Gwen Annese

Gwen Annese

General Manager and Sales & Marketing Manager

Gwen is the newest team member at the farm starting in May of 2019 after she, her husband and 5-year-old daughter moved to North Carolina from San Diego, California. She has over 15 years of event and wedding planning experience ranging from small intimate corporate events, gorgeous rustic and modern weddings all the way to large festivals with over 5000+ guests. Coupled with a background in interior design and accounting, Gwen’s attention to detail and comprehensive management style is a welcomed asset to our farm.

Missy Thompson

Missy Thompson

Facilities Supervisor

As a dedicated Sasser Companies employee for over seven years and one of the farms’ first employees in 2017, Missy knows the venue and property inside and out. Her admirable dedication keeps the venue beautiful, clean and in tip-top shape for all our clients and guests alike. A lifelong local, Missy’s outgoing and friendly demeanor make her an instant favorite among clients and vendors alike.

Kevin & Michelle Sasser

Kevin & Michelle Sasser

Owners, Sasser Companies, Inc. & The Addison Farm

Lifelong Alamance County residents, Kevin & Michelle Sasser have owned and operated over multiple businesses throughout the County, employing hundreds of local citizens. With the purchase of the farm in 2014 to expand their Simmental-Angus cattle operation, Kevin quickly realized the opportunity available for a high-end event & wedding center on such a beautiful piece of property. In 2017, the vision became reality with the renovation of the original hay barn into the modern and industrial structure we have today. The Smith Lodge and covered bridge complete the unique experience for brides & grooms, photographers and corporate events.

Addison & Smith Wood

Addison & Smith Wood

Namesake & Cuteness Overload

As Kevin & Michelle’s first Granddaughter and Grandson, The Addison Farm & Smith Lodge were lovingly named after Ms. Addison Wood & Mr. Smith Wood. We adore seeing their little faces running around the property and helping out nana with the animals.

Photography courtesy of J. Hampden Photography