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.

Ainsley Tharp Bay Area Market Crew
Alan Nunez Production Crew
Allyson Kahl Bay Area Farmers Operations Manager
Alyssa Meade Herd Assistant & Central Coast Market Crew
Amanda Ford Marketing & E-Commerce Director
Buddy Roark Bay Area Warehouse Manager
Dan Miller Production Crew
Erica Vasquez Los Angeles Farmers Market Manager
Hayley Riggs Herd Assistant
Harley App Assistant Cheesemaker
Jose Diego Production Crew
Josh Johnson Bay Area Market Crew
Julian Wolf Bay Area Market Crew
Luis Mercado Production Crew
Lupita Rios Raya Production Crew
Michele Upham Bay Area Market Crew
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
Whitney Buswell Herd Assistant
Yamel Valdez Bay Area Market Crew
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