Stephen Spear is a conservation specialist on Cape Cod with the Natural Resources Conservation Service office of the USDA, advising local farmers, towns, and land trusts on environmental issues. He holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in Soil Science, and a BA from the University of Utah, in Literature. He established Hokum Rock Farm in 1973 with his parents on family land in East Dennis and it has been in continuous operation for forty-five years. He is a member of the Cape & Islands branch of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau.
Janice Riley is a writer, photographer, and webmaster. She worked as a documentarian and editor for PBS, The Christian Science Monitor, and Riley Films. In 2004, she worked with local writer John Hay to create the documentary, John Hay’s The Run, A Journey That Never Ends. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women and Pen America. An avid gardener and amateur naturalist, she holds a BA from Wellesley College, with a degree in Cultural Anthropology.
Today Steve and Janice run Hokum Rock Farm together.