Andrea Farrell is a native to the Adirondacks, and her family has had ties to the area since the 1800’s. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, where she earned a BA in Environmental Studies. She lived and worked in Tanzania, where she interned for the African Wildlife Foundation and the Tanzania Children’s Fund.
In the decade that she has been back in Lake Placid Andrea has taught and tutored high-school mathematics, and devoted herself to raising her family. Andrea volunteers for the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Pantry and Helping Hands Thrift Shop. She enjoys, cross-country skiing, trail-running and yoga.
Her love of the outdoors led her to her husband, Mike, who showed her the further beauty and bounty from the forest. When they met, Mike was managing Cornell University’s Uihlein Forest in Lake Placid, where he focused his efforts on the sustainable development of the maple syrup industry. Recently, he too turned over a new leaf and left Cornell to focus entirely on the development of The Forest Farmers and New Leaf Tree Syrups, the world’s most diverse array of organic syrups produced from different tree species.
Together they enjoy cooking, foraging for wild edibles and spending time with their three children, Charlie, Peter and Katie.