Bently Ranch

A Tradition of innovation

Our History

Bently Ranch got its start in 1997, selling cattle for the commodity market.

In 2012, Christopher Bently instituted the grass fed beef program. In 2013 the high-quality, dry-aged, Certified Natural, Certified Hormone Free, grass fed beef became available for purchase locally and online.

Christopher is moving ahead with many innovative ideas, including expanding the grass fed meat program to include a certified organic cowherd, and working to grow organic small grains for Bently Heritage, an estate distillery.

The 50,000 acres of ranch and farmland are a beautiful part of the Northern Nevada and California’s landscape. The Bently family of employees strives to care for the land entrusted to them, and its resources.

Who We Are

Christopher Bently

President & Director
Christopher Bently

As an avid environmentalist, Christopher insists on nothing less than exemplary green operating fundamentals in every one of the Bently Enterprises companies. Christopher is currently creating a fully organic and sustainable ranching practice in Nevada's beautiful Carson Valley.

His next venture is to restore a turn of the century brick mill and creamery into a hub for culture and drive the local economy without driving development.

"I see no sense in building new structures when we have beautiful historic properties left abandoned. We need a sense of tradition and worth brought back to our culture. A disposable world just won't do."

Matt McKinney

General Manager
Matt McKinney

Matt grew up on ranches in the Rocky Mountains. Attending California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo he studied Animal Science, earning an MBA in Agricultural Business. After college he worked on two of the largest seed stock ranches in California.

Joining Bently Ranch in 2001 he is able to concentrate on commercial cattle production. Leading the ranch and farm into a more holistic model, Matt and his team are learning techniques required for direct meat sales and grain growing.

Woody Worthington

Ranch Operations Manager
Woody Worthington

Woody, originally from Oregon, served for 14 years in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed in San Diego, CA; Okinawa, Japan; and Bridgeport, CA before he and his family moved to the Carson Valley in 1995.

Woody’s training and education in operations management and logistics led him to Bently Ranch in 2006. Using his training in the trucking, mechanical, equipment, and related personnel needs of business procedures, he provides timely product delivery for Bently Ranch.

Tod Radelfinger

Cattle & Compost Division Supervisor
Tod Radelfinger

Tod graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Animal Science. Since childhood he has had a passion for cattle, horses and agriculture, and has been working with large animals since college.

Beginning with Bently Ranch in 2003, Tod worked on the Cowboy Crew. Now he manages the large composting operation, and cares for the cattle that are sold to the commodity market and that become our delicious grass fed beef.

Brady Frey

COO
Brady Frey

Utilizing an extensive background in Design, Development, Marketing, Technology, and Management, Brady is tasked with marshaling all aspects of Bently Holdings. He has over a decade of management experience, including an extensive background in art direction, marketing, design, color theory & psychology, UI, UX, front-end, and back-end development. He’s designed, developed, and led teams for household names such as William Sonoma, the GAP, Nike Town, Harley Davidson, Snap-on, the Smithsonian, ComEd, Verizon, AT&T, Pixar, and PG&E. He got this way from reading too much and staring at his computer screen when he should have been outdoors. His obsessions vary, but include music, art history, philosophy, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, martial arts, and burritos.

Jeff Jarboe

CFO
Jeff Jarboe

Jeff was born and raised in the Midwest. In 1978 he graduated from Ohio State University with a BS Business, majoring in Accounting. He has been a California certified CPA (certificate #30961) since 1980. This is a total of thirty-five years of finance and accounting experience that span a huge array of industries — from accounting to CFO, and from real estate to manufacturing. Jeff has been married for twenty-seven years, and he and his family loves to camp, boat, and water ski.

Yvette Marie Conde

Controller
Yvette Marie Conde

Yvette has six years of service with Bently Holdings, and is a California Certified Public Accountant and a Notary Public of California. Yvette holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. She is a member of the CalCPA, AlCPA, and the NNA. Yvette enjoys running, skiing, motorcycling, scuba diving, traveling, challenging herself, and learning new things. Dogs hold a dear spot in her heart and she plans on running her own animal shelter someday.

Ingrid Wetzell

HR Director
Ingrid Wetzell

A native of the Dominican Republic, Ingrid Wetzell moved to the United States in the early 80s to study hotel and restaurant management. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and later graduated from the Executive Development program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Over the course of her career, Ingrid has worked in the hospitality business as an assistant general manager and later as an human resources director; these positions took her to the states of New Jersey, New York City, and Washington DC. She later relocated to Lake Tahoe to pursue work in the gaming industry’s Human Resources sector.

Eugene Santos

Technology Director
Eugene Santos

Eugene has been with Bently Holdings for seven years. Eugene began his tenure at Bently Holdings as a junior graphic designer, eventually becoming an integral member of the development team where he helped code websites and build custom web and iOS applications. Eugene’s interests then began to branch out into the IT field, where he excelled for several years before becoming the IT Manager for Bently Holdings. His certifications include “Tall, Dark, and Handsome.”

Mark Gruver

Security Manager
Mark Gruver

Mark served in the US Navy for a decade, where he was an Interior Communications Electrician First Class and did the Trusty Shellback six times (that's an age-old line-crossing ceremony sailors do when they pass the equator). After working as an electrician, mark began his journey into security by serving for a year as the Master at Arms on a ship - one of the oldest rankings still in existence in the US Navy.

After serving in the Navy, Mark was a police officer in Cordell, Oklahoma where he was a Crime Scene Photographer and experienced a tornado up close (and he thinks that one is plenty for a lifetime).

In his free time Mark undertakes a wide range of unique hobbies that include shooting, PC computer repair, amateur radio operation, metal detecting (A.K.A. find more trash than treasure), photography, and even ghost hunting (he's still looking for proof). Mark is a professional dog trainer who focuses on Schutzhund, a German dog sport, with his favorite breed the German Shepherd. He loves spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Linsey Lekumberry

Operations Coordinator
Linsey Lekumberry

Linsey has been working at Bently Ranch for five years, and was recently promoted from Ranch Office Coordinator to Ranch Operations Coordinator. She organizes and purchases parts for ranch employees and coordinates their meetings and events. She understands operations both inside and outside the ranch offices, and holds certifications in typing and hay sampling.

Linsey’s main hobby is team roping, which she has been doing since the age of eleven; she’s won numerous titles and championships over the years. She also also makes baskets out of the used rope from these events. Her aunt’s shop, Trimmer’s Outpost (located Genoa), sells them.

Linsey recently brought home her dog, Jax. He's a mini wiener dog who loves to give hugs, kisses, and run around like he's trying to take off with his large ears. Linsey loves to draw landscapes, makes wood crafts, and go on drives around Nevada.