Timeline

Q4 2017 – Construction began

Q4 2018 – First harvest

Q1 2019 – Full operations

Team

Tried and proven in logistics, agriculture and health food.
Sally Herbert

Sally Herbert

Co-founder and CEO

Former President & CEO of GS1

 

13 years in USAF Reserves; service during Desert Storm

Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer

COO / Horticulturalist

35 years experience as a horticulturist

 

Specialty is large-scale greenhouse design, development, and management

 

50 greenhouse development projects.  

Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson

Co-founder

Co-founder of Well Nourished Worldwide

 

Wall Street and technology careers

 

Ethan Page

Ethan Page

Farm Manager

Former soil-based farmer and raised bed gardener

 

MS in Environmental Science & Ag

Brian Adams

Brian Adams

Assistant Grower and Account Manager

Started work in the culinary field at the age of 16

 

6 years of service in the US Army

 

Veterans to Farmers alumni

Erin Sullivan

Erin Sullivan

Account Manager and Assistant Grower

Experience in hydroponic, aquaponic, and soil farming

 

Denver startup community organizer

Community Partners

Amalgamated Bank

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network

Callahan Electric

Chair10 Consulting

Constructors, Inc.

Denver County

Denver Office of Economic Development

First Bank

Green CO2

Juice PLUS+ Company

Metro State University

Nexus Corp

Scraps Mile High

Veterans to Farmers

Wadsworth Control Systems

Westfield Company, Inc.

 

…And all our volunteers! Thank you!

Resources

Scaling local:  Around 40% of America’s annual fruit & vegetable consumption was grown, locally, during WWII.  The Victory Gardens, of WWII, were a shining example of local food production by citizens. Seventy years later, a modern day Victory Gardens sequel is occurring through greenhouse farming.  View this compelling TED talk and listen to the Colorado Public Radio interview. Co-founder Jeff Olson’s Ted Talk provides an introduction to the mission of Altius Farms.
Social Venture Community

Local Food Demand

Controlled Environment Agriculture

Water Issues

Drought: Summer 2015

US Drought 2015

Vertical Farming

Media