The People of Ponderosa Partnership

Rick Ellithorpe

As owner of Ponderosa Partnership, Rick oversees all aspects of the business. Rick’s goals are to raise the healthiest, highest quality products for our customers.

Jed Ellithorpe

Jed also oversees all aspects of the business, and is always exploring new areas that have potential for the operation. As a graduate from Fort Lewis, he understands the importance of profitability and keeping up with new trends.

Jake Burris
Farm Operations

Jake works directly with our farm managers, ensuring a smooth operation across the farm. He is also very involved in water management on the operation. As a graduate from Colorado State University, he specializes in business and crop production.

Barbra Davis
Food Safety

Barbra works closely with everyone, she mainly focuses on the financials of the farm. She also assists Dan with GAP, and as a recent graduate from Colorado State University, she helps with the cattle operation.

Russell Brown
Farm Manager

Russell has been farming since 1988, he manages Potatoes, Barley and Wheat.

Cale Bradshaw
Farm/Ranch Manager

Cale has been farming since 2001. He manages Potatoes, Barley, Wheat and Alfalfa. Cale also runs our day to day ranching operations in La Garita, CO. Cale understands the value of creating and maintaining a sustainable environment for our cattle to roam and graze.