Josh Kilmer–Purcell, co-founded Beekman 1802 after he and his partner, Dr. Brent Ridge, traded in city living for rural life on the Beekman farm in Sharon Springs, NY. During the 2008 recession, the award-winning advertising executive lost his job, and with a looming mortgage and 100 rescued goats in the barn, he and Ridge started making goat milk soap and soon launched a company they called Beekman 1802, paying homage to the farm’s namesake. Neighbor by Neighbor, word spread and the company flourished – from soap to science, they created a collection of Clinically Kind® skincare products. Beekman 1802 didn’t start out a beauty brand, but it became one of the world’s largest goat milk-based skincare companies. Kilmer-Purcell is also a New York Times best-selling author of three books, two of which are memoirs.