Who is EJ?

About us

In the Chimacum Valley, nestled in the shadow of Tamanowas Rock is where EJ Farm took root. Amid a whirlwind of possibilities and new beginnings for Elizabeth and Justin, 2 acres on Rhody Drive became their home where they have created a family, life, farm and now a school together.

Elizabeth Bento, Director/Teacher

Elizabeth Bento, the "E" in EJ, spent her younger years in Port Townsend, WA and after many moves throughout Washington and Oregon she was able to finally move home to the Olympic Peninsula.

She is a certified K-8 teacher with her Master's Degree in Teaching and brings her excitement and years of experience back to where it felt like home. Her passion for teaching and learning is evident in the success and happiness of her little learners.

Contact Liz: elizabeth@ejfarmandeducation.org

Justin Bento, the "J" in EJ, grew up in Kingston, WA, and found success in the field of advertising, however he was not fulfilled by the corporate world. He became intrigued by the possibility of a job where he could give back to his community, thus his career in education began.

After earning his K-8 certification and Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, he found himself moving to the small rural town of Chimacum, WA, just 35 minutes from where he grew up. His excitement for teaching and learning is felt through the energy and joy that he brings to the classroom.

Contact Justin: justin@ejfarmandeducation.org

Justin Bento, Vice President/Teacher

Stacie Reid, Board Member

Stacie Reid, a Mom of 4 kids - 3 of which attend EJ Farm and Education. Her and her husband were raised in Jefferson County most of their childhoods, and are happy to be raising their family and working in the same community they grew up in. She has worked in escrow for 23 years, and has been with a local group of title companies for 19 of those years. In their family's free time they enjoy camping, boating and water sports. They were originally introduced to the Bento’s in 2015, when the family's Triplets started Kindergarten and had the Bento's as teachers.

"We are so pleased that our children get to be a part of this amazing education experience."

Contact Stacie: stacie@ejfarmandeducation.org