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 

Maizón

Jake Weisenthal

Co-Founder

Maize Man

Elver Argueta

Field Technician

El Rey de Maiz

Angela Bastidas

Senior Operations Director

Doc Maize

Juan José Catalán

Breeding and Production Coordinator

Quality Maize

Hugo Chinchilla

Evaluation and Production Technician

Maízceado

Maria Cruz

Finance Manager
The Corn Cob Counter

Marllury Cruz

Marketing Analyst

Maicito

Nelson Doñis

Field Technician

Maicero Petenero

Henry Figueroa

Sales Technician

Pistolero Maíz

Esteban Guzman

Production Coordinator
 El Rosul del Maíz

 

Wellington Guzman

Field Technician
Choclo

 

Juan Manuel de León

Experimental Farm Guard

Elotón

Herberth Lima

Accounting Technician
Poporopo

 

Katey Linskey

Programs and Development Manager
 

 

Paola Martínez

Senior General Accountant

Corn Counter

Nelger Nájera

Field Technician

Elotin

Ricardo Paredes

Field Technician

Fortalezita

Yanira Ramirez

Administrative and HR Assistant
 Corn Charm

 

José Sanchez

Sales Coordinator
Yum Kax 
(The Mayan God of Agriculture)

 

Emily Velazquez

Communications and Development Coordinator

Palomitas

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