Devin's passion is food. Largely self-taught, he has been the primary cheese maker at Flying Goat Farm since 2010. Before goats and cheese, Devin spent several years commercial fishing out of Port Clyde, Maine with his family's fishing fleet, followed by working at Rumery's Boatyard in Biddeford, Maine, as a marine diesel mechanic and finish technician.
Since 2012, Devin's full time job has been on the farm, making cheese and taking care of the goats. He loves working with chefs and foodies, talking about recipes, and he also comes up with the best names for the goat kids every spring.
Cara's roles at Flying Goat Farm include herd veterinarian, occasional design work, and other management tasks. A former art teacher, the experience of raising goats, especially kidding, gave her the inspiration to change careers and she graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with the class of 2016. She works part time at a nearby small animal clinic and also provides veterinary care to livestock in Maine and New Hampshire with her own mobile practice, Shepard, DVM.
While she would rather muck out the barn than press curds into molds, Cara can still make a mean féta in a pinch.
Sydney joined the Flying Goat Farm team in the spring of 2016 as Devin's cheesemaking assistant and the farmers' market salesperson at the Sanford Farmers' Market. Sydney has a love of food and interest in environmental planning and the sustainable food economy.
Susie officially became part of the team at Flying Goat Farm in spring of 2016, but had been visiting regularly to help with the goats and learn about goat husbandry for months before that.
Susie mans the table at the Saco River Farmers' Market and the Wells Farmers' Market, and likes to come by and help milk the goats regularly. She has also been known to give Devin and Cara an evening off from chores every once in a while!
Calder and Satchmo's duties on Flying Goat Farm include cleaning up milk drips on the parlor floor, enthusiastically greeting visitors, and helping to clean off newborn goat kids. They make us laugh so we keep them around.