Todd and Lisa Morse
Todd's desire is to take his food service experience to the next level by raising and providing the surrounding community with the best quality meats, fruits, and vegetables possible through direct marketing and on site catering.
- Been in food service 30+ years
- BS in Human Nutrition and Foods & Hotel, Restaurant Mgt
- Vast experience as: cook, baker, dining room manager,
senior production manager, associate director, & chef
- Parents raised in Pilot Mountain
- BS in Education
- Home Educates Our Children
- Minor in Nutrition
- Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP)
- Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
- 12th grade
- Farm expertise: breeding, raising and caring for the poultry
- Takes care of all farm animals
- Loves everything outdoors but his passion is hunting and fishing
- Working as Social Media Coordinator
- Owns and operates Our Chosen Heritage Clothier
- Loves to bake and exercise
- Farm expertise quality control, weighing and packaging of chickens at processing
Mike and Cora Williams
- 25 years old
- Wife and Mommy to a beautiful baby girl
- Certified Natural Health Professional(CNHP)
- Naturopathic Doctor(ND)
- Graphic Design, PowerPoint Presentations, Photography
- Farm expertise is poultry processing
We, Todd and Lisa, met in Richmond, Virginia at Meadowbrook High School. Both of us attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Todd studied Human Nutrition and Foods with an emphasis on Hotel and Restaurant Management. Lisa studied Education with an emphasis on Physical Education, General Science, and Nutrition. During that time, Christ became real to us both, and we committed ourselves to following His ways as outlined in the Bible.
Lisa furthered her studies in nutrition while living with a family in West Virginia where she learned about natural health and chiropractic. In our later years of college, we began dating and were married in 1986 when Todd finished his studies.
As children, we were both weak physically -- Todd with severe asthma and allergies and Lisa with chronic illness. As we began applying the principles of health that we learned while Lisa was living in West Virginia, we both gradually became healthier.
Todd worked for colleges and universities as well as a nursing home and a rehab center in many capacities: manager, associate director, senior production manager, and chef. Lisa worked at home raising and teaching our three children, Cora, Lily, and Aaron. During that time, we also served in kitchen ministry and small group leadership.
As a family, during our family devotional time, we studied a leadership program that began our family thinking about the gifts and abilities that God has given each one of us. In addition, we attended two conferences: The 200 Year Plan and Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. These conferences were a catalyst for us thinking about starting a family business that used the gifts and abilities that God has given each of us.
While we were studying leadership and attending these conferences, we were spending time helping at a small sustainable farm, Creekside Meadows in New York. Todd was also becoming aware of the distance the food that he was serving where he worked was traveling and then realized just how nutrient deficient the majority of the foods are that we are sold in the grocery store. A further realization occurred just as we had followed God's design of our anatomy in determining its care and feeding and our health improved, we discovered that if we follow God's design of the animal's anatomy and unique characteristics, then we can grow and produce the healthiest and most nutrient dense food possible. In addition, following God's design for a relationship with Him and with others results in a "healthy" life.
During that process of awareness, the land that we are now living on, which had been in Lisa's family since the 1930s, became available for sale. As a family, we came to visit the land and unanimously decided to move to North Carolina.
Thinking that it would take about a year for our home to sell giving us time to prepare for the move and change in lifestyle, we put our home on the market shortly after returning from our visit to North Carolina. Much to our surprise, it sold to the first couple who looked at the house! The house was put on the market in March 2009, and we were living in North Carolina by June 2009.
Because Lisa's family's roots run deep in Pilot Mountain, the family desires to establish its family roots in the community and to continue the family heritage that began here many years ago.
Over the past three years, the foundations of a new business and family venture have been laid in Pilot Mountain. As a family, we have built a home, bed and breakfast, and established a sustainable farm.
The unique and refreshing quality of the our endeavor is the purpose of living every area of life according to God's design -- animal husbandry, food and nutrition, and relationship.
Our Chosen Heritage -- Creation's Intended Way for Purposeful Living
Over the past three years, the foundations of a new business and family venture have been laid here in Pilot Mountain. As a family, we purchased land, built a home and bed and breakfast, and established a sustainable farm.
Because of our family roots run deep in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, we desire to continue our family's heritage that began here many years ago.
Each member of our family uses his or her individual gifts, abilities, and interests to work towards establishing a business that will support our family while also being an asset to the Pilot Mountain and surrounding communities.
The purpose of A Mighty Oak Bed and Breakfast is to provide peaceful lodging and a delicious breakfast of pasture raised meats and beyond organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to their guests.
A unique and refreshing quality of the our endeavor is the understanding that we bring to how raising a family and raising food as close to God's intended design gives life to relationship and health to the body.