Homestead Capital USA has received support from a diverse range of leading institutional investors, the majority of which are pension funds, endowments and foundations, and also include funds of funds, high net worth individuals and insurance companies. The Firm intends to acquire farm investments in the Mountain West, Pacific, Midwest and Delta regions, and construct a diversified portfolio of assets across those regions, crops, lease types, farm operators and certain other risk factors.


Daniel Little
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Gabe Santos
Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Investment Professionals

Patrick Trainor
Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions
  • Deep experience in the acquisition, disposition, and management of agricultural assets
  • Former Executive Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management at Westchester, a TIAA subsidiary
  • B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ryan Gallant, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
  • Diverse range of analytical investment and valuation experience
  • Former Vice President in the Global Investment Research Division of Goldman Sachs
  • B.S.E. Duke University
Tony Windham, Ph.D.
Vice President, Row Crops
  • 25+ years agricultural finance, crop budgeting, commodity marketing, and farm management experience
  • Former Director of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
  • Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Mississippi State University
Scott Bozzo
Vice President, Permanent Crops
  • Deep experience in the management of diverse agricultural assets in the Pacific Region
  • Formerly managed the Pacific Portfolio at UBS Farmland Investors LLC
  • B.B.A. California State University, Fresno
Kyle Jacobs
Vice President, Due Diligence
  • Over 15 years of experience in production agriculture in the Mountain West Region
  • Formerly a second-generation farmer at Silver K Farms in Idaho and former Board Member of Potatoes USA
  • B.S. Brigham Young University in Idaho
Daniel Riewerts
Senior Associate, Row Crops
  • 10+ years experience in farmland acquisitions and asset management
  • Former Professional Farm Manager and Broker at Hertz Farm Management
  • BS in Agribusiness, Farm, and Financial management at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jacob Bieze
Senior Associate, Permanent Crops
  • 5+ years of direct investing experience in both farmland and private equity
  • Previously held roles at Agriculture Capital, Saw Mill Capital, and Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Continued involvement in Bieze Vineyard, a family-owned property growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for premium wine producers in the Willamette Valley
  • B.A. Duke University
Chad Wong
  • Former Analyst at Barclays
  • B.S. New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Max Prager
  • B.A. Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Investment, Finance, Accounting, and Internal Controls

Peter Susko, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
  • 25+ years of investment industry experience
  • Former executive at Swift Real Estate Partners, Director at Deutsche Bank/RREEF, and family office CFO
  • J.D. UCLA, M.B.A. UC Berkeley, B.A. University of Rochester
Andrea Davidson
Finance Director, Controller
  • 10+ years of operations, financial accounting, tax compliance, and consulting services experience
  • Former Accounting Manager at Capricorn Investment Group and Senior Tax Associate at PwC
  • M.S. and B.A. UC Santa Cruz, Certified Public Accountant
Jess Vilsack
Outsourced General Counsel
  • Expertise in negotiating business agreements and resolving business disputes.
  • Currently a partner at Nyemaster Goode with prior experience as both an in-house counsel and a prosecutor.
  • J.D. University of Iowa, B.A. Hamilton College
Annie Luong
Finance Manager
  • 10+ years of corporate accounting experience in public, private and start-up companies
  • Former Accounting Manager at Attivo Partners and Live Nation; Senior Accounting
    Associate at McMorgan & Company
  • B.S. San Francisco State University

*Regional Farm Managers

Darrell Atkinson, AFM, AAC | Pacific Region
  • 25 years of agricultural experience focused on managing vineyards, nuts, fruits, and other permanent crops
  • Former President of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • B.S. CSU Bakersfield
Richard Brockmeyer | Pacific Region
  • 30+ years of experience related to vineyard investment, management, and consulting
  • Former President of the California Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • M.B.A. Stanford University, B.S. CSU Fresno
Stephen Brunson, AFM | Delta Region
  • 25+ years of professional farm management experience
  • Specializes in land development and irrigation with extensive experience in the Mississippi Delta
  • M.A. and B.S. Mississippi State University
David Thien, AFM, ALC | Midwest Region
  • 15+ years of agricultural experience
  • Member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • B.S. Iowa State University
Ray Brownfield, AFM, ARA | Midwest Region
  • 44 years of agricultural property experience spanning both farm management and real estate brokerage
  • Former President of Illinois Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
  • B.S. Illinois State University
Skye Root, CFA, AAC, AFM | Mountain West Region
  • 10+ years of professional farm and agricultural management experience
  • Former Senior Vice President for Westchester, a TIAA subsidiary
  • M.B.A. Oregon State University, M.P.P Oregon State University, B.A. Brigham Young

*The Regional Farm Managers are independent contractors retained to assist in the identification, management and disposition of Fund assets in their respective regions and are not affiliates of Homestead Capital.