About Us

Liberty Farms Equestrian Center, Organic Farm & Events is a team effort, here is a brief story about each of us!

Owners of Liberty Farms:

Mark and Beverly Cheffo:

Gardener, Events, Liberty Farms Management Team leaders

Equestrian Manager:

Katrin Derreumaux:

Equestrian manager, Dressage Rider/Trainer/Instructor, Biodynamic Farmer, Liberty Farms Management Team

Katrin manages the Equestrian Center she also teaches and trains our dedicated working students how to become professionals in the equine industry . Katrin brings many years of experience caring for horses in all different settings, from Grand Prix Dressage show barns, to therapeutic Riding Stables. Her wealth of knowledge in equine nutrition, equine bio-mechanics and Organic farming are so essential in keeping the horses happy and very healthy here at Liberty Farms. Katrin is also an active Biodynamic farmer and mother of two little children Oneida and Emmett.

Equestrian Assistant Manager:
Brenna Foley:
Assistant barn manager, Rider/Assistant Trainer/Instructor

Brenna has been riding and working with horses since she was a young girl. She has studied equine studies and agriculture in both high School and College. She has worked at Breeding farms, Dressage training barns and backyard farms. Besides being a very knowledgeable Horsewoman she is an excellent at clipping and grooming, and working with 'Difficult Horses' both under saddle and on the ground.

Estate/Farm Manager:

Paul-Ivan Derreumaux:

Organic Farmer, Stone Mason, Landscaper, Naturalist, Liberty Farms Management Team

Paul-Ivan brings his deep respect for the natural world to everything he does.  His sensitivity, warmth and high standards are apparent as he makes high quality hay, identifies the occasional bald eagle flying over the farm, landscapes the farm grounds, builds excellent compost piles, keeps all our equipment in working order, manages the livestock and chickens, and organizes deliveries and contractors. 

Paul-Ivan is a Organic/Biodynamic farmer and father of two little children Oneida and Emmett.

Head Gardener

Katy Lince: Biodynamic Vegetable Farmer, Liberty Farm Management Team 
​Katy has always farmed Biodynamically, starting with her first farm apprenticeship at Angelic Organics in 1996, where she learned first and foremost to love the hard work of agriculture. She was the CSA and Green Market Vegetable Farmer at Hawthorne Valley Farm from 2002 through 2013, expanding the role of vegetables at Hawthorne Valley by 150%.  In 2014, Katy was the head gardener at Heartbeet Lifesharing, farming therapeutically with special needs adults. In each endeavor, Katy has experienced the rhythm of agricultural work itself as ultimately beneficial to all of us, tangible work yielding patience, community, and plenty of good food.
Working with the whole farm has always been a priority for Katy, getting chores done well while deeply appreciating the soil, the plants, the animals and the human beings that make up an individual, living farm being.  At Liberty Farm, Katy helps to develop the interrelationships that create the farm’s vibrancy, while managing the high quality of Biodynamic produce grown on the farm.  

Assistant Vegetable Grower
Joseph Koovalloor:

Joseph was our 2016 apprentice and has now joined Katy as her assistant.

Events Manager at The BARN at Liberty Farms

Danni Uberoi:

Brit born but Brooklyn Based, Danni brings her experience of marketing and events management, as well as her love of design and planning to help turn all our clients inspirations to life.