About Sunridge Ranch.
Shortly after our son, Dalton, was three years old, he was diagnosed with autism. As his parents we decided early on that we would raise Dalton as normally as possible allowing him to have many opportunities to live an enriching, full life. Dalton is a caring and humorous young adult who enjoys listening to music, viewing web pages, reading books, riding ferry boats, and watching movies. He also enjoys interacting with his extended family and our close friends. Joe moved from Anchorage, Alaska in 1988 and created his own electrical contracting business called “Dalton Electric Company” in Mukilteo in 1993.
The company’s focus in the construction market is primarily commercial and industrial. Sandy’s career as a school teacher started in 1987. Her experience includes teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through seventh grade, where she presently teaches science.
With the skills of construction and teaching they saw an opportunity to combine these skills to create a loving future home/ranch for Dalton and other individuals with autism.
Currently we have completed construction of the main house, the accessory dwelling building, the swimming pool and hot tub, the chicken coop, the pig pen, 70 raised gardens and 2 greenhouses. The entire twenty acre site is monitored by video cameras with remote internet viewing access.
After reviewing the lack of possible housing options for Dalton we chose to build a beautiful home on a peaceful hillside near the historic, college town of Ellensburg. An environment where the residents can enjoy all the opportunities of a ranch lifestyle, as well as join in the larger Ellensburg and CWU communities and activities only minutes away.