Tom Payne is one of the owners of Setting Sun Alpacas and has been married to his wife, Shelly, since 1995. They fell in love with alpacas in 2011 and decided to start a farm of their own in Mesick, Michigan, right across the street from Big Willows Alpaca Ranch. Apart from taking care of the alpacas, he also weaves rugs from the alpaca fiber, as well as denim, polar fleece, and afghan salvage.

Shelly Payne is the other owner of Setting Sun Alpacas. Apart from helping to take care of the alpacas as well, she handles the gift shop, makes crafts, and helps coordinate the Farm Days events.

Andrew Kimbel is the website administrator and a Marine Corps veteran. He helps out with Farm Days and taking care of the alpacas when he's in town. He currently lives in Hampton, Virginia, where he works as an information security analyst.