About The Founders

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, partners in business and life, founded Beekman 1802 in 2008.

Brent was a doctor specializing in geriatrics at New York City’s Mount Sinai who Martha Stewart tapped to helm the health and wellness division at her company, and Josh was a New York Times best-selling writer.

When Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell lost their jobs in the recession of 2008, they decamped to their weekend property in rural upstate New York–population 532.

Taking in a neighboring farm who was losing his farm, and his herd of 100 goats, they started creating their goat milk soaps using fresh milk from the farm.

Brent is a physician, co-founder of Beekman 1802, and television personality. He was formerly the Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia.

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you goat milk, you change the world."

- Dr Brent Ridge

Josh is a writer, co-founder of Beekman 1802, and television personality. He's known for his New York Times and National bestselling memoirs; The Bucolic Plague and I Am Not Myself These Days.

"We believe that we'll never ever go wrong as long as we treat every single person like they're our next-door neighbor."

- JOSH KILMER-PURCELL

CONNECT WITH US

Josh and Brent would love to hear from you! ​​​​​​​Drop them a comment on their social media. They’re reading and posting on their accounts every day!

FOR INQUIRIES

We’re glad you found us. We hope you’ll swing by Sharon Springs one day and pay us a visit. And if you’re interested in a collaboration, press appearance or book signing let us know in the link below.

About The Founders

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, partners in business and life, founded Beekman 1802 in 2008.

Brent was a doctor specializing in geriatrics at New York City’s Mount Sinai who Martha Stewart tapped to helm the health and wellness division at her company, and Josh was a New York Times best-selling writer.

When Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell lost their jobs in the recession of 2008, they decamped to their weekend property in rural upstate New York–population 532.

Taking in a neighboring farm who was losing his farm, and his herd of 100 goats, they started creating their goat milk soaps using fresh milk from the farm.

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you goat milk, you change the world."

- Dr Brent Ridge

Brent is a physician, co-founder of Beekman 1802, and television personality. He was formerly the Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia.

"We believe that we'll never ever go wrong as long as we treat every single person like they're our next-door neighbor."

- JOSH KILMER-PURCELL

Josh is a writer, co-founder of Beekman 1802, and television personality. He's known for his New York Times and National bestselling memoirs; The Bucolic Plague and I Am Not Myself These Days.

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CONNECT WITH US

Josh and Brent would love to hear from you! ​​​​​​​Drop them a comment on their social media. They’re reading and posting on their accounts every day!

FOR INQUIRIES

We’re glad you found us. We hope you’ll swing by Sharon Springs one day and pay us a visit. And if you’re interested in a collaboration, press appearance or book signing let us know in the link below.