Board of Directors
Ricou “Rick” Hartman
President, One Martin
Rick Hartman’s family has been a part of the fabric of Martin County since 1883, when cattle ranches and farms were the dominant features of the landscape and the culture of Florida. Rick grew up here, attending Martin County High School and receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida.
Broker/owner of Hartman Real Estate, Rick is the Managing Member of Old River Cattle Company, LLC, and a member of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, where he has served on the Environmental and Private Lands Committee. He has been active in organizations throughout the community, including the Board of Directors of the Martin County Taxpayers Association and the Board of Directors of the Martin County Chamber of Commerce. He is currently Vice President Elect of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Rick and his wife Janet have three children and are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
Vice-President, One Martin
Since 1990, Rick has invested his engineering expertise, leadership skills, and love of the land in local and regional projects on the Treasure Coast for both established businesses and start-up organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from Michigan State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Currently Rick is the General Manager for Becker Holding Corporation, responsible for the overall operations for an agri-business involved in the citrus, ornamental landscape, and land development industries. Becker represents three generations of a family-owned citrus business. In 2002, it converted a citrus grove in Martin County to a state-of-the-art tree farm and nursery that now employees 60 people.
Rick and his wife Nancy have been married for 22 years and have one son, who is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida.
Treasurer, One Martin
Warren Wilson has had a lengthy career in real estate focusing on master planned community and retail development. Warrens’ career began with The Rouse Company in 1973, where he held a variety of positions. By the time of the company’s sale to General Growth Properties in 2004, he was Vice President and Director, New Business. At General Growth, Warren served as Senior Vice President, Development with responsibility for all retail development.
Joining Coventry Development Corporation in 2011, Warren holds the position of Senior Vice President. He has responsibility for the company’s Florida land located in Martin County and known as Hobe Grove and the Springwoods Village project in Houston, a community that is a new model of sustainability and greener. Springwoods Village is home to campuses of ExxonMobil and Southwestern Energy. When these companies are joined by American Bureau of Shipping and Hewlett Packard Inc in 2018 the community will have over 15,000 jobs.
An Honors graduate from the University of Maryland in economics, Warren has pursued graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin and Loyola University, Baltimore. He has served on the boards of Enterprise Homes and the Maryland Zoo at Baltimore.
Warren and his wife Elizabeth reside in Maryland.
Secretary, One Martin
Farming and Florida are both in Carl Frost’s blood. As the owner, founder and CEO of Kai-Kai Farm in Indiantown, Carl is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and small scale multi-crop production. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticultural Science from the University of Florida.
Carl and his wife Diane Cordeau are well-known throughout the region for the quality of the produce they bring to local farmer’s markets, for the produce they supply to restaurants in Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie, and for their signature dinner series of unique and nutritious gourmet meals.
Their 40-acre farm is named Kai-Kai, “gathering food,” a word that Carl and Diane learned on a sailing trip through the Solomon Islands. It speaks to the joy, economic sense, and environmental vitality of Community Supported Agriculture---the direct relationship between farm and consumer in the same community. Passionate about the Farm to Table movement, Carl and Diane are generous both with the fruits of their labor and with their willingness to educate the public through tours and events at Kai-Kai.
Wes Carlton is the co-owner and manager of Bull Hammock Ranch, Ltd., located in Martin County, and President of Ru-Mar, Inc. in Fort Pierce. He is passionate about agriculture and the beef industry. Wes has worked tirelessly on his family’s business operations for more than 30 years. As a young boy he acquired grassroots knowledge working alongside his father and grandfather. He continued his education at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, earning degrees in agriculture business and animal science. He returned home to grow and improve the family’s agriculture operations.
Currently a member of the Florida Cattlemen’s Executive Committee, Wes has previously served as the President of the St. Lucie County Cattlemen’s Association. Past service includes several terms on the St. Lucie County Farm Bureau Board, St. Lucie County Fair Board of Directors, and Chairmanship of the St. Lucie County Livestock Committee.
Wes was the 2015 recipient of the Florida Agriculture Commissioner’s Environmental Leadership Award, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2015 Region 3 Southeastern United States Environmental Stewardship Award, and the 2016 Florida Cattlemen’s State Environmental Stewardship Award.
Ransom Reed Hartman
As a fifth generation Martin County resident and third generation real estate agent, Reed Hartman has deep roots in Florida’s heritage. He followed his grandfather Ralph Harman, Jr. and his father Ricou Hartman into the real estate business after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Illinois State University.
A licensed auctioneer and real estate sales professional, Reed is a member of the Florida Auctioneer’s Association and the National Auctioneer’s Association, from which he holds the designation of Certified Estate Specialist. He has donated his time and skills as an auctioneer to numerous non-profit organizations on the Treasure Coast, including Treasure Coast Hospice, Treasured Lands Foundation, United for Families, and No Kid Hungry. Reed is currently the Vice President of the Martin County Farm Bureau and represented a five-county area for the Young Farmer & Rancher leadership program through the Florida Farm Bureau.
Recently re-appointed by Governor Scott to the State Board of Auctioneers, Reed also serves on the Board of Directors of the Treasure Coast Children’s Museum, the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Martin County.
Reed, and his wife Elizabeth live in Jensen Beach with their two young children, Lily Kate and Hunter.
Mitch Hutchcraft, Vice President of Real Estate for King Ranch and Consolidated Citrus LP, has more than 27 years of experience in projects of regional significance throughout Florida and Texas. With a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida, Mitch brings experience, education and passion to land use planning and sustainability, environmental planning, site planning, preservation strategies and public-private partnerships.
King Ranch, one of the largest private, agricultural land owners in the country, has a 164-year legacy of stewardship, innovation and commitment to the land. It is the largest orange juice producer in the United States, with well over 30,000 tree-planted acres. From his leadership position with King Ranch, Mitch invests significant time on the key issues of water management, protection of natural resources, innovative collaborations between public and private sectors, and directing smart growth in rural communities.
Mitch is currently a member of the Governing Board for the South Florida Water Management District, and is the Vice Chair of the Board for Habitat for Humanity in Lee and Hendry Counties. Mitch has previously served on the Indiantown Enterprise Zone Advisory Board, been an adjunct professor at NOVA Southeastern, and been a frequent presenter with the Urban Land Institute. In conjunction with King Ranch Institute on Ranch Management/Texas A&M Kingsville, he co-authored the white paper “Agricultural Water: Protecting the Future of Our Nation” in conjunction with the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management.
Mitch and his wife of 28 years, Michelle, have two teenage daughters.
John Scott Long
A third generation farmer, John Scott Long has grown, packed and shipped potatoes and sweet corn in Palm City, Florida since 1994 through his company Agri-Gators, Inc. During his 23 years of farming in Florida, he has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds of produce to local food banks and encouraged volunteer organizations, church groups, and other service operations to glean from his fields and give to those in need.
For 15 years, John served at the Director of the Martin County Farm Bureau and is a Director for the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious title of Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Florida Farmer of the Year.
John would tell you, however, that he is most proud of his family and of his community partnerships. With wife Janet, he raised four children in Martin County. He supports House of Hope, partners with C.R.O.S. Ministries and the Palm Beach Food Bank, and is active with the First United Methodist Church of Stuart.
Thoughts on Leadership
Leadership takes courage. A willingness to step up and do what is right, not what is easy. To speak out and inspire others. To create more leaders who will all work together to turn vision into reality.
As One Martin moves forward, there will be those who oppose our goals. The same special interests that have been spreading fake news and manipulating our community conversation for decades are expected to attack us personally. That is their method of operation. They will question our motives. They will try to discredit us.
Be skeptical of them. Inoculate yourselves by getting the facts and asking questions.
One Martin will collaborate with anyone willing to respect all opinions. It is important that all issues effecting Martin County be discussed openly and fairly, using credible, unbiased and scientific information.