SM-271-15-NEWDSJeff Partridge – Founder – I live in Rhode Island with my wife and two dogs. I grew up on a small lake in Massachusetts where I spent my days fishing, riding bikes and swimming with my friends. Somewhere between visits to my grandparents cottage in New Hampshire and camping with my family in Maine I developed a love for the outdoors. After college, I moved to Providence, Rhode Island and worked in the nonprofit sector. Most recently I served as Director of Providence Zen Center until 2014 when I resigned my position and founded New England Woods LLC.

BfireBryan Fischer – Co Founder – Growing up in a military family, I moved a lot, which gave me a chance to see a lot of our country and experience a variety of outdoor environments. As a family we did a lot of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, sightseeing, and fishing. I was in the scouts from ages 6-15, where I learned basic outdoor skills, many of which I still utilize to this day. It also gave me the opportunity to assist with my uncle’s mentally handicapped troop. This helped in developing my passion for teaching and sharing outdoor skills with others. After graduating high school, I’ve had a variety of careers including graphic arts, framing houses, sanding hardwood floors, office work and working as a certified nursing assistant. Different aspects from each of these careers have carried over into my outdoor skill-set. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with anyone who has the interest and desire to learn.

nicoleNicole DiMarco – Partner – Hi! My name is Nicole DiMarco. I come from a long line of Dairy farmers. I was born in Providence, RI and have spent most of my adult life in Western PA. It was there that I discovered a passion for hiking, camping, and the outdoors. Through many hikes in the PA Wilds, I have developed an eye for foraging and wild edible plants. I have spent a few seasons working on farms in the region and I am so excited to share my skill set with the community in my home state. Besides my interest in food sustainability and sovereignty, I like to make pottery, quilts, train Muay Thai and swim as much as possible! I am passionate about people and their well-being above all else. I hope to see you at the farmers market soon!