Meet the Family
Founder, Illustrator + Expert Seamstress
Jill founded this company, originally named Jillian Haupt & Co, back in 1997. With her love of graphic design, illustration, and creative genius, she started by painting custom murals and eventually began hand painting children's furniture and other household goods. Now she is the creative director of our business and creates all of our products from start to finish! We would not be able to sell the amazing goods that we do without her.
Writer, Photographer, + Social Media Manager
Kayla began helping out with the family business from the time she was a toddler. Now she is a co-owner, writes our blog, is the person behind the camera, and handles all of our social media and customer service. She also works as the face and voice of our brand, for the most part. When it comes to our homesteading journey, As a Master Gardener, Kayla is the one most often working with our plants + animals!
The Backbone of UATR
Kurt does a little bit of everything around the homestead! As Jill's husband, he has been helping her build up the family business from the beginning. Kurt is an industrial engineer and helps the brand run smoothly. Whether that means constructing and designing our home, farm buildings, or traveling show pieces, he is there with a plan! A learning homesteader, Kurt helps work the garden and take care of the livestock. We are always so grateful for his support and dedication; without him this brand would not be nearly as cool as it is!
Expert Chicken Caretaker
Tad is Kayla's son, who is currently two-and-a-half and expertly energetic. He has created a strong and special bond with our flock of six chickens, to whom he feeds daily and cleans after them... sometimes. He helped inspire the creation of this brand, and is always willing to help! He is passionate about chickens, cats, bees, farm vehicles, and getting dirty.
Our Extended Family
It wouldn't be family without mentioning our flock of laying hens! We brought our first chicks home in March of 2016 and instantly fell in love with these feathered ladies. They are part of the start of our homesteading journey. We currently have six chickens: two Plymouth Barred Rocks (Muriel + Arlene), two Buff Orpingtons (Olive + Frankie), and two Black Australorps (Thelma + Dorothy). You can read more about their adventures HERE.