Chris and Heather are lifelong animal lovers and both try to be conscious of the environment and the impact humanity has on our planet. When Heather learned of goat brush-clearing (through a casual conversation with a friend) a cognitive seed was planted and the research began. What began as a novel idea soon became a reality. With the help of The Goat Girls in Amherst, MA, Heather was offered an apprenticeship to learn the ropes, including how to best care for these hard-working versatile animals. The goats were adopted through The Goat Girls and Denbow Acres farm in Berwick, Maine. The goats are cared for on-site by a local livestock vet and are sincerely loved!
Heather has a history of working with animals. She previously worked at an animal clinic in Arlington, MA and currently owns a dog walking and pet-care business, Paws on the Go. She has a long history of entrepreneurship, starting with a hostel she opened in Charleston, SC in 2002. Her combination of creativity, innovation, and animal kinship makes SCAPEGOATS the perfect pursuit.
Chris is also a mushroom forager at heart. He has foraged wild mushrooms in the Western mountains of Maine for a decade and sells many of his finds to local restaurants and grocers through his business, East West Fungi. When Chris isn't helping with the goats, he can be found (or most likely not found) deep in the forest with his pole-saw, meticulous GPS coordinates, and wicker baskets. If you are interested in learning more about these delicacies, you can contact Chris at 207-641-5210.