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 www.horseshoebayfarms.org or contact Drew Richmond at [email protected]