Richmond Named Executive Director at Horseshoe Bay Farms

The organization that has take on the restoration of the historic Horseshoe Bay Farms property has taken another step forward with the naming of an executive director. Drew Richmond, formerly of the Ridges Sanctuary and the Door County YMCA, will be the organization’s first employee.

Horseshoe Bay Farms, Inc, is a 102-year-old iconic farm that was placed on the National  Registry of Historic Places in 2012. Its mission is to act as a responsible steward through  preservation, rehabilitation, and activation of historic Horseshoe Bay Farms to secure its future  for generations to come. 

Richmond brings nearly 20 years of non-profit experience to the organization.

“Horseshoe Bay  Farms is a special place,” Richmond said. “The second you walk on the property you can feel the  history and immediately gain an appreciation for all who have been a part of it over the last  century. I knew I wanted to be a part of the next chapter.”

The organization has completed an extensive master plan that creates a blueprint for the  future. Lori Nicholas, Horseshoe Bay Farms board member, met with Richmond to discuss this opportunity.

“After the completion of the master plan, we understood the next steps needed to  deliver our mission,” Nicholas said. “After meeting with Drew and seeing how he and the organization would  meld, we moved forward quickly.”  

The organization has established lofty yet achievable goals over the next 20 years. Goals that  include serving the community as a center of learning and culture, carrying the Horseshoe Bay  Farms spirit of innovation into the future, and reactivating its heritage site while honoring its  legacy.

“I am beyond thrilled to work for an organization with a clear vision and with a board  that is committed to its success,” Richmond said. He begins his new role Dec. 1.  

For more information about  Horseshoe Bays Farms, visit their website at or contact Drew Richmond at [email protected]