Bill is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, and Computer Science. Before moving to the farm, he worked at AmeriMark Direct in Middleburg Heights, Ohio for just under 10 years. He held positions as the Senior eCommerce Coordinator, Web Merchandising Coordinator, and Web Merchandising Manager. He then began working at Emmett Equipment Company in December of 2016, manager of Business Operations and the Distributorship. Bill and Ashley are both members of the Ohio Hops Growers Guild and attend conferences to stay updated on the field.
Favorite Beers: ‘As many hops as you can fit’, robust IPAs
Ashley is a fourth-generation farmer and inherited her family’s farm in December, 2016. She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace in 2009 with her Bachelor’s in Science, majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. She graduated from Kent State in 2011 with her Master’s in Education and Educational Specialist degree and was accredited as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She worked in the Cleveland Municipal Schools for three years before going on maternity leave. She hopes to continue her passion in education at the farm through lectures and animal therapy. She has raised goats, sheep, and chickens, showing them at 4-H auctions at the summit county fair. She also manages marketing campaigns at Emmett Equipment Company.
Favorite Beers: dry and crisp Saisons, Session IPAs
Nicholas is a graduate of Valley Forge High School and is currently our Grounds Operations Manager. He has worked on Emmett Farm and Emmett Equipment Company for over five years. He is currently studying at Tri-C in Cleveland, Ohio as an apprentice for First Energy’s Power Systems Institute (PSI).
Favorite Beers: Farmhouse ales and IPAs
A little about our history
The 65-acre Emmett Farm is located in Richfield, Ohio on Rt 303. The farm has been in the family for generations beginning with Ashley’s great-grandfather, Frank Emmett, a dairy cattle farmer. His son, Daniel Emmett helped on the farm and balanced his life as a teacher until his father passed. Dan and his wife Alice inherited the farm and raised steers until their son, Tom Emmett, got them interested in sheep. Tom and Liz Emmett, living next door to his parents in the house built in 1840, began a landscaping business in 1985, Emmett Equipment Company. You might recognize the farm if you ever attended, or watched on television, events at the Richfield Coliseum. Newscasters would often pan out on televised Cavs games to sheep grazing in the pasture. Michael Jordan’s ‘shot heard round the world’ against the Cavs happened just next door.
As life on the farm progressed, Tom Emmett’s daughter, Ashley was always passionate about the sheep, enjoying watching baby sheep be born in the spring. She learned pasture management driving the tractor to make bails of hay in the summer. She raised dairy goats, chickens, and sheep. Today, Emmett farm has four Tennessee Fainting Goats and 12 laying hens with babies expected in the spring. A small pond is stocked with bass, blue gill, and catfish. In addition to the Hops field, there is an herb, flower, and vegetable garden; the rest of the fields are used for hay.
OAK HILL HOPS
Oak Hill Hops grows premier Hops in Richfield, Ohio. We specialize in manufacturing of hops for local and home brewers with a micro-brewery on-site. Our market also provides equipment, ingredients, and locally made goods to customers. Thank you for visiting.