Meet The Team

Tee Patton

Farm Manager

Tee has been managing all farm activities & development since he came on board in 2008. He leads the team in managing the property and all business orders. Tee has a plethora of environmental knowledge that helps lead the way in all of our projects. In his spare time he guides bear hunts and carves anything from bowls to benches. Though Tee is very passionate about NCF, his greatest pride is his wife Jennifer, and two kids, Lola & Coleman. You’ll often find Coleman in Tee’s shadow working around the farm.

Emily Owenby

Operations Coordinator

Born and raised on Noontootla Creek Farms, Emily Owenby manages all bookings, coordinating meetings & events, and communicating with guides & outfitters. If you can’t find Emily in the office, you’ll find her in the water guiding a trip of her own. She attended Montana Fishing Guide School in April of 2021 and is licensed to guide there as well. Growing up on Noontootla Creek has given her a unique perspective of the water she lives & works on, always ensuring her clients have a great time as she shares her home with them. As a guide, she prioritizes learning technique all while teaching her clients to be conservationists through fly fishing. Emily graduated from the University of North Georgia, majoring in Business Administration & Environmental Science to perfectly equip her for her family’s business. With a passion for the Noontootla watershed, Emily has founded the Noontootla Conservation Initiative in order to conserve and protect her home waters. As the fourth generation of NCF, Emily strives to sustain this property and watershed for as long as she can, as well as she can.

Melinda Barfield

Sales & Booking Associate

Melinda is a friendly face that you will find in the office booking trips, helping customers with retail, & assisting with event coordination. As a Blue Ridge native, Melinda pridefully shares her home with visitors, showing them all right stops to make while in town, including NCF. Melinda’s pride & joy are her two children Avery and Allie. When Melinda isn’t clocked in you’ll find her snuggled up to her grandson, Motlee and caring for her parents.

Mitchell Owenby

Sales & Booking Associate

Growing up on the farm, Mitchell has learned the ins and outs of the company and the property. While working in the pro shop, he books trips, prepares hunters & fishermen for their day, and promotes sales for the sporting clays course. When Mitchell is off the clock you can find him on a bicycling adventure, playing with his chocolate lab Lilly, or racing his dirt bike. In addition, Mitchell is currently studying Business Management at the University of North Georgia in hopes of joining Emily in the family business.

Vance Collins

Farm Maintenance

Vance works for NCF part time and is our go to guy for any kind of job around the farm. Along with his broad skill set, he is a great story teller and will be sure to make you laugh. Vance works as AEMT and Firefighter in Woodstock as his full time job, but really enjoys his job outside. When he’s not busy working, you will find him spending time with his wife, Kelly, working on a new video or photo project, or spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.

Coleman Patton

Farm Maintenance & Quail Hunting Guide

If you recognize Coleman, it may be because you have seen him around the farm with his dad & our manager, Tee. Coleman is the proud owner of Remi, a Brittany spaniel; Despite their young age, Coleman & Remi are both very accomplished on and off the field. While Coleman has lent a helping hand around the farm for quite sometime, we are pleased to see him transition into a guide himself. Your time spent afield with this up & coming guide is sure to be blast as he has been trained by some of the best outdoorsmen we know.

Danny Waldrop

Fly Fishing Guide