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The Rice Family

Jack, Anne, Caleb and Levi

The Rice family splits time between the ranch in Redcrest and Davis. Jack comes from a long line of central and northern CA ranchers and met Anne while both attended UC Davis where Jack received his law degree and Anne her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  Along with their 2 sons the Rice’s love the outdoors, riding horses, and all animals and are active in their church. Jack handles northern CA production, accounting and legal issues for J&J.


The Shipman Family

Jay, Hannah, JW, Bella and Callahan 
The Shipman’s live in the mountain town of Tehachapi which serves as the base for all J&J activities. It’s a family effort with Hannah home schooling the kids giving all more freedom to “help”!  Jay is responsible for southern CA production, sales, marketing, logistics and long term vision.  The Shipman’s are active in their community serving at Roots Christian Fellowship and coaching youth sports. 


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Peter Bussman- PB Ranch 

Production Partner  


Elizabeth Stephens

Customer Service and Marketing

Elizabeth and husband James are long time customers of J&J, meeting Jay and the family at the South Pasadena Farmers Market and are currently hosting our north Pasadena drop location. The Stephens have been married for 37 years, have three children and 1 grandchild here in southern CA, enjoy gardening, screenwriting, cooking (with J&J beef) and long walks. Elizabeth has extensive experience in customer service and relations. You can reach Elizabeth with questions or concerns at elizabeth@jandjgrassfedbeef.com or 661.972.7888

Connor Bethany

Delivery, Packing and Customer Service

Connor is a Tehachapi native, loves living in the mountains, enjoys the outdoors and is heavily involved in youth sports coaching and refereeing basketball for the Tehachapi Parks and Recreation Department.  Connor loves music, attends Bakersfield City College and is active is the lives of his friends and family. "Most of all, Jesus Christ has radically changed my life and I find my joy and peace in Him and Him alone".