Fun Fact: their wedding was the first ever wedding at Adeline Farms!
Muriel Stanton-Johnson is Co-Owner and Director of Events & Planning at Adeline Farms. With a diverse background and a passion for hard work and creativity, Muriel brings a unique touch to the farm. As the events coordinator and co-owner, she ensures that every occasion hosted at Adeline Farms is a memorable experience.
Muriel is a multifaceted entrepreneur. In addition to her role at the farm, she is the owner/esthetician of La Muse Spa and the front person of her own rock band, The Muriel Stanton Band. Through owning her businesses, Muriel has embraced risks and reaped great rewards. Overcoming personal hardships and economic downturns, she emerged more successful than ever, always striving to provide the best experience and service to her clients.
Her journey in the beauty industry began with her passion for makeup artistry, which she discovered at a young age while performing in the Portland Opera. Muriel's expertise expanded as she worked at the cosmetic counter at Nordstrom and eventually opened her own spa, where she gained recognition as Portland's best waxer. Alongside providing services, she excels in customer service and appreciation, ensuring clients receive exceptional care.
Growing up, Muriel acquired valuable skills from working on her father's apartment buildings, mastering tasks such as painting, repairs, and maintenance. This hands-on experience taught her the importance of hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done. Her love for land, animals, and the rewards of labor has further deepened through her family's farm in Hood River and witnessing Jenny's land management ideas come to life at Adeline Farms.
As the events coordinator and co-owner, Muriel finds fulfillment in connecting people to the farm and each other. Her dedication to hard work and her appreciation for creativity and artistic expression are invaluable in supporting Jenny's vision for Adeline Farms. Muriel's ability to bring people together and cultivate a sense of community is a cherished aspect of her role, as she passionately shares the beauty of the property with everyone.
Muriel brings her entrepreneurial spirit, diverse skill set, and love for connecting people to create memorable experiences at Adeline Farms. Her dedication, hard work, and appreciation for community contribute to the realization of Adeline Farms' full potential as a magical venue.
Jenny Stanton-Johnson is Co-Owner and Director of Operations at Adeline Farms. With a background in construction and real estate management, Jenny brings her expertise and passion for restoration and improvement to the farm. Together with her wife and co-owner, Muriel Stanton-Johnson, they have transformed the property into a thriving and sustainable venue. They have taken a minimalist and thrifty approach, utilizing upcycled materials and performing much of the labor themselves.
Jenny's experience in the construction industry, including working on residential remodels, historical home restorations, and commercial projects, has equipped her with valuable skills and an appreciation for maintaining Adeline Farms' historical value. She is dedicated to permaculture and regenerative farming practices, inspired by influential farmers like Joel Salatin and Mary Jane Butters. Jenny is committed to creating a symbiotic relationship between the land, animals, and the community.
Through their efforts, Adeline Farms has become a hub for creativity and artistic expression. It has served as a location for music videos, commercial videos, photo shoots, and even film scenes. Jenny's passion for land management and sustainable farming extends to sharing knowledge with urban groups and promoting sustainable farming practices.
Jenny's love for animals is evident as she takes pride in providing a loving environment for their farm animals, which play a crucial role in maintaining the farm's ecosystem. Their heritage breeds help with weed control and natural fertilization, avoiding the use of harmful chemicals.
With a commitment to historical preservation, sustainable practices, and creating a welcoming community, Jenny's leadership and vision have made Adeline Farms a thriving and unique destination.