Meet Dan and Stacy
Dan Heising and Stacy Nelson-Heising are Cottonwood’s orchard and cider house lead drivers and co-founders. When one is in the driver’s seat, the other sits happily in the passenger chair, supporting the other. Dan is our head cider maker. Stacy is Cottonwood’s head orchardist.
The couple lives at Cottonwood Farm. They are parents to Ben, Kevin, Dharma and Greg. Ben is their only two-legged child who helps his mom maintain the orchard. He’s their team’s funnyman and is willing to do just about anything to help out his parents. In addition to Ben, Dan’s sister Heather also assists them with running the business. She’s a wiz with numbers and keeps Cottonwood on a straight path. Stacy’s grandparents Norman and Louise, parents, Chuck and Roberta, and Dan’s mother, Katie, support the couple in making Cottonwood Farm and Cottonwood Cider House a success.
“We’ve really gotten a lot of support and help from our family and friends over the years to help us make our orchard, future cider house and goals a reality. Everyone has stepped up when necessary to help us achieve these goals. We strive to raise healthy apples, grown in the manner that is healthiest for our planet, organically and Biodynamically. We want to make
amazing hard cider, have fun while doing it, and craft our brew together. Those are our goals.” Dan and Stacy