Our Team

While the spotlight often shines on the visible aspects of a project, it is a result of the collective effort of all involved. Observer Ranch would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of every individual who contributes tirelessly in roles that may not always be in the forefront but are equally critical. From water dowsers and surveyors, planners, engineers, architects, building department employees, local county/state employees, safety inspectors, administrative staff, procurement specialists, electricians, plumbers, general laborers, various committees and so many more- they play an indispensable role, and are the architects, enablers of the vision.

Each contribution, no matter how seemingly small or hidden, is a vital thread in the tapestry of our project’s success. Their commitment and expertise are the cornerstones of our achievements. Together, we are building more than just a structure; we are creating opportunities, enhancing communities, and leaving a lasting impact.

With deep gratitude and respect,

The Team at Observer Ranch


Kat’s experience is in project/event management and  strategic development. She graduated from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.


Ben runs Space Weather News, and has been providing a daily analysis on solar-terrestrial physics since 2011. He has published technical books about the sun and enjoys time with his 3 children.

Derek & Lesley

Derek and Lesley True, own and operate True North Construction. Affectionately dubbed the “rugged Chip and Joanna”, they enjoy spending their spare time fishing and with their sons.


Rocky’s experience is in systems, energy efficiency and high level project management. He is behind the Big Burb YouTube channel, and enjoys grilling and traveling with his family. 



Bailey has been an Observer since 2012. She manages The Observer Review handles social media, newsletters, content creation. She has her Master’s in Science Journalism.

The Observer Community


Hundreds of Observers supported initiatives for development, from our Founder Wall, Library, to Lunch and Learn events.

Founding Families

Families and Founders that believed in the vision and find a sense of fulfillment that comes from pursuing a labor of love combined with a passion project.