Meet Our Team

The Darby House team ensures everything will run smoothly on your event day! From farm management to event execution, our team members support you throughout the event planning process. We will ensure your event exceeds your expectations. Meet the people that make it happen below!
Squire Galbreath, Owner and CEO

John W. (Squire) Galbreath II, is the current President of Darby House. He is the grandson of the original owner, John Galbreath, making Squire the 3rd generation of this family-run business! Outside of managing the farm, Squire loves hiking with his family and two small dogs through the scenic Metro Park trails along Darby Creek. One fun fact about him is that he's moved 6 times in the last 11 years!

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Nicole McCrate, Director of Sales and Marketing

Nicole leads the team focusing on our property’s sales and marketing efforts. She is the main point of contact for all inquiries and tours. She also handles executing existing client events. In her spare time, you can find her working out, crafting, cooking, or traveling with family and friends. As a result, she studied abroad in Sorrento, Italy. After living there, it became her favorite place in the world, so she returned for her honeymoon!

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Jade Garcia, Event Manager

Jade assists ⁠with the planning and execution of Darby House events, as well as general marketing and social media efforts. Outside of being an Event Manager, you can find her exploring Columbus with her Fiance and her two golden retrievers. Like many other couples right now, she is tackling the Covid-19 wedding world as she prepares for her own wedding in 2021!

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Ashley Hoye, Farm Manager

Ashley oversees and manages 1,522 acres of the family farm, including the Darby House. Outside of work, he is passionate about golf. Ashley continued to follow the sport after moving to the States from Australia. A fun fact about him is that he met his beautiful wife Jodi at Darby House!

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Kriste Gamble, Executive Administrator

Kriste manages the day-to-day operations of the farm office, including handling the financial reports and licenses. In her free time, she loves putting together annual photo albums of family events and more! She also has had a passion for horseback riding since she was 6 years old! Her favorite breed is a quarter horse.