Our Team

Farmer Rob

Farmer Rob
Founder and Owner

Rob is the owner and a co-founder of Primal Pastures. While sitting around with family on an Easter years ago, joking with his father and brother-in-law about starting a backyard farming operation, Rob quietly snuck away to order 50 chicks. “I thought we were being serious,” he likes to say — and when the order was placed, they quickly became serious in their mission to create healthy, quality, environmentally-conscious food accessible on the national level.

In addition to ensuring that Primal Pastures fulfills its mission of providing the purest, highest quality food products to its customers, Rob also brings his medical expertise as a Physician Assistant into everything that Primal Pastures does and stands for. Through both his formal medical training as well as his personal pursuit of health through diet, Rob’s goal is to always produce and provide the most nutritious, nutrient-packed products for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.

Rob is married to his beautiful wife Liz, and is father to their two children, Emery and Levi. In his spare time, Rob enjoys playing and watching sports, working out, and spending time with family.

Farmer Andy

Farmer Andy
Executive Director

Farmer Andy encourages us all to get to know your farmer, come to the farm, shake our hands, and come see the animals. Although Andy has his hands full between being a full-time boat captain and managing the farm, he’s quick to help figure out any problem and is somehow available at all times. Always maintaining a positive outlook, his favorite quotes are: "You're only as good as your crew" and "If it were easy, everyone would do it." He’s happily married with four kids and two horses.

Farmer Austin

Farmer Austin
Operations Manager

Farmer Austin came to us as a former Chef of Michelin-star Kitchens. Austin is used to working with premium products, which is what drew him to Primal Pastures. Seeking a change after 12 years in the business that would allow him to breathe fresh air and spend more time with his wife and two daughters, Austin decided to step out of the kitchen and into the pasture. Austin seamlessly manages our inventory and website, orders supplies, gives farm tours, and is always willing to help do whatever it takes to make this farm smoothly — or as one can on a working farm! Outside of work, you can find Austin playing tennis, camping, fishing in our lake, or with his family

Farmer Chad

Farmer Chad
Farmer

Chad is our newest farmer and is constantly making us laugh. He loves everything he does, especially knowing he's helping people. He loves spending time with his daughter Libby, and is currently getting his degree in drug counseling. When he's not wrangling chickens, pigs, dogs, or collecting eggs, you can find him looking up at the stars with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in hand.

Michelle Benavidez

Michelle Benavidez
Customer Service

Michelle is Primal Pasture’s Customer Service Representative. Before joining our team, Michelle was a loyal Primal Pastures customer who deeply cared about food for her and her family’s health. Michelle organizes office needs, checks orders, loves getting to know customers that pick up orders from the farm, and is likely the one speaking to you whenever you reach out to Primal! In her free time, Michelle enjoys being with her husband, serving at church, and being a team mom for her two daughters.