Jeffery Heppler (he/him/his) was born and raised in Eastern Kansas. He has an intimate knowledge of the bioregion. Graduating with a B.S. in Environmental Studies from KU in 2017, he has been in the food service, farming, finance, and landscaping industries before and since. Jeffery obtained his Permaculture Design Certification in 2016 and is currently learning about farm planning and land management through the Regrarians platform. Jeffery and his wife, Regina, live near Lake Perry on a 10-acre regenerative farm where they are establishing a botanical sanctuary and cultivating the next generation of specialty crops. They love traveling, spending time with their friends (animal and human), and learning new things. Seen here in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.