Hi, my name is Tessa Tauck, I live in Hammond, MT and am married to Jess and we have one son, Grady who is eleven months old. I have been part of the Powder River Farm in the Dell from the very beginning. Here is my story.
I was born and raised in Broadus, but went to elementary and high school in Columbus. That is where I came to have admiration for people with special needs; I had a girl in my class who had extensive needs. I loved watching her make progress one small step at a time. She was always so happy and enjoying life. I went on to college and moved back to Broadus in 2004. When the need for a one-on-one position came about at Broadus Schools they called and asked if I was interested. I started that week. I didn’t know where it would go but God did. I worked with Tayler Randall for seven years. In those years, I watched him grow in so many ways. I’m so amazed at the wonderful, kind and funny young man that he is. In those years, he not only grew, I did as well. He taught me so much about life including how to enjoy the small things and not to get so worked up about things you have no control over. In the time I worked with Tayler I also got to know his family. When the Randall family shared their long term plans for Tayler and how that would help other families with children with special needs, I knew I was going to be involved. Their quest to find a model to implement in Broadus led them to the Farm in the Dell, International. Their Christian and rural model fit into our community and what Randall’s wanted for their son. I didn’t know what my role would be with the Powder River Farm in the Dell but I knew I was going to be part of it somehow. This is wonderful thing to be involved in, where people with special needs can have a life where they can learn new skills in family style atmosphere, and grow in the Lord while enjoying the beauty of the Powder River. This journey is not over and I can’t wait to see where it is going to go.