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

Isabel Aguilar

Administrative Assistant


Cassidy Brewin

Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow

Maized and Confused

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

Noé Estrada

Senior Sales Representative

Don Fortaleza

Wilder & Edalia García

Experimental Center Supervisors

Pistolero Maíz

Karen López

Collaborations Director

Corn Queen

Amanda Harvey

Partnerships coordinator

Corn Bred

Alicia Helfrich

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Corny Puns

Paola Martínez

General Accountant

Corn Counter

Nami Patel

Communications Coordinator

Yellow Cob Taxi

Vinicio Pinto

Sales Coordinator

El Maicero

Nick Reid

Director of Finance & Administration

The Kernel

Baptiste Teyssier

Marketing Coordinator

French Tassel

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