Our Team

Dedicated to mending the earth,  one project at a time.

Zachary Weiss

Founder & President

Protégé of revolutionary Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer, Zach is the first person to earn Holzer Practitioner certification directly from Sepp - through a rigorous two-year apprenticeship working on projects in North America and Europe.

Blending a unique combination of systems thinking, empathy and awareness, Zach created Elemental Ecosystems to provide an action-oriented process to improve clients' relationship with their landscape.

Ben Shepard

Project Developer

Ben's interest in the interfaces between humans and their environment led him to obtain a degree in Sustainable Foods and Bio-Energy Systems from Montana State University. An ecological approach to systems design remains the core of his philosophy on agriculture.

With almost a decade of experience ranging from implementation to management of ecological systems, Ben's excited to be furthering our clients’ goals through enhancing the ecosystems in which they reside.

Alexander Kaul

Project Developer

Born on a homestead in southern Minnesota, Alexander has always had a deep connection and gratitude for the land. At 18, Al left for a fishing job in Alaska and never looked back - now the captain of his own vessel.

A graduate of the Sustainable Food and Bio-Energy Systems program at MSU, Al is dedicated to planting our ancestors' wisdom back in the ground so that future generations are able to enjoy Mother Earth as we have been able to.

Cassie Langstratt

Operations Manager

Having grown up on various ranches across Montana, Cassie has had a diverse exposure to land stewardship from a young age. Since then, she has become entrenched in the regenerative agriculture sphere. She has recently put down roots in the Gallatin Valley, where she is raising cattle and building her own little homestead.

Combining her additional passions of human psychology and communication philosophy, she brings a unique and personable perspective to our team. She is the glue, providing the interaction and connection for our network to grow.

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