Our Team

About Farm Jenny

Farm Jenny was started by people that know the struggles of farming first hand; people who have experienced the loss of a cherished animal.  With our backgrounds in technology and data, we set out to make things better.

Farm Jenny provides farmers with freedom and peace of mind with affordable do-it-yourself solutions to monitor farm animals 24/7 and identify problems early, helping farmers to save animals and improve productivity

Meet the Team

Tammy Crouthamel

Co-founder and CEO

Tammy has been around farming all her life. She has degree in  animal science and environmental issues from Penn State, and experience in data warehousing and services.  Tammy enjoys dressage, trail riding, volunteering as a 4-H leader, and helping her son with his horse.

Rob Crouthamel

Co-founder and COO

Rob is a former Air Force officer with an engineering degree from Penn State and over 20 years’ experience in medical devices, gas detection, and lone-worker protection. Some of his best ideas come while doing chores on the family’s farm with Horses and chickens.

Nate Drake

Head of Software

Nate has a Computer Science degree from Duquesne University ands over 20 years’ experience in Full-Stack software and app development. He’s a Java wiz and a master of cross-platform tools for our rapidly evolving apps. Front-end, back-end,  Nate does a little bit (ok, a lot)  of everything software related at Farm Jenny.   He lives in Pittsburgh, PA where he enjoys spending time with family, music and good coffee.

Alexis Baney, DVM

Veterinary Advisor

Dr. Baney grew up riding horses, participating in 4-H and showing hunter jumpers. She worked as a Veterinary Technician for over 4 years before receiving her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in New Jersey. Following an internship at Brandon Equine Medical Center in Florida, she has worked with Allegheny Equine veterinary practice in Pittsburgh since 2015. She uses Farm Jenny for Horses on her personal farm and is advising our team on how to continue to improve the solution.

Investors and Partners

Innovation Works is the largest seed stage investor in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region, and one of the most active in the country. It is dedicated to serving growth-focused tech entrepreneurs throughout the Pittsburgh region in order to create jobs, wealth and to see our startup community thrive.

Learn more at https://www.innovationworks.org/

Startbot is an investment firm based in Pittsburgh. It help early-stage companies working in robotics technologies, including sensors, intelligence, and mechanical actuation.

Learn more at https://www.startbot.io/