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About Us

The Pond Beyond is an unfolding dream of Tim Noah and his partner in music, and in life, Cyndi "Soup" Elliott. 

Celebrating 8 years  this 2023 just south of Granit Falls. This 17 acres he 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 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. 

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.

Photo by Lynn Beardsley
Cyndi "Soup" Elliott
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Critter Choir Director with a Masters Of Arts In Education • Teacher • Performer • Artist • Visionary • And woman who communes with nature, animals and other sentient beings.

I have been an animal lover, dog breeder and horse owner all of my life. A friend and fellow Livestock Master and I started a traveling petting farm soon after we graduated from the Washington State Livestock Masters Program. Through this program, I was taught best practices in raising and caring for goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, and horses.

 

The Critter Choir, our educational animal farm here at The Pond Beyond, makes farm animals accessible to families. Since educating children has been a continuous thread throughout my life as a private and public school teacher, I am excited to offer education, exploration and fun! 

 

My great joy is to interact with the public through songs and stories while teaching animal husbandry. It is my fondest desire to teach children that all creatures have feelings and needs. I have always believed, if a child grows up understanding and caring for animals, never harming and always nurturing both domestic and wild creatures, then that child will never harm another human being or the environment. I hope the people who join me at The Pond Beyond in learning animal husbandry will go away with an enlarged appreciation for the natural world and their place in it.”

- Cyndi "Soup" Elliott           

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Critter Choir Director with a Masters Of Arts In Education • Teacher • Performer • Artist • Visionary • And woman who communes with nature, animals and other sentient beings.

" I have been an animal lover, dog breeder and horse owner all of my life. A friend and fellow Livestock Master and I started a traveling petting farm soon after we graduated from the Washington State Livestock Masters Program. Through this program, I was taught best practices in raising and caring for goats, sheep, pigs, cattle, and horses.

 

The Critter Choir, our educational animal farm here at The Pond Beyond, makes farm animals accessible to families. Since educating children has been a continuous thread throughout my life as a private and public school teacher, I am excited to offer education, exploration and fun! 

 

My great joy is to interact with the public through songs and stories while teaching animal husbandry. It is my fondest desire to teach children that all creatures have feelings and needs. I have always believed, if a child grows up understanding and caring for animals, never harming and always nurturing both domestic and wild creatures, then that child will never harm another human being or the environment. I hope the people who join me at The Pond Beyond in learning animal husbandry will go away with an enlarged appreciation for the natural world and their place in it.”

Judy Dahlberg:
Ecosystem Educator & Restoration Specialist

Judy devoted 30 years to classroom teaching; 27 were spent teaching 7th grade science at Valley View Middle School in the Snohomish School District. Using habitat restoration as a tool to engage kids in making a tangible difference while learning about ecosystems became her passion in the last 10 years of her career. Now retired, she has so much more to give and is excited to continue her passionate work at The Pond Beyond.

Jane Wright:
Naturalist/Bird Guide/Photographer

Jane Wright comes to The Pond Beyond as a lifetime nature lover.  Her main love is birds, with stints at Northwest Wildfowl, Washington Zoological Park and the Woodland Park Zoo.  She is the head editor for the popular birding app, iBird.  She has a wealth of bird information that she loves to share with everyone who comes to The Pond Beyond. Jane is never without her camera and is always capturing birds and nature for her annual calendar.

Tim Noah and Cyndi "Soup" Elliott The Pond Beyond

Our Home

The Pond Beyond isn't just our environmental education project- it's our home! We recently completed building a quonset-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. 

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