A Few Words About Us
Jay and Melissa Reeder have been active members of the alpaca community for years. We've had the privilege of meeting, partnering with, and becoming lifelong friends with many alpaca farms from all over the nation. Along he way, we've attended many seminars across the country and learned more than we ever imagined about alpacas. We've also served on the board of state and regional associations while serving on various committees for the national association. You wouldn't do all this unless you truly loved the alpaca lifestyle. We're in love with not only the alpaca lifestyle but also the people we've met on this great adventure.
An average family blessed to live an amazing life.
We're just an average family who gets to do extraordinary things. We've built our home in the mountains of North Georgia, with a small farm on the first hole of Apple Mountain Golf Course. We have three awesome boys who do much of the work around our alpaca farm and they've seen more in their few years than many adults around us.
Jay grew up a military brat spending most of his formative years living on the Panama Canal. While he wasn't raised with alpacas, he did grow up with monkeys, macaws, and iguanas. Melissa lived on a horse farm most of her life and knew how to drive a tractor before learning to drive a car.
We take several mission trips a year to places like Uganda, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Peru. As a family we are blessed with the opportunity to help others locally and around the world. We've taken family mission trips where we get to watch our kids grow not only in compassion and purpose, but also in appreciation for the life we get to live. When not travelling around the world, we lead a team on monthly trips to homeless shelters in Atlanta. Whether at school, work, or on the mission field, our family is privileged to share the love of Christ with others while helping to make the world a better place.
Jay has founded several companies over the last couple decades and he currently directs two technology companies and a non profit (in addition to his work on the farm). He's active on the boards of several non profits in our community and helps to coach many others, both locally and around the world. Melissa is privileged to work full time on the farm, devoting herself (along with the kids) to the raising of these amazing alpacas.
We've both been to Peru (remote areas of the Amazon) many times, and although Peru is their native home, we were first introduced to alpacas on a trip to south Florida. From that initial introduction, we knew instantly that this would be our next great family adventure, and we have not been disappointed. At this point we couldn't imagine our life without alpacas. They are the most beautiful, inquisitive, and peaceful animals you'll ever meet. From the peaceful hum they use to communicate, to the loving kisses they give, there is no doubt that our alpaca family is a central part of the amazing life we get to live.
Our goal is to live life to the fullest while helping others to do the same. Let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help you with your alpaca adventure. That's what we're here for.
Why We're So Different
We do more than just sell alpacas.
Our purpose is to help you succeed. That includes so much more than just the alpacas. We'll assist with farm layout design, training for alpaca care, and even marketing for your farm if needed. After starting many businesses, we have the experience and resources to assist in everything from branding through web design (all included with your purchase).
Passion, Innovation, and Excellence
After our faith, these three core values drive the actions and decisions in every initiative we undertake. We are passionate about this life and the things we get to do. We're innovative and constantly improving. We do things with excellence.
We want to see you grow.
People growth is a recurring theme in everything we do. As leaders in various walks of life, our goal is always to help others succeed and grow. To do this, we can't stop growing either. So we will continue to read, learn, study, attend seminars, ask questions, and anything else that helps us to learn more so that we can pass that knowledge on to you.
We're here for you.
Our purpose is not to raise alpacas just for the fun of it (that's just a side benefit). Our purpose and mission is to shepherd others who want to follow in our footsteps. That's an important distinction and it's our commitment to you. Our focus isn't just raising elite animals - our focus is supporting you.
Experience the magic for yourself
An adventure for the whole family
We're a small family farm where everyone (including the animals) lives life to the fullest, and wants to help you do the same. The best part of this adventure is getting to meet new people. Feel free to call or email with any questions, or better yet, schedule a time to come visit and learn more about these beautiful alpacas. We promise not to give you a sales pitch, but we are passionately in love with these alpacas and we will help you in any way we can.
Jay and Melissa, Josh, Jace, & Justin (The Reeder's)