Nat Small, Owner

Nat SMALL IS THE SON OF A THIRD GENERATION FARMER, AND WAS BORN AND RAISED IN WALLA WALLA. AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF WORK, NAT HAS RENOVATED AND RESTORED THE BARN TO IT'S FORMER GLORY, BY HAND. AS A STUDENT OF WALLA WALLA'S RICH AGRICULTURAL HISTORY , OWNING THIS BARN RECOGNIZED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES IS NOTHING LESS THAN A DREAM COME TRUE. NAT LIVES WITH HIS WIFE and three children IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.

Q: "NAT, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF RESTORING THE BARN?"

A: "MY FAVORITE PART OF RESTORING THE BARN WAS SCAVENGING RECLAIMED AND LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS, AND SEEING HOW WELL THEY FIT IN WITH THE EXISTING STRUCTURE. IT WAS AS IF THEY HAD BEEN MADE FOR THE BARN IN THE FIRST PLACE."

 

Natasha Blake Rudnick, Venue Manager

NATASHA grew up in rural england AND MOVED TO WALLA WALLA WITH HER HUSBAND DAVID, IN 2011. natasha is the eventS MANAGER at THE WALLA WALLA VALLEY WINE ALLIANCE, and also runs her own event design outfit, the pen & anchor. she and david LIVE NEAR PIONEER PARK WITH THEIR BABY DAUGHTER, CHARLOTTE. 

Q: “WHAT’S THE THING THAT YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT LOOKING AFTER THE BARN?”

A: “BESIDES THE SHEER SPLENDOR OF THE PROPERTY AND THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ITS CARETAKER? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE DRIVE UP MILL CREEK, AND JUST GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL. EVERYTHING MELTS AWAY, WITH EVERY MILE THAT TAKES YOU FURTHER ALONG THAT ROAD AND INTO THE BEAUTY OF THE BLUES.”