Meet Our Staff
David Oien. Co-founder, CEO & General Manager. David is a third-generation Montana farmer whose Norwegian grandparents homesteaded in the early 1900’s a few miles south of the current farm near Conrad . Influenced by a childhood of riding tractors with his dad and watching the clouds float across the big sky, plus a college degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies focusing on Oriental, Native American, and Judeo-Christian religion, in 1976 he returned to the family farm in his own personal "back-to-the land movement”. Building a passive solar house, rehabbing a 30’s-era wind generator, and converting the farm to organic was the work of the 70’s; promoting renewable energy and co-founding Timeless was the obsession of the 80’s; and nurturing the business through its formative years was the passion of the 90’s. David has been an avid supporter of renewable energy and sustainable agriculture for 30 years, a founding member of the Pondera Solar Alliance, AERO’s Sustainable Agriculture Task Force, two local organic farmers' chapters, Montana Organic Certification Advisory Committee, and the Montana Organic Association. David received the 1989 Sustainable Agriculture Award from the Alternative Energy Resources Organization, and the 2008 Lifetime Service Award from the Montana Organic Association.
Sharon Eisenberg. CFO. Sharon grew up in upstate New York, the daugher of a doctor and a librarian. Shegraduated from the University of Chicago, and served a stint in VISTA developing senior citizen programs in Walthill, Nebraska.Earning her CPA certificate, was followed byassignments with the IRS and a Big 10 accounting firm, and, in 1980 moving to Montana where she married David, and started her own CPA practice. They’ve raised three smart and caring children who are pursuing their own dreams in urban environments. Sharon’s also “mother” to two`dogs rescued from unsavory fates and a dozen or more cats, all of whom are also pursuing dreams their own... more to eat and a warm lap. A life-long member of ACLU and various progressive political causes, for over 20 years Sharon has also been the organizer of various incarnations of local organic food buying clubs.
Sharon is the financial guru for Timeless, as well as office manager, the accounts payable and receivable person, and the one who deals with the mountains of paperwork having to do with being a small company in the organic food business. She operates from a desk, computer, and phone at the main office in Conrad. For fun she spends her time operating her internet used book business, through which she markets hard-to-find andunusual non-fiction books around the world.
Heater Foster,Meet our newest member to the Timeless Seeds family. Heather is our office staff, and she is in charge of just about everything that includes sales orders, data entry, fielding customer questions and requests, and general office duties. Heather comes to us from beautiful Kalispell, Montana. She is married to her husband of 7 years and has one son. Her biggest passions include her family, writing, photography, and cooking. Most days you will find Heather and her family enjoying the marvels of Montana life. From camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and geocaching in the spring and summer months, to ice fishing, sledding, snowboarding, and playing in the snow during the cold winters, Heather and her family sure have enough to keep themselves busy!!
Someday, Heather would like to achieve her dream of writing a variety of creative and inspiring cookbook’s that would include her own family recipes, stories, and pictures. Food is her obsession. If she is not outdoors, she is cooking, or planning the next mouthwatering meal she will entertain the dinner guests with. She hopes to expand her knowledge of the food industry and its inner workings, to help reach her end goal of a published cookbook.
Leni Yeager. Retail Packaging Production Manager, Safety Officer. In-house Biblical Scholar. One quarter Blackfeet Indian, and raised in the state's Kootenai Forest near the Canadian border, Leni is literally a native Montana girl. She came to Timeless in 2008 after managing the packaging line at Quality Life Concepts, the local service provider for developmentally disabled adults who package our retail line. Although she yearns to bea railroad engineer, Leni is as comfortable running our forklifts and stacking pallets as she is organizing paperwork or "talking lentils" to local customers. She oversees the packaging of our award winning Timeless Natural Food retail line. But, above all, she's most remembered by visitorsfor her pink hardhat.
Leni experiences life as a moving stream and loves to spend spare time on the banks of the mighty Missouri River, which flows within mile of the Timeless warehouse.
Loren Nichols. Production and grain handling. Loren is a local boy, born and raised just down the road from our current warehouse and production facility in Ulm. Loren must have food production in his veins because while he was growing up, he spent many hours along side his dad, who worked for a small, local flour mill. And before joining the Timeless crew, he was a production worker on the Pasta Montana packing line in nearby Great Falls, Montana.
When he's not cheering up the Timeless crew with his big smile and positive attitude, he's living his goal of "just enjoying life" with his dog Tuffy--walking or fishing along the Missosuri River.