Helping Farmer's Thrive is Our Passion




Sara Skamnes

Sara graduated from the University of Utah with her BSN in the science of Nursing and had a successful career in Nurse Management prior to her work in soil restoration. Because of this, Sara has a unique perspective to treat the soil as the patient.


Sara is instrumental in running the lab and has a talent for procedures and a keen eye for details. She is our composting expert and worked closely with Dr. Elaine Ingham for several years mentoring students and teaching future Soil Life Consultants. She now mentors her own students and clients.

Scott Skamnes

Scott grew up in an agricultural family and saw the plight of the farmers in trying to raise a crop based on synthetic fertilizers. He became disillusioned and left his career to study Dr. Elaine Ingham's soil research.


Scott has applied his produce industry insights and his knowledge in soil research to become a foremost expert on understanding the soil, and how to produce effective Biological treatments.  He understands the "living nature" of the soil organisms, the cultivation process, and how to find peak performance in a facility.

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