Chip is the owner/operator of Shan-Gri-La Sod Farm. He leads the Sod Sales division as well as project manager. He is an extremely dedicated father, husband and business man. Chip prides himself in being a business professional and not just a contractor. His professionalism and work ethic make his customers and employees feel comfortable. Chip is honest and open in his dialogue when working with the customers. He has high quality workmanship and is always striving for excellence. Chip attended Rider University for Business from 1989 to 1992. When he is not focusing on his businesses, he loves watching his kids play sports, spending Friday nights in summer with family, and taking his wife and two kids on vacations.
For the past 20 years Beth has managed all office operations: accounts payables/receivables, payroll and customer service. She has a willingness to step in wherever needed, not just in the office. She has been the friendly voice that our customers have grown accustomed to hearing and she takes great pleasure in satisfying their needs. Formerly, Beth worked at Gwynedd-Mercy Private Pre-School as a teacher for 4 years after college. She graduated in 1996 from Gwynedd Mercy University with a BA in Education. That same year she married Chip. They have two teenagers, Ben and Julia. They also have two dogs, Finley and Penelope who can be seen frequently at the office. She plays an active role in all of her families endeavors. In her spare time she loves entertaining family and friends and loves to travel with them as well.
Sheldon is the farm manager in charge of Production, Harvesting, and the Turf Expert. Sheldon is also our company mechanic and fabricator. He works closely with the owner, Chip, to design and fabricate much of the equipment used daily. Sheldon is a 2010 graduate of Delaware Valley University of Doylestown, Pa. He has a B.S. degree in Agronomy and Environmental Science. In his free time, Sheldon enjoys hunting and spending time with family. Sheldon and his wife Becca purchased property and built their home in Bedminster Township, across the street from Shan-Gri-La Farm. Sheldon and Becca recently welcomed a baby boy. Sheldon looks forward to many years to come as both employee, future owner, and neighbor to Shan-Gri-La Farm LLC.
Natalie joined the team as office manager in the summer of 2020. Her responsibilities include scheduling, dispatch, accounts payable and receivable, and customer service. Natalie is a natural when it comes to helping around the farm. There is no doubt she grew up around agriculture. It's not uncommon for Natalie to be taking orders over the phone while moving pallets with a forklift out of the field during harvesting. Previously, Natalie worked at Delaware Valley University as a livestock manager for 6 years. She graduated in 2011 from Penn State with a B.S. in Animal Science specializing in business and management. Natalie and her husband Ben live in Bedminster Township and have two boys. She and Ben spend their extra time working alongside their families on their farming operations and enjoying the outdoors.