Bluebird Canyon Farms strives to be a community resource and to be recognized as a model of sustainable urban living.

Our Team

Scott Tenney

Coordinates planning and manages operational aspects of the farm. He is responsible for implementing “System of Operational Excellence” (“SOE”) a management method promoting safe, reliable and efficient work practices. He oversees resource conservation efforts, regenerative landscaping, soil fertility programs at the site, and manages Planning and Design efforts. Mr. Tenney has extensive experience managing issues associated with energy, land and minerals management/processing, water resources, and environmental compliance/restoration. For the past three decades Mr. Tenney has held various assignments ranging from managing external affairs to directing strategic and operational planning for a global energy company.

Mariella Tenney

Mariella together with her husband Scott Tenney, manages farm operations where she provides input to product design and contributes to various projects as a biologist.

Patty Carmichael

Is Bluebird Canyon Farm’s Office Manager and Controller, Ensuring the farm complies with all of its financial, regulatory, and tax obligations. She certifies all records are current and accurate and overviews the financial operations of the farm to make sure it runs efficiently. Ms Carmichael has more than thirty years of experience as a banking executive and corporate controller.

Craig de Pfyffer

Is a licensed landscape architect, certified arborist and managing principal of Environmental Designs, an architectural design firm located in Orange County California. Mr. de Pfyffer provides design support for Bluebird Canyon Farms’ Laguna Urban Lumber Project and collaborates on various regenerative landscaping and restoration projects. His interests include utilizing biomimicry approaches to develop sustainable design solutions for various land use projects. He holds a degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and is a second generation native Californian.

Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross is the Farm’s Greenhouse Technician where she is responsible for supporting our horticultural programs and managing our Conservation Seed Vault. She is a 2015 graduate of our Growing Skills Program and holds a degree in environmental science from the University of California, Irvine.

Sam Simon

Sam helps in all aspects of the farm’s upkeep and operations including improving the farm’s safety systems to ensure they are fit for service.  A native Californian, Sam graduated from Sage Hill School and attended the University of Colorado. He is a certified Emergency Medical Technician, currently studying to become a paramedic.