FOUNDER & DEVELOPER
Marla is a mother of three, grandmother of five, horse breeder & trainer, entrepreneur, farmer, warrior for human rights, animal advocate, and water protector. From her vantage point of six decades worth of life and it's adventures, one constant theme in her life is her love of horses. Marla worked with horses on/off for most of her life. She also studied animal husbandry & communication between the species many years. With that in mind, she feels her strongest character traits to carry this banner forward, is her love of animals (people included) and nature. It is from this passion to protect & defend the maxims and laws of nature that drives her to join forces with fore-goers & present solutions solving, steering & educating all of us into a brighter more renewable future!
Other skills for development and the entrepreneurial spirit, previous to developing Foothills Farm, Marla opened and operated
two successful hospitality industry establishments in Gainesville, Georgia. These two successful projects were formed in the 1990s, and for an 11 year stent. One restaurant is still open, now 25 years! The years prior to that she did much volunteer work within church and local community, while growing kids.
Feeling ready for the next steps, she is eager to take on the challenges of developing Foothills Farm Community!
kaleb & sarah
Awtrey Outdoors RV RENTAL
We are the hosts at Foothills Farm! Together, we oversee the welfare & management, as well as provide general maintenance of this organic farm. The day to-day activities. We also provide camper rentals for anyone wanting to either stay on the farm or drive off on their own adventure!
Our vision is to grow this place as a community and hospitality farmstead, while offering unique stays on this beautiful land.
We are a permaculture hub
connecting community with nature’s wisdom & bounty.