Maria and Josh
Josh Carpenter and Maria Medina both grew up in the Cuyama Valley and have lived there most of their lives. They got married in July of 2020. Maria and Josh bought the house where they live about two years ago. At the ages of 23 and 25, they are ahead of most Americans in regard to home ownership. They feel that there is a definite sense of community in Cuyama. People often keep an eye on other people’s homes, pick stuff up for each other when out of town, borrow stuff from each other and look out for each other. They like being surrounded by people who know who you are, and they appreciate the peaceful, quiet and slow pace of life in the valley. They look forward to seeing their own family grow up in the same place and in the same way they did.