Polyface Team

2012 Summer Interns - Leah(VA), Derek(Australia), Jonathan(NC), Shrader(CA), Ben(OR), Michael(NY), Peter(NY), Heather(CO), Savannah(OH)

Welcome to the Polyface Team, the people who make our operation run on a daily basis.  Click on a name to view details for that person.

Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Position: Buying Club and Restaurant Delivery Driver Richard Morris has been a medical illustrator, college-level design instructor, aerospace and financial industry software designer, and a biodynamic farm hand. Once weighing over 400 pounds, Richard lost over 150 of those pounds … Read more

Jonathan & Hannah Hale

Jon and Hannah

Position: All -Around Handyman and Farm Manager It’s hard to believe that Jonathan and Hannah grew up over 800 miles apart, in North Carolina and Mississippi respectively! Both grew up with a love of animals, raising livestock, and being outdoors, … Read more

Susan Blasko

Susan Blasko

Position: DC Marketing Rep Susan Blasko earned a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Georgetown University. She discovered real food when her good friend gave her a copy of … Read more

Heather Juda

Heather Makoski

Position: Full-Time Apprentice Heather was born in Atlanta, GA, but spent 19 years in Colorado before moving to Virginia.  She came to Polyface for the 2012 internship and has stayed on as the first female apprentice. She became interested in … Read more

Eric Barth

Eric Barth

Position: Apprentice Manager Eric Barth (25) was born in Virginia, but lived 15 years with his family in Oak Brook, IL. before coming to Polyface in October 2010. The second born of 10 children, Eric was home-educated and always enjoyed … Read more

Andrea Gram


Position: Buying Club Sales Assistant Born out west in ‘big sky country’ and raised in the pristine County of Bath, Andrea has a genuine love and appreciation for the fine country folk of the Shenandoah Valley. Having studied fine and … Read more

Wendy Gray


Position: Sales Extraordinaire Born and raised in Staunton, Wendy left small town life for college in Richmond only to return to back to her cherished hometown. She’s been working for Polyface since February 2008 helping with PR and marketing, running … Read more

Hannah Short

Hannah Short

Position: Chef Representative Hannah wasn’t born in Virginia, but she got here as fast as she could! She was 5 when her family left Northern Vermont to move back to her dad’s ancestral home of Virginia. Hannah graduated from her … Read more

Leanna Barth


Position: Inventory Manager Leanna, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars.  She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for … Read more