Nicole Sauce, Living Free in Tennessee
In 2016, Nicole Sauce founded the Living Free in Tennessee podcast, which blossomed into a strong community of independent individuals who provide mutual support. Nicole has always been keenly involved in food independence. She founded a coffee roasting company, Holler Roast, starting with a cast-iron skillet and growing to a commercial operation. She also helps people learn hands-on skills such as animal processing, cheese-making, canning, and gardening.
Gabrielle Reed, Marketing By Gabby
Gabrielle Reed is a writer who specializes in covering unique stories of overcoming adversity and getting back to the fundamentals of living. She has interviewed Ironman competitors, reptile sanctuary owners, septuagenarian ultramarathoners, and former drug addicts. As managing editor of Finding Country, she shares her perspective of simple living, self-sufficiency, and doing meaningful work. Gabrielle is an Indiana native who is in the process of building a debt-free homestead in Middle Tennessee. She also specializes in content and direct-to-consumer marketing and offers marketing consulting through her agency Marketing By Gabby.
Matt Hundley, Homestead for a Living
Matt is a country musician and farmer who experiments with a hands-off and low-cost approach to homesteading and gardening. With a passion for regenerative agriculture and alternative media, he launched The Sovereign Village Project (a.k.a. Homestead for a Living) to promote a more rooted, organic lifestyle and to advocate for freedom, self-sufficiency, and community-building.
Jordan Goodwin, Axe and Anvil
Jordan is Owner and Founder of Axe & Anvil. Jordan does most of the ironwork, correspondence, and social media/writing for Axe & Anvil. Jordan has fallen in love with traditional blacksmithing in a big way. Jordan doesn’t remember when his love of working with his hands started - it’s always been a part of life since he was a small child. Being homeschooled, he found many opportunities to be creative with what was to be found on multi-generational small farm on which he grew up.