Marshall Bartlett - Co-Founder and CEOMarshall grew up in Como but pursued an education outside of Mississippi. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he returned south to complete an AmeriCorps term in New Orleans. While working for a local food business in the crescent city he solidified his plan to take the Home Place in a new direction. At the age of 24 Marshall returned home to build Home Place into what it is today.
Jemison Bartlett - Co-Founder and CFOJemison earned a BA in economics from the University of the South and an MBA from Texas A&M University with a concentration in agricultural finance. His background and career in banking adds business, finance, and management experience to HPP’s operations. Creating a financially successful and environmentally sustainable company in Como, MS is Jemison’s mission for the Home Place.
May LeinhartThe oldest of the Bartlett children, May mediates, counsels, and offers grant writing assistance and research support. She has a professional background in land and water conservation, and has worked on conservation policy and funding in Tennessee, New Mexico, South Carolina, and New York state. She lives on a farm outside Cooperstown, NY with her husband and two children, and visits the Homeplace often (especially during their long, dark winters).
Carlos Butts - Slaughter ManagerIt's safe to say that Carlos has the most stressful job at Home Place Pastures. As Slaughter Manager he performs every single stun on our animals under the scrutiny of the USDA. What we do every day would not be possible without Carlos' steady hand and calm demeanor. Marshall grew up working with Carlos at the Home Place and was excited to offer this management spot as soon as we opened our doors. Carlos lives in Como with his wife and two of their 3 boys. When Carlos isn't here you can catch him cruising around in his 1985 Chevy Caprice or managing his side hustle Carlos Lawn Service.
Julio Najar - Processing Manager/ Head ButcherJulio has been working at Home Place Pastures since the beginning. He was one of the very first butchers we hired here and 5 years later we're proud to have him as our Head Butcher and Processing Manager. He first started working as a butcher when he was 13 years old helping his father out at Stan's Country Store. Julio brought with him his family's Chorizo recipes which we're proud to sell every week. He's an avid cook, fisherman, and hunter. He lives in Independence with his wife Michelle and their daughter Leah.
Tavoris Butts aka Poo - Slaughter TechnicianPoo has been working with us since early 2018 and we wouldn't want to run the slaughterhouse without her. She's one of the three members of our slaughter crew and keeps everyone in high spirits. Poo has worked in kitchens and in grocery stores all around Como before we scooped her up. She lives in Como with her son Tavis.
Brian Fugate - ButcherBrian started at Home Place this year and has quickly become an indispensable member of the butcher crew. He started out working on slaughter floors in the summer when he was a teenager and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. When Brian isn't cutting beautiful steaks at the Home Place you can find him fishing or hanging out with his horses. Brian's Jack Russell Terrier of 25 years passed away this summer, his name was Pongo.
Lee Hurley - Farm Store Manager/ Head ChefChef Lee Hurley began working in kitchens over 15 years ago as a table busser. It didn’t take long for him to move up to the line where he found his love for cooking. Lee graduated from Mississippi University for Women with a B.S. in Culinary Arts & Sciences and a minor in Entrepreneurship. Lee has worked in and opened many kitchens across the MS Delta and Jackson, MS. It was first at Parlor Market that Lee discovered his passion for charcuterie and realized the value of providing farm-to-table meals. Lee and his wife, Tiffani, have one beautiful daughter and three spoiled dogs. If Lee isn’t in the kitchen, he is probably at the lake or in the woods.
Fred Moss - Slaughter TechnicianFred Moss is a vital member of our slaughter crew. He works with Carlos and Poo to ensure the humane handling of every one of our animals. He’s a team player, and always willing to lend a hand no matter the task. Fred has worked around farms his entire life and brings a ton of experience to Home Place. Fred loves to fish and can be found hanging out with his friends and family on the weekends. Fred was born and raised in Como.
Sam Roberts - Operations ManagerSam began his meat journey as a teenager, as a grocery store clerk at a meat counter in his hometown of Memphis, TN. He has since worked in various facets of the industry for over 12 years, from running a local butcher shop to managing a wholesale distribution warehouse. After meeting his wife 8 years ago, they have since traveled and lived all over the country from Seattle, WA to Asheville, NC, until finally returning back to Memphis to be closer to family. Sam first crossed paths with Home Place at a local restaurant back in 2019 when he ran into an old friend from high school - Katie, and her boyfriend Marshall Bartlett. After a few drinks, and completely nerding out over meat, Sam has been with Home Place ever since.
Ashlynn Paige - Farm ManagerAshlynn is our farm manager, and is responsible for taking care of the day-to-day farm chores. She handles an enormous amount of responsibility and work while maintaining a great attitude. Not easy to do around here some days! She graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Animal and Dairy Science with a pre-vet concentration in 2019. Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her horses and cattle at home. If she has any free time left you can catch her with her friends and family.
Lance Moss aka Paul - Packaging Supervisor/ButcherPaul is another team member who has been with us since the beginning. Paul supervises all of the packaging inside the production room. He’s got a big job to do, and we count on his ability to keep all of our packaging airtight and looking sharp. In addition to packaging, Paul is a skilled butcher. When he’s not at work he’s managing his dog kennels and hanging out with his family here in Como. Fred Moss is his brother.
John Jordan Proctor- Chief Marketing OfficerJohn Jordan Proctor grew up just outside Greenville Mississippi, where his family farms for a living. He came to HPP in 2014 as our first summer intern, while he was studying english and environmental studies at Ole Miss. We hired as soon as he graduated from University of Mississippi in 2015. From the beginning he's done it all, including working the farm, butchering, and delivering product. Now he focuses on our restaurant customers across Mississippi and Tennessee, manages our farmers markets, and helps with direct to consumer marketing and social media management.