From a young age, Kristina Butts was involved in the agriculture and cattle industries. Because of that background, Kristina thought she would find a job within production agriculture after she graduated. Like many students, however—because of an opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C.—those plans changed. That opportunity blossomed into years of work in D.C., but more importantly, that opportunity grew into a habit of mentoring.

One of the best ways to work through a crossroads in your life is to take a trip and let your new surroundings help you solve the problem. One of the best ways to give your children a very detailed education and holistic upbringing is to give them a new environment. One of the best ways to find personal fulfillment is to develop a system in which strangers can fly through your yard or spend the night in your trees. If you’ve never been given such advice, you’ve probably never met David Beilharz.