January 10, 2019 Shepherd’s Dream’s Hank Kearns Talks Family, Fiber, and the Future In what has already been an exciting couple months following Shepherd’s Dream’s interview with Ashland’s KSKQ 89.5 FM Culture Corner, we were thrilled when another Ashland institution chose to shine it’s lovelight on Shepherd’s Dream. This time around, the long running (and much loved) Local’s Guide sat down with our own Hank Kearns to learn more about Shepherd’s Dream’s past, present, and future. We invite you to read the full interview with Hank Kearns when you have time. In the meantime, here are a few highlights: LG: Tell us more about the ethos of the company that you appreciated and what your hopes are to continue it. HK: We are a very family-oriented business and we want people to earn a living wage while creating something they can be proud of. Many of our employees have been with the company for over 15 years. Our goal has always been to use the absolute cleanest and finest natural and organic materials we can find, the core of which is regionally sourced and third-party tested. There’s a need for handmade products of this quality that are a shift away from the limited lifecycle stuff that ends up in a landfill. LG: The craftsmanship and quality is second to none. Thank you for that, we take the quality of the products very seriously! It takes a lot of training and experience to build a Shepherd’s Dream mattress, topper, comforter, or pillow – and our team takes pride in the fact that these items are made to last a very long time. LG: Hank, can you tell us more about the structure of your company? We are still carding wool and making Shepherd’s Dream products right down the road in Montague. I am happy to report that our flagship showroom on the Plaza in Ashland has been warmly received by the community and it’s coming up on our first anniversary in this more visible and convenient location. In the long term, we hope to expand some of our production capability to Southern Oregon. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you to Ashland’s Local’s Guide for the opportunity to share more about what we do!