Dan and Karen Paulus:
Dan and Karen bought the orchard on July 1st 1999. Dan grew up on a farm as a child and studied agri-business in college. After college, and prior to the purchase of the farm, he worked for Perdue Farms. Karen is at the farm a lot too. You will find her in the store, giving school tours, in the upick area, or in PlayLand. Karen studied chemistry in college and has taught high school chemistry and also taught part-time at Messiah College for several years.
Robert started working for us in the fall of 2012 as a corn cop in the maze and then continued through the winter by helping Dan with trimming trees and equipment maintenance. He started working full time for us in September, 2013 and helps in all areas of the farm, especially with whole sale orders as well as equipment maintenance. He’s been an excellent addition to our staff.
Andrew started with us in July, 2013. Dan is thrilled to have Andrew’s help around the farm. Andrew leads production including leading a crew of 9 guys in trimming, picking, and farm care. We couldn’t be happier to have him as part of our team.
Pat Seebold, ServSafe Certified:
Pat joined our team in 2014. She makes many of the delicious treats in the kitchen and does most of our canning. You’ll see her beautiful jars of jellies, applesauce, and apple pie filling on the shelves of the store – she takes a lot of pride in her work. Pat is always cheerful and has lots of great creative ideas…she has helped with the packaging of all of our bakery and kitchen treats. She brings with her past kitchen experience and has helped design the layout of our kitchen to be more efficient. Pat is an avid cook and reader and enjoys running her busy household. She says she really enjoys the people she works with at the orchard.
Assistant Kitchen Manager:
Cynthia joined us in the fall of 2015. Cynthia is Pat’s right-hand-woman! If Pat’s not available, Cynthia is right there making sure everything is running smoothly and working superbly with all our staff.
Farm Store Manager:
Alison joined our team in 2016 and has quickly become an integral part of the team. She does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work with office management, orders, and training new staff.
Assistant Farm Store Manager:
Diane joined our team in 2016 and quickly made the jump to being an outstanding team member. Diane is the photo genius behind all of our instagram posts…she takes amazing pictures!
Elayna started with us in the summer of 2014. Elayna loves to play field hockey and lacrosse and loves to read. She is super sweet and works hard. Elayna’s favorite food at the farm is a cider donut followed by Gala apples. She says she wanted to work at the orchard because her mom’s first job was at an orchard and she really enjoyed it. She now oversees all of the packing of the CSA boxes.
Part-Time Staff in Alphabetical Order:
Renee Abdelmalek, Farm Store and U-Pick Cashier:
Bonnie Baim, Baker:
Marty Baim, Corn Maze Cashier:
Marty helps us on fall weekends as a corn maze cashier. He’s been with us for ten years and we are very lucky to have his help; he’s been a great addition to our team. We lovingly call the snack shed by the corn maze the “Marty Mart” in honor of him!
Lisa Blickley, Tractor Driver:
Peggy Brechbiel, Kitchen Assistant:
Ryan Brown, Kitchen Assistant:
Ian Budzinski, Farm Assistant:
Ian helps Dan, Robert, and Andrew with all kinds of jobs…picking pumpkins, washing pumpkins, picking blueberries, tying up blackberry and raspberry plants…you name it. He’s very willing to help in any way he can.
Abby Campbell, Kitchen Assistant, Farm Store Cashier:
Nicklaus Carter, Donut Maker:
Nate Cherok, Farm Store Cashier:
Sharon Chizar, Farm Educator & Kitchen Assistant:
Sharon joined us in 2015 and does a phenomenal job co-teaching our summer reading program, Little Farmer’s Class. She also teaches many of our fall tours. It’s no surprise she does a great job since she used to be a teacher!
Beverly Clites, Kitchen Assistant:
Debbie Combs, Produce Display:
Susan Daum, Donut Maker:
Susan joined us in 2016 and is makes more donuts than anyone else at the farm – aren’t you grateful? She’s probably made thousands! We’re just thrilled to have her join our team!
Jennifer Davis, Kitchen Assistant:
Pat DeWald, Farm Store Cashier, U-Pick Cashier:
Caleb Deller, Kitchen Assistant:
Nathan Deller, Kitchen Assistant:
Abby Dietsche, Kitchen Assistant & Produce Display:
Abby joined us in 2016.
Abby Fetrow, Farm Store Cashier:
Olivia Foster, Kitchen Assistant:
Jo Frey, Farm Educator:
Jo joined us in the fall of 2015.
Amelia Harper, Kitchen Assistant, Farm Store Cashier:
Mikayla Ickes, Farm Store Cashier, Produce Display, & Kitchen Assistant:
Mikayla joined us in 2015. She is currently a junior at Messiah College and we are just thrilled to be able to keep Mikayla at the farm! She is super cheerful and does her job well!
Jim Ingraham, Corn Cop and Tractor Driver:
Jim has helped us for several years at the farm. You may run into him in the corn maze or he may be driving the tractor for our fall wagon rides. He was a super addition to the farm. We’re excited to have him on our team.
Nancy Itle, Farm Educator:
Sarah Kavulak, Kitchen Assistant:
Rebecca Keefer, Maze and U-Pick Cashier:
Rebecca joined us in 2016 and is one of the most outgoing, friendly people you’ll ever meet. She loves the outdoors and being at the farm and we hope you get to meet her when you visit!
Kenton Meyer, Kitchen Assistant:
Luke Micsky, Kitchen Assistant:
Luke joined our team in 2018.
Carla Miller, U-Pick Cashier and Greeter for School Tours:
Carla started helping us with our school tours in 2010. She loves kids and is a great help. She has also helped us with our u-pick berries. We’re happy to have her as part of our team. Carla is Gene’s wife.
Gene Miller, Carpenter Extraordinaire…and a long list of other jobs!:
Gene helps Dan in all aspects of the farm. Gene is an excellent carpenter, he helps us sort fruit, fixes just about anything, and basically helps us keep up with the farm! He built all of the wooden benches around the farm, all of our shelving in the store and in the sheds, the shoe holder by the jumping pillow and worked on many of the other entertainment activities. He also added the nice windows to our observational bee hive.
Grace Miller, Kitchen Assistant:
Zach Mowchan, Kitchen Assistant:
Maizie Ober, Farm Store Cashier & Produce Display:
Maizie joined us in 2016 and we’re so happy to have her on our team. She is a freshman at Dickinson College and close enough to continue helping us at the farm! She’s a very hard worker and we’re thankful to keep her with us!
Jessica Paulus, Farm Stand Cashier & Produce Display:
Jessica is Karen and Dan’s youngest daughter. You will find her keeping the store stocked or running the cash register.
Hope Pontius, Farm Store Cashier:
Sara Reday, Farm Store Cashier:
Delores Reese, Farm Store Cashier, U-Pick Cashier:
Luke Reinhard, Kitchen Assistant, Farm Store Cashier:
Dean Reynolds, CSA Delivery Driver:
Acacia Sachs, Farm Store Cashier, Produce Display & Kitchen Assistant:
Acacia joined us in 2016.
Nancy Scheffey, Pumpkin Seller Extraordinaire:
Nancy is Karen’s mom. Nancy has been working at the orchard for many years…probably as long as we’ve had a pumpkin patch! She works in September and October. Her favorite thing to do at the farm is sell u-pick pumpkins. She and her husband live in Delaware, so she drives a long way to come and help! We enjoy having her with us and it’s really nice for our kids to see their Grandma so often.
Elijah Schreiber, Kitchen Assistant, Farm Store Cashier:
Mary Secord, Farm Store Cashier:
Maria Seebold, Kitchen Assistant:
Nelson Seebold, Kitchen Assistant:
Hannah Starner, Produce Display, Kitchen Assistant, Farm Store Cashier, U-Pick Cashier:
Hannah joined us in 2016.
Kirk Stein, U-Pick Cashier:
Sarah Tepsic, Farm Educator:
Sarah joined us in 2016.
Hailey Vorkapich, Kitchen Assistant, Farm Store Cashier:
Skylar Wetherbee, Farm Store Cashier & Produce Display:
Skylar joined us in 2016. Skylar enjoys agriculture and helps the FFA in many ways at high school.
Deb Wood, Baker:
Jack (Woody) Wood, Tractor Driver: