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

Maizón

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

Mamaicita

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

Israel Nájera

Seed Production Coordinator

Blackcorn

Nelson Donis

Sales Representative

Maicero Petenero

Paola Martínez

General Accountant

Corn Counter

Baptiste Teyssier

Marketing Coordinator

French Tassel

Juan Manuel de León

Sales Representative

Elotón

Juan José Catalán

Breeding Field Coordinator

Quality Maize

Hugo Chinchilla

Field Technician

Maízceado

Adisa Duke

Videography Fellow

Duque de Maíz

Katelyn Fritz

Agricultural Research Fellow

Corn Fed

Chepe Escobedo

Field Technician

Corn Heart

Cirilo García

Field Technician

Chumilamaiz

Dan Klemmer

Communications Coordinator

Corn Bred

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