Ryan and Monica met in Big Sky 13 years ago. After having our two children we wanted to provide our family with food that we knew how it was produced and get back to our agricultural roots. And so the story goes:
Monica grew up on a ranch in southern Idaho raising hay, cattle and row crops, and was very active in primarily raising and showing sheep. Her ranch experiences helped her realize the importance of knowing where your food comes from and taking care of the land. She also recognized the hard work, dedication and time it takes for producers to put food on our plates.
Ryan grew up in South Dakota. His family owned and operated a construction company where he learned to operate heavy equipment at a very young age. He has been in Big Sky for the last 20 years.
While trying to find a way for our family to participate in the regernative movement, he found that the market for these producers was missing. He wanted to get their story and their product directly in front of the consumer, thus RegenMarket was born.
Our family has lived in Big Sky, MT for the last 20 years after leaving New Jersey in search of amazing outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle that Montana is known for. We are raising our three children to be kind and considerate to other people and our planet. With our Italian background, we have a love of cooking and gardening.
All of these factors led us to learn about regenerative agricultural practices. We are now proud to be co-founders of RegenMarket. This allows us to get nutritious food to others and help support farms and ranches around this state while also improving the environment.
GENERAL MANAGER & STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
Xan was raised in Southern New York and is the oldest of three siblings. He spent his summers at a Wilderness Camp in Vermont, where he learned a great appreciation for the natural world and the activities and organisms that make their home there. Xan graduated from Elon University in 2018 with a degree in Entrepreneurship then returned home to New York where he spent two seasons working with the New York Giants doing Data Analytics and Strategic Game Management.
Craving a greater connection to the outdoors, he set off for Montana and hasn’t looked back. Xan’s passion for food and agriculture stems from his love of clean air, clear water, wide-open space, and a healthy, nutrient-rich diet.