheesemaker
Jaz Persing Los Angeles Market Crew
Jose Diego Production Crew
Josh Johnson Bay Area Market Crew
Julian Wolf Bay Area Market Crew
Kayata Smith Bay Area Market Crew
Kyrsha Pryor Bay Area Market Crew
Luis Mercado Production Crew
Lupita Rios Raya Production Crew
Michele Upham Bay Area Farmers Market Manager
Monica Avila Bay Area Market Crew
Noor Al-Samarrai Bay Area Market Crew
Roberto Fabela Sanchez Production Crew
Robin Proffitt Head Cheesemaker
Ryan Aikens Director of Operations
Sophie Worthington Herd Manager
Ted White Production Crew
Tyrell Pryor Bay Area Market Crew
Whitney Buswell Herd Assistant
Val Valles Los Angeles Market Crew
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