Our Team

A special recognition to Kristin Lacy, Joseph Bornstein, Brook Golling and Darren Yondorf, four other co-founders of Semilla Nueva during its first iterations and preliminary years.

Curt Bowen

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Curt on the Cob

Trinidad Recinos

Co-Founder & Assistant Collaborations Director


Jake Weisenthal

Co-Founder & Senior Operations Director

Maize Man

Vinicio Pinto

Sales Coordinator

El Maicero

Nick Reid

Director of Finance & Administration

The Kernel

Isabel Aguilar

Administrative Assistant


Rachel Abbott

Partnerships Coordinator

Rabbit in the Cornfield

Wilder & Edalia García

Experimental Center Supervisors

Pistolero Maíz

Noé Estrada

Senior Sales Representative

Don Fortaleza

Karen López

Collaborations Director

Corn Queen

Juan José Catalán

Breeding and Production Coordinator

Quality Maize

Paola Martínez

General Accountant

Corn Counter

Baptiste Teyssier

Marketing Coordinator

French Tassel

Juan Manuel de León

Sales Representative


Hugo Chinchilla

Field Technician


Katelyn Fritz

Agricultural Research Fellow

Corn Fed

Adisa Duke

Videography Fellow

Duque de Maíz

Nelson Donis

Sales Representative

Maicero Petenero

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