Candace grew up in small, rural town in north-eastern North Dakota where her family farmed potatoes, beets & grain. She graduated from the University of North Dakota, first studying Photography, then Interdisciplinary Studies, which offered her an opportunity to look at the relationship between issues of Peace and the Environment. Drawn by the California sun, proximity to the ocean and the promise of new adventures, Candace moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007 and currently works at a custom frame shop in SF. After experiencing Bay Area life for the past eight years, she is eager to simplify and get back to her roots, seeking grounded space for her to practice life as an artist, farmer, and maker. Her photography can be found at cananderphotography.com
Aaron entered the trades out of high-school, first building fences and installing irrigation systems, and then moving on to Kitchen and Bath remodels. After a few years of physically taxing labor, Aaron decided instead to work in a deli where he enjoyed mountains of dishes and getting soft hands. Aaron is quick to root for the underdog, stick up for the geek, and be the first one to jump into a very cold swimming pool. Aaron advocates for a sustainable economy, and consults with anybody looking to simplify their lifestyle. Aaron spends his free time learning to play sad songs on the ukulele.
Together, Candace and Aaron work to create deep and meaningful relationships, build community, and hope to one day tow their tiny house up to Neil Young’s Buffalo Ranch.