Originally from Conway, Arkansas, Ed joined the world of entrepreneurship in 2019 as co-founder of Barham’s Ozark Beef alongside his wife Mariana Linck. The couple partnered with Ed’s parents and long-time cattle ranchers, Charlie and Lynda Barham, to provide customers with premium quality, humanely raised, all-natural, sweet potato fed beef. With Ed’s leadership and vision, the family-owned business has quickly become a top producer for locally sourced beef in Arkansas.
Ed’s previous professional experience in organizational management, marketing, sales, logistics, and commercial real estate, has equipped him for the many challenges that inherently come with starting, growing, and operating a small family business. Mariana, who has a PhD in Materials Science from UC San Diego and works full-time in medical device regulations at BSI Group, provides Barham’s Ozark Beef with key strategic advice and adds valuable input when making important business decisions. The business duo married in June 2015. They have a 5-year-old daughter, Catalina, and welcomed Lucille in January of 2022.
When you interact with Barham’s Ozark Beef, you’ll most likely be conversing with Ed. He answers the phone calls, emails, social media messages, and works the booth at local markets. His job duties also include website design, social media management, marketing, public relations, logistics, ecommerce, and sales. Ed volunteers on the board of directors of the Conway Farmer’s Market and is a member of the Conway Noon Rotary Club. He works tirelessly to ensure you have a great customer experience!