The Pond Beyond is the dream of Tim Noah and his partner in music, and in life, Cyndi "Soup" Elliott.
In 2015 they purchased a piece of property in Granite Falls, Washington that had once been a quarry. The quarry had fallen to disrepair but there were still scars all over the land. Huge patches of asphalt had to be removed, concrete was broken up and hauled out by the truckload.
Slowly but surely the land began to retake its natural shape and more birds and animals popped up every day to raise their young and live in harmony with their new human neighbors.
Tim & Cyndi
Tim Noah is an Emmy award-winning singer/songwriter and star of stage and screen. He was raised in Washington State in the country and has always made the Pacific Northwest his home.
Cyndi "Soup" Elliott is a gifted children's entertainer, puppeteer, and educator with a masters degree in education.
Tim and Cyndi believe that if you want to make a difference in this world you need to walk the walk. Build places where you can improve the lives of young people and support the environment if you want to change the future of the world. It could really be that simple.
Photo by Lynn Beardsley
We are fortunate to have lifelong science educator Judy Dahlberg pop by the Pond Beyond from time to time to help expand the curious minds of young people who visit and want to volunteer building trails!
Judy currently works at Valley View Middle School teaching science to some of the brightest students in Snohomish County.
Our Future Home
The Pond Beyond isn't just our environmental education project- it's our home! We are currently building a quanset-hut style house to live in. We've been living off grid for several years and we're excited to enjoy some of the creature comforts the new home will afford us.