Our story


Tess and Trevor met at their alma mater, Hobart and William Smith Colleges in beautiful upstate New York. Led by their sociology professor, they traveled abroad to Vietnam during their junior year, where they fell in love (with that part of the world and with each other.) After graduating, Trevor returned to Vietnam on a year-long Fulbright Scholarship, while Tess nabbed a job at an environmental nonprofit in Washington, DC. They were married in October 2013 by their sociology professor, and shortly after moved to Maine, their “patch in this world.”

About Tess:


Born and raised in Maine, Tess has a strong calling to give back to her native state. In 2012, Tess graduated from HWS with degrees in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies and was a two-time All-American rower. In 2014,  she graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified Holistic Health Coach. She has a background in marketing and communications, environmentalism, and is passionate about helping others lead their most authentic lives.

Tess is a classically-trained violinist who now plays in a local folk/rock group. She hikes Mt. Katahdin at least once a summer and enjoys pursuing her passions of nature and wellness.

About Trevor:


Trevor hales from the fair state of Connecticut where grew up fishing, climbing, and asking a lot of questions about how and why things worked. He earned his Eagle Scout badge in high school, graduated from HWS with a BA in Mathematics, taught a year of math and english in Vietnam, worked for the Green Heat Alliance in DC, and is currently enrolled at UMaine Orono where he’ll earn his masters in  Mathematics.

He continues to question how and why things work, and is passionate about the biomass industry. Trevor is an avid yogi, health nut, woodstove aficionado, and is happiest when he’s surrounded by woods, knee-deep in a body of water with a fishing pole, or honing his woodworking skills.

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