WHO WE ARE
We are Janine and Krista: mother and daughter, the best of friends, and business partners.
Almost three years ago, my husband and I saw an opportunity before us to live a better life. We could live almost anywhere in the country, thanks to technology. After visiting and enjoying Skaneateles, New York as tourists for many years, we chose to make it our home. There’s something very special about this beautiful place. We now live differently: more intentionally, more naturally, more responsibly.
I'm a Registered Nurse and the Vice President of Product Management for a healthcare analytics company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Todd and I have adult children: Krista and her husband Michael, Adam and his fiancée Cassi, and Brock. At home with us are our two black Labrador retrievers, Bentley and Royce, and a kitty named Freyja. The Savage Homestead is our three-acre property with a Cape Cod-style house and traditional red barn overlooking pristine Skaneateles Lake. It's our home - the place we love - and we look forward to sharing it with you.
I started making exclusively handmade holiday gifts for friends and family a few years ago. As the years have passed, my passion for handcrafting natural products has grown. I love hearing feedback about my items, and I feel good when someone loves and appreciates what I’ve made.
I’m an Admissions Case Manager for a senior care facility by day. My husband and I live on Newton Farms, an old farmhouse and wood-framed barn on seven acres of land in Alden, NY. My dream has always been to have a big enough “homestead” for all of my animals. Since childhood, I’ve been drawn towards animals – whether it be dreaming of horses or taking in the strays from the neighborhood. Looking back on it, I think this inspired my love for nature and living in a more eco-friendly way. We have goats, chickens, and a beautiful rescue dog named Tinkerbell.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Savage Homestead embodies the way we live today and how we strive to live better. For us, this means:
- Natural – using the highest-quality ingredients and botanicals with no harmful chemicals
- Responsible – being environmentally conscious, cruelty-free, and sourcing locally whenever possible
- Low-Waste – promoting sustainability through reducing, reusing, recycling, and packaging with environmentally-friendly materials