DR QIANG LIN (UNCLE QIANG)
Uncle Qiang drove the farm’s sustainable progression and had the vision to transform what we do into a business model to develop rural areas in both China and worldwide.
After years away from the farm Uncle Qiang has returned to his home town, Jiuling, to put his vision into action and to play sport whilst breathing in the fresh, mountain air.
YU HUA LIN (MAMA LIN)
NEGOTIATIONS AND HOSPITALITY
Mama Lin is responsible for negotiating the surrounding land rights and after her time running her own business in Mianyang, she returned to Jiuling to work closely with the community to ensure local people benefit from our business’ developments. Amongst many other things, Mama Lin is an amazing cook and you'll often hear her beautiful singing drift to you on the wind throughout the farm.
YONG BAO LI (UNCLE DONG BAO)
CONSTRUCTION SITE MANAGER AND ENGINEER
As a former senior engineer, Uncle Dong Bao oversees the complex and varied construction projects on our farm. When he’s not surrounded by dust and rubble, Uncle Dong Bao enjoys spending time watching movies.
LIN ZHAO (LIN)
COMMUNICATIONS AND RECRUITMENT
Lin is in charge of the communications and recruitment on the farm and has been the lead organizer of the volunteer program since its start in 2012.
After spending time away from Jiuling for his studies, Lin returned to the farm to be our passionate ambassador of cultural exchange and Chinese history.
TALITA YANG (KIKA)
Kika works as a key advisor for the team to transform Walden Farm into a working, sustainable model for rural development in China and worldwide.
Originally from Brazil, she moved to Berlin before coming to our farm in China. Amongst other things, Kika has designed many of the farm's interior spaces and regularly runs through this beautiful landscape.
HONG RONG HU (SARAH)
FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCES, AND MARKETING
Sarah is in charge of our finance, marketing and sales. She came to the farm after her studies and manages to blog about events and happenings on the farm’s WeChat website. As our farm expands, Sarah will also play a major role in managing the education space that we will create.
TONG BAO YAN (TONG TONG)
Tong Tong works as an engineer for many of the farm's impressive guesthouses and interior spaces.
Before coming to live in Jiuling, Tong Tong lived in Beijing and since he’s joined the farm, he’s loved being outdoors and watching the occasional TV series.
JING LI (LISA)
FINANCE, HUMAN RESOURCE, AND MARKETING
Lisa looks after our finance, marketing and sales. After studying finance in North China, she returned to her home town in Jiuling and began to work on the farm.
Combined with her passion for eating scrumptious food, she is our expert on where to go for the best food in town.