President & Director
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."
Vice President of Operations
Susan has been affiliated with the Bently family of companies since joining Bently Nevada's HR Department in 2001. Prior to joining Bently, Susan worked for Snap-on Tools in their Carson City, NV distribution center. Before relocating to Carson Valley, Susan spent many years working in the international logistics industry. She held various senior positions in Finance, Pricing, Marketing, and Human Resources with American President Lines, Ltd. headquartered in Oakland, CA and with Delta Steamship Lines in New Orleans, LA.
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.
Ranch Operations Manager
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.
Cattle & Compost Division Supervisor
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.
Tod A. Bently
Tod grew up in Carson Valley, realizing a love of nature and animals as a child. His early career with Right of Passage honed his leadership skills, and helped grow their program from 60 kids to 600.
In 2002 Tod joined Bently Ranch as the Safety Manager, and completed the AgSafe California Agricultural Safety Certificate Program. He is responsible for collecting water and soil samples to ensure compliance mandates, and acts as government agency liaison for the ranch.