The owner, Bruce Fowler, is a veteran with infantry and helicopter training. In 1970 he was drafted and served as a sergeant in the infantry in food service until his discharge in 1976. Bruce reenlisted in the National Guard in 1990 and trained on all stations of the 155 Howitzer. He was to be deployed to Iraq but the war ended before the unit left stateside. In 1996 he transferred to the Mountain Battalion 3rd 172nd Infantry.
During his service, he was assigned to food field service. His unit competed for the Connelly award and won in Vermont, New England, the Northeast and came in second in the National competition. He was assigned to Task Force Redleg and was prepared to go to Afghanistan but a dislocated shoulder prevented his deployment. Bruce was then assigned to the Ethan Allen firing range and ran the kitchen feeding 400 to 500 soldiers a day. He retired from the service in 2010. From 1989 to 2009 Bruce was a foster parent to 20 troubled teenagers and 7 adults, improving their ability to become self-sufficient and self-supporting. He is well versed in the therapeutic qualities of farming and other hands-on useful work for emotionally challenged individuals.