Teresa is the founder and executive directer of Slice of Heaven Educational Farms, and this farm is her lifelong passion project. Teresa has been involved in education her whole life; she homeschooled her two daughters, worked for the American Red Cross as a lifeguard and CPR instructor Trainer for over a decade, and believes that education is in investment in our collective future. Her love for animals and passion for education have come together in the past while she worked as a District Commissioner for the US Pony Club, and when she owned and operated Heaven’s Gate, where she taught riding lessons and swim lessons as well as ran equine-oriented Summer camps and internships. Teresa has a special passion for special needs children, and spent years working for Peaceable Kingdom, where she led an animal therapy program that empowered special needs children to ride horses, learn how to care for farm animals, and learn about and interact with local wildlife like snakes and tarantulas. All of these experiences have led her to open Slice of Heaven Educational Farms, where she can combine her passions for animals and teaching children into one fun-filled educational hub!
Owner/Partner of First Community Title
Graduated from Schreiner University in 1985 with a Bachelor’s in Commerce and a concentration in Real Estate.
Been in the Real Estate Title Insurance Business since 1987.
Married to Bill Hartman for 20 years
Raised 5 children
Passion for animals, especially Great Danes
Believe that we have a responsibility to raise and prepare the next generation to lead into the future.
Jane and her husband Cliff have 5 children. She has taken active roles in her local church, including nursery, children’s ministry and small group leadership. She is a speech pathologist by education. She also has her lifetime teaching certificate from both Texas and ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). She taught in the classroom for 18 years. She set standards in her classroom which emphasized working hard and “playing” hard. Included in “playing” were lots of hands on activities and field trips. That is one reason she is so excited to have the opportunity to partner with Slice of Heaven Educational Farm where playing hard and learning go hand-in-hand resulting in a fantastic educational experience for students and teachers alike.
Zhan has two wonderful children Rhyan and Ashlyn. He attends the Little River United Methodist Church where he is an active member, teaching Sunday School, setting on committees and has been known to preach from time to time. Zhan grew-up in the small rural town of Roscoe, Texas. After graduation he attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics (1986) and Master of Science Degree in Range Science (1990). Zhan has 30+ years’ experience working in the Agriculture and Livestock fields. Out of college he managed a large beef cattle operation in East Texas for four years. From there he moved to the central Texas area where he was Chair of the Agriculture Department at Central Texas College and taught for 20 years. He currently resides in Temple, Texas and works as a Product Manager for Datamars, a livestock identification and farm & livestock resource management company. Zhan maintains his own beef cattle herd and is an avid enthusiast of the livestock and wildlife industries. His interest in Slice Of Heaven Educational Farm comes from his rural up-bringing and continued determination to educate the youth of today.