Clark Ingram, Class of 2019 and recent convert to Catholicism, has six years of experience as a handyman. The Ingram family farm, farmed by four generations, has existed on the same hill at the top of Keuka Lake in upstate New York for over one hundred years.
Along with his experience with the trades, Clark brings to the college his love of liberal learning and the understanding that some are given to be philosophers and others to feed them, his love of New England as a close cousin in climate and culture to his beloved rural New York, and his desire to understand the methods and principles of passed craftsmen whom he shall never know and to whom he can be only imperfectly grateful.
Clark as guildmaster of the St. Isidore homesteading guild seeks to bring students along on his own quest to reclaim the lost arts of craft and stewardship of the earth. For we all must eventually return to one ancestral home or another, one that we know or one we can only know in part, and show ourselves worthy of that inheritance.