​It's a small, hard working group of people that make all the magic happen. Here is a little bit about each of them.
 Doyle "Andy" Perkins
Handy Andy fixes everything that breaks on the farm, milks cows, helps with cheese makes and is head of sales and distribution. He left his career as an Audiologist to become a dairy farmer. Maybe not the wisest career choice but one he has come to love. Andy is Co-founder and patriarch of the family and the business. He enjoys a round of Frisbee Golf, ball golf, or any kind of golf when he has time which is pretty much never.
Jennifer Perkins
Co-founder and Cheesemaker, Jen has worked with cow, goat, and sheep milk in the vat and managed those animals on the farm. Her love of working with animals brought her to the business and cheesemaking helped her stay. Her experience includes 20 years in the industry including a stint at Blackberry Farm milking sheep and making cheese. When she isn’t in the cheeseroom, she loves to ride her draft horse on the beautiful trails of Polk County.

Erin Carpin
Also known as “The Beast” or Little E. She knows how to get things done. She keeps production of everything on track and is our pickler and packager. Erin has done just about everything from Scuba Diving Instructor to Paralegal to Production Baker in her past life. When she isn’t busy working circles around everyone, she loves to garden, make Pate a Choux, sip bourbon, and play with her dog Bobby Charley.

Steve DeRouen
Steve, born in Louisiana but raised in the sunshine state of Florida, knows his way around a kitchen. He's done everything here but his focus is on cheesemaking, cellar duty, milking, and getting our cheese to market. He has a calm approach to everything which is good for the cows and good for the cheese. Steve is also an AT thru hiker and when he isn’t working he is an avid outdoorsman and an artist in many mediums.

Spencer Watts
Spencer Watts
As a Farmhand at LGC, Spencer helps with fencing, milking, animal care, and pasture maintenance. He is a former Marine Reservist and when he isn't at work he enjoys hiking and playing the bass.
Chad Noteboom

Chad Noteboom
Founder of the Noteboom Brewing Project and head Cider Maker at LGC. Chad has been an avid brewer and a student of fermentation for many years. When he doesn’t have something brewing he is busy sharing his love of learning and teaching science.

Max Perkins

Max Perkins
Max is a little older than Looking Glass Creamery. He grew up amongst the chaos of cheesemaking, farming, and starting this business. He started at NC State in the CALS program in Agricultural Engineering in fall of 22. When he is back on his school breaks he'll be helping out on the milking crew, in the store, in the cheese room, and on the farm. When he isn’t working, he likes to explore waterfalls, play guitar and basketball, and hang out with friends

Ashlyn Ramsey, 2023 Intern

A little from Ashlyn who is here for the summer as a paid intern on the farm......."My name is Ashlyn Ramsey and I didn't take my first steps onto a farm until the age of fourteen. Upon being around beef cattle at my high school's farm, I discovered a newfound appreciation for agriculture. Now a current Animal Science major at NC State University, I aspire to become a large animal veterinarian and primarily work with cattle. I am excited to learn all about the ins and outs of dairy production throughout my time here at Looking Glass Creamery. "