Daniel Horan, Chief Executive Officer
Dan Horan has been creating and building food and farming businesses for 25 years. He founded Five Acre Farms to make high-quality, healthy food more broadly available and to keep farmers farming. Previously, Dan served for ten years as President & CEO of Papaya King, the New York-based restaurant company, and was a General Manager at Gourmet Garage, an independent supermarket in New York City. In 1990, Dan founded Waldingfield Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Washington, Connecticut. As the business grew, he recruited his two younger brothers to join him, and Waldingfield Farm continues to operate to this day. Dan graduated from Tufts University and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Patrick Horan, Sales
Patrick Horan manages the operational logistics involved in getting Five Acre Farms products from farm to shelf. He is an organic farmer, entrepreneur and actor with over 20 years of experience in the local food movement. With his brother Quincy, he runs Waldingfield Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Washington, Connecticut whose vegetables, cultivated on more than 30 acres, are certified organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers. In 2007, Patrick led the introduction of a line of artisanal foods, including pasta sauces, Bloody Mary mix and salad dressings, marketed under the Waldingfield Food Company label. He serves on the Board of Directors of NOFA-CT (Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut). He is a graduate of Union College and the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting.
Subhash Mandal, Logistics
Subhash Mandal has been with the company since the Fall of 2016 and works part-time for us in logistics. He enjoys the physical nature of helping bring our products to customers. Outside of FAF, Subhash is an actor and girls Juniors volleyball coach.
Sara Doar, Human Resources, Accounts & Research
Sara Doar leads our company’s human resources and research efforts and assists with accounting and operations. Sara has deep roots in agriculture. She grew up on a Hudson Valley dairy farm that evolved into a successful farm stand. After beginning her career in journalism and public relations, Sara returned to the agricultural sector where she managed a farm with a wholesale tree nursery, a horse boarding operation and a hay business. In her spare time, Sara served on a planning board, was president of a school board and wrote for insideschools.org. She is a graduate of Harvard University.
Jonathan Taft-Dick, Sales and Operations
Jonathan Taft-Dick represents Five Acre Farms in both Manhattan and Brooklyn, introducing our products to customers while working closely with supermarket managers. Jonathan brings extensive sales and customer service experience from working in both the retail and food and beverage industries. At Crate & Barrel, Jonathan started on the management team of the housewares departments, later transitioning to his role as a commissioned furniture associate with sales in excess of $800,000 a year. In both Boston and Washington, D.C., he worked with restaurants that sourced local ingredients for their menus. After earning his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College in 2005, he traveled abroad to work with two different international organizations in Sri Lanka
Jeremy Wells joined Five Acre Farms October of 2016 already having 7 years of truck driving experience. When home Jeremy enjoys crafting award-winning Rustic Furniture and spending time with his two mixed breed rescue dogs.