Our Management Team
The Austin’s have made it their life’s work to do what they love and love what they do! Making the farm a viable family business has been a long-time passion for them. They want to share their love for horses and farm living through the new wedding venue. They believe the simple way of life is stress relieving and so contagious you’ll want to keep coming back year after year.
Beth Austin and her two children, Reeve and Kylemore Austin have lived on this property since 2002. Beth grew up in a small town, Kenduskeag, Maine. She attended college at the University of Maine in Farmington. After college she taught special education in Juvenile Corrections for 10 years before becoming a stay at home mom. Since becoming a widow unexpectedly, she has been working on turning their family hobby farm into a viable business for the last 7 years.
owner in training
Kylee is currently studying Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the University of Southern Maine. She hopes to bring this knowledge to the family business in the near future. She is also a standout volleyball player. In her off season she coaches volleyball. Her love for horses and competition has taken her all the way to Pennsylvania where she competed in Team Penning and Sorting winning a youth title at age 17. In 2017, she was honored with the William B. Wise scholar athlete award for achievement in the classroom as well as on the court.
maintenance and field operations
Reeve is a key figure in the farm operations. He started a career in excavation with a local company at a young age. He is in charge of equipment maintenance and hay operations and plans to grow his own beef in the future. He enjoys the outdoors and loves snowmobiling in the northern Maine woods.
Up and coming NRHA and AQHA Professional, Jake Masterson was born and raised in the horse training industry. Jake realized early on that riding and training horses was going to be a life long passion. He has 15+ years training experience with knowledge gained from the best in the business. Jake is well versed in a multitude of different disciplines, from cutting and cow horse work to Reining and ranch riding. Jake has worked with a wide range of clients from competitive Non Professionals to first time green riders. He is committed to inspiring excellence and building long term relationships with his clients. Whether you have a young horse just starting out or seasoned veteran that needs maintaining, Jake can help achieve all your horse related goals.
Elishia is a wife and mom of 3 wonderful children. She grew up in Windham and received her love of flowers from her grandmother Hazel. She would always pick flowers from Hazel’s garden and make bouquets for everyone. She has been in the Floral and wedding industry for over 15 years and has been a part of many wonderful weddings and events. She continues her passion at River Winds Farm where she helps make every couples dream wedding come to life.
facilities and grounds manager
Pete has been working for the Austin family for almost 15 years renovations and building many aspects of the estate. Growing up in Yarmouth Maine he developed a love for hunting and fishing, which he now shares with his two energetic daughters. After graduating from Yarmouth High School Pete earned his Associates Degree in Building and Construction from Central Maine Community College. In his spare time you will find him in his garden or in the kitchen preserving or preparing the harvest. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife of 17 years and their two beautiful girls.