Meet the Team

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

Welcome to Appaloosa Orchards!

Meet some of the valued members of our team:


Sheila is a Kubota tractor and she does most of the heavy lifting around here. She is a major workhorse: dragging felled logs, clearing brush, tilling the land, and even plowing snow. From her first day at Appaloosa Orchards, Sheila has pulled her weight (literally) and we don't know how we would get things done without her. She also enjoys a carefree drive around the property, but any hopeful drivers are required to sit through Kent's safety presentation.

And while Sheila loves a good photo op with the kids, she does not allow them to ride around on her. That just wouldn't be safe, and she is nothing if not safety-conscious. But like them, she appreciates a chance to capture her good side.


While Helmut's variety of tasks is not as broad as Sheila's, he is indispensable all the same. To date, Helmut has felled and bucked over 100 trees! He works the hardest each winter, but he certainly earns his warmer weather vacations. It's not easy being so in demand, but Helmut rises to the challenge, especially on cold winter mornings.