Tristan Vincent

Farm Manager

Tristan is a true Riversider, born and bred on the land.


He became a member of Riverside Community in 2010 after his return from Germany with his wife Maren and their two children.


He has a degree in ecology and a Diploma and Doctorate in Environmental Engineering and has worked as a research scientist and lecturer at the University of Rostock/Germany.


He has managed the farm since 2013.

cow on local dairy farm
provider of fresh farm milk to the Nelson region:)

Evan Coad

Farm worker

Like Tristan, Evan has spent most of his life living in Riverside  with his parents and siblings.


He's been a member of the Community since 2012 and was joined by his partner and young son shortly thereafter.


Evan is involved with everything that happens on the farm and enjoys the physical nature of the job as well as working with the animals.

healthy, happy cows gove great milk

Phil Ballard

Farm worker

Phil is a long standing employee and farm worker with over 10 years of practical experience, which covers all areas of farming.


His strength is his mechanical knowledge and operation of farm machinery.

Although not a member of Riverside Community, Phil lives with his wife in a house on the farm and enjoys the life style that Riverside provides.