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


Maize Man

Magdalena & Edy Aifán

Experimental Center Administrators

Víctor Alarcón

Collaborations Technician

Corn King of the East

Angela Bastidas

Senior Operations Director

Doc Maize

Juan José Catalán

Breeding and Production Coordinator

Quality Maize

Hugo Chinchilla

Field Technician


Juan Manuel de León

Sales Representative


Nelson Donis

Sales Representative

Maicero Petenero

Henry Figueroa

Sales Representative

Pistolero Maíz

Herberth Lima

Accounting Assistant


Amanda Harvey

Program Manager

Corn Bred

Paola Martínez

Senior General Accountant

Corn Counter

Rachel Pak

Communications Coordinator

Pak of Corn

Vinicio Pinto

Sales Coordinator

El Maicero

Andrea Villagran

Administrative Assistant
Blue Corn


Taylor Vail

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator


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