Susan von Frank is an organic gardener, plant geek, and proud heritage breed duck mom.
Immediately after college, she became an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) personal trainer — considered the “gold standard” in the health & fitness industry. That’s when she met Aaron. Years later, after they married and moved to Greenville, SC, the couple got a house with a large yard, and became increasingly obsessed with all things food and gardening-related: plants, animals, insects, soil, and cooking.
At Tyrant Farms, Susan puts her strong biology, human health, and technical research background to work on a daily basis. That might mean late-night coding, selecting rare seeds for next season’s garden, doing research about duck health, building hugelkultur beds, or working her design magic in Photoshop.
When she’s not in front of a computer, she’s likely in the garden, in the woods foraging, or in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, ferments, or adult beverages made with rare home-grown or foraged ingredients.
In addition to their collaboration on Tyrant Farms, Susan and her husband Aaron are cofounders of GrowJourney.com, a USDA certified organic seed & gardening education company. They’re also partners in bitTyrant, a digital media company focused on the intersection of digital advertising, digital copywriting, and design.