Oshkello Family

Stacey and Craig Oshkello together helped birth The Living Tree Alliance in 2010, when they together wrote a business plan for the vision they shared.  Stacey and Craig have spent over a decade homesteading in Acworth, NH at Cold Pond Community Land Trust.  

They are now living in the Mad River Valley, where they are growing Living Tree Alliance, in addition to vegetables, chickens, sheep, and fertile soil. They have skills in community living that include conflict resolution, non-violent communication, resource sharing, and event planning.  

Their 2 children, Ayla '01 and Adyn '04 are the greatest joy of their life, and they enjoy spending time with their children immersed in the beauty of Vermont.  Adyn is an avid baseball fan, and enjoys engaging in most sports including baseball, basketball, and skiing.  Ayla enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding, and traveling. 


Soberman Family

Glenn, Andrea and David Soberman have lived in the Hudson Valley in the Hamlet of Wallkill for the past 20 years.  In addition to his practice as a clinical psychologist Glenn has been an organic gardener. 

Andrea is the director of Musical Munchkins, a developmental music and movement program for babies through 5 year olds.  David is starting community college and loves Ami (our dog).


Kessler Family

The Kesslers' likes to believe in the impossible. We think big and end the day REALLY dirty and really tired.  Ezra Adamah (4) and Judah Francis (2) help with chores and in our acre garden and have become fantastic balancers after many hours practicing on their scrap wood and tire forts. 

Among the rewarding demands of homesteading, Anthony has been maintaining both his meditation and his blacksmith practice, strengthening his body and mind to communicate with horses as a farrier and with inspiration as an artist. He thinks with his hands and hopes to bring apprenticeship learning to LTA land.  

Melanie is committed to cultural transformation and focuses her mind on creating community based leadership programs for middle school students and families. She seeks inspiration and balance by biking, farming and is slowly delving back into the craft of dry-stack masonry.  On cold winter days, the family might be found in a tackle pile in the living room pillow fort or exploring the snow on sled