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Events Manager @ The Inn
Kristin has been in love with love her whole life. Therefore, it was a no brainer when she made the decision to work in the wedding industry. It has always come natural for Kristin to want to work with people and create the best experiences for everybody possible. She has always been a proactive planner of sorts. From the time she was a child she would plan each day from start to finish. With her passion of food and events, the hospitality industry has always been her number one choice.
Kristin started her career participating in culinary arts classes in both high school and college. Here she had the responsibility of running fully operational restaurants. Kristin attended college at Western Illinois University in 2009. She graduated from Cheyney University in Philadelphia in 2012 with her B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. After graduating from Cheyney University in 2012 Kristin moved to Orlando, Florida to work at Nickelodeon Suites Resort along side the Ninja Turtles. Although she loved the thrill that the character dinners and events brought to her life Kristin has always had a heart of gold and loves to surround herself by family. Therefore, she moved back to New Jersey in 2013 and began her catering and event manager career at Rider University working for Aramark. Kristin learned the ins and outs of catering at Rider but after 3 long years there it was time to venture further into her journey. After spending a few moments on the Fernbrook Farms property, learning about the history and everything they stood for, Kristin was absolutely certain that this would be her next big move. Starting at Fernbrook Farms in May 2018 as the Event’s Manager, Kristin has already gotten through the start of a busy wedding season and looks forward to many more seasons at Fernbrook Farms with her newfound family.
Outside of work Kristin enjoys spending time with her son Maison and her family. She loves traveling and hopes to fill her passport up with stamps from all over the world. She enjoys planning huge get-togethers for her family and friends. On her days off you can find her at the beach, watching reality tv or more than likely at the mall.
Yvonne Itchmoney joined Fernbrook Farms in 2015 and handles many of the day-to-day administrative and financial aspects of operating each of the farms’ businesses.
Yvonne’s background is in journalism. She spent many years in the print journalism industry before taking time off to be with her family. Upon going back to work, Yvonne channeled her management skills into business administration. Yvonne discovered Fernbrook Farms in 2013, when her son began attending the Education Center’s Fiddlehead summer camp program. When an opportunity to become part of Fernbrook Farms presented itself, Yvonne didn’t waste any time! The farm has since become her home away from home.
When she’s not at the farm, Yvonne enjoys spending time with her family. In addition to her coworkers, Yvonne adores her husband, son and Batman. Yvonne’s hobbies include discovering new movies and music, nagging her kid to do his homework and/or chores, macro and nature photography, reading anything and everything, hiking with her dogs, taking long bike rides, celebrating all things Halloween, and caring for her own flock of assorted critters.
Larry “Farmer Q” & Susie Kuser
Larry ‘Farmer Q’ & Susie Kuser moved to the farm in 1974 and have been actively running the farm since 1982. They have been married for over 40 years, have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Their vocation and avocation are the same: to live close to the earth and share the farm with as many people as possible.
Prior to farming, Farmer Q was a high school math and science teacher and coach. From 1976-1981 he served as Dean of Students for Princeton Day School in Princeton, NJ. Farmer Q has never given up his love of teaching or his involvement in the community. He has been an adjunct teacher at Mercer County Community College, Rutgers University School of Continuing Education and the New York Botanical Gardens. He has given lectures for the Master Gardeners programs and the New Jersey Association of Landscape Architects. In 2014, he was inducted into the NJ Nursery & Landscape Association’s Hall of Fame.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Community Forestry Council, a past member of the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association Board, the Burlington County Board of Agriculture, and past president of the Chesterfield Township Environmental Commission. Farmer Q is a graduate of Cornell University and has a Masters degree in Education from Fordham University.
Prior to running The Inn, Susie ran Wit & Whimsy, a boutique gift store in Bordentown, NJ from 1983-1987 and Princeton, NJ from 1988-1994. Her love, passion, and gift for hospitality have transformed The Inn from ‘Farmer Q’s’ boyhood home into a beautiful place for family and friends to come together to celebrate special occasions.
General Manager @ The Inn
Teri Lands is one of New Jersey’s premier catering and event specialists. With a comprehensive background in event planning and many years of relevant hospitality experience, Teri is widely recognized for creating and executing some of the most beautiful weddings on the East Coast. Supported by a qualified, detail-oriented team, she has most recently led Main Street Fine Catering’s special events division (currently Fenwick Hospitality Group), establishing it as The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, the only caterer in NJ to earn this distinction. Teri has perfected the art of executing spectacular events, focusing on an authentic approach to planning. Her creativity and artistic nature allow her to find the perfect way to achieve each client’s singular vision.
Having planned hundreds of unique weddings and events from offbeat to intimate exclusive locations, Teri and her events have been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, TheKnot, NJ Bride, Bucks County Magazine, Town & Country Weddings, and many other publications and blogs.
With a firm belief in providing her clients with the very best organic and sustainable foods, Teri is excited to take on her newest role as part of the Fernbrook Farm family as the General Manager at the Inn at Fernbrook Farm helping to continue to host truly amazing, one-of-a-kind events. Teri has consulted and catered at Fernbrook Farm for over 18 years and is back to work with the team to elevate the on-site events to the next level.