Jenni’s entire professional adult life has been involved in building and operating small businesses.
Jenni loves the amount of personal development that being a business owner has allowed in her life. She reads books, attends conferences and soaks up knowledge from numerous other successful entrepreneurs. She is a proud mom, a farmer, an investor, an adventure seeker and avid traveler.
Her love of animals runs strong. She is the one to watch over animal welfare. She trains the dogs, feeds the cats and makes sure everyone is healthy and happy. She's the eyes behind the photos and hands behinds the words that brings Rebel to the people.
Justin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2001. He served two tours of combat in Iraq as an Infantryman in 2003 and 2004. During his second tour, he was severely wounded in an ambush when an IED detonated directly beneath his vehicle.
Justin was awarded the Purple Heart medal by President George W. Bush. After 8 surgeries and recovering from wounds sustained, he was medically retired in 2005.
Justin has developed a diverse business background with over 15 years of experience in the acquisition, management and oversight of investment real estate. In 2008, Justin and Jennifer started Access Property Management Group which today manages over 750 rental properties in West Michigan.
If you asked Justin in is younger years if he'd be farming, he would have laughed. Today, it's a rare day when he isn't in farm clothes and cowboy boots. As soon as you meet Justin, you can feel his intensity and drive. He has experienced first hand that life is too short and the only way to make a difference is to take action. His passions lie in transforming lifeless plots of land into thriving, abundant ecosystems and sharing the knowledge of good food with the people.
J.D. is the true unsung hero. We often get asked "How did J.D. start on the farm?". The truth is, one day he showed up. And then he continued to show up until we finally offered him a position. J.D is also former military. He spent 5 years in the Marine Corps. Serving one tour overseas. His post military endeavors led him to questioning the food system and finding a better source for him and his family. At Rebel, he oversees the management of all the animals on the farm. From collecting eggs to setting up paddocks, J.D. has a hand in it all.