Jack and his wife Hilary met while getting an MBA and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.  She founded and managed a management consulting company for 30 years while Jack jumped into international real estate development and finance.  While on a biking trip in South Australia they fell in love with Kangaroo Island where they purchased an environmentally sensitive sheep and cattle farm. That farm then became the Cygnet Park Sanctuary and an experimental center for their conservation ideas and a perfect test ground.  Eventually, Jack and Hilary created a new non-profit, BIO-R OZ, to carry on their dream.  BIO-R OZ today has more than 1000 volunteers working all over South Australia and continues to develop breakthrough conservation strategies.  Jack and Hilary leverage their business experience to help conservation efforts in California, Arizona, and South Australia and hope to create long-term sustainable change.  They live on a small farm in Sonoma County with a plethora of farm animals where they do their best to entertain friends with as nice a local cuisine as they can create.  Their farm does its best to be a culinary art refuge in the current crazy world.  For fun follow them on Instagram at backyardterroir