Mr. 3rd Gen Farmer
I am a third generation farmer. Not including a lucrative lemonade stand at age 8, I co-founded two non-profits and a technology company. I have had two failed companies, one due to the California drought in 2016. Since then I have helped the agriculture industry adopt new methods to adapt to changing climate, regulations and trade landscapes.
Undergrad School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Undergrad Major: Agriculture Science, Focus in Business
Age: 32, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Real Estate Licensee, California
Extracurriculars: California Hop Growers Association - Founder, Past President, Journeyman International, Board Member
Length of Employment: 3 yrs, 1 mos
Title: Business Development Manager
Company: Top 5 Agriculture Irrigation Company in California
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Big Life Wins:
As a child I walked cotton fields to pull weeds. As a college student I overcame an abusive mentor relationship. As an entrepreneur I have had two failed companies. I have lived “grit.” My biggest life win: carry on. Learn from failure, pain and build up my community. My big life win is those around me.
Post MBA Goal:
Work on projects or products with talented and passionate people that bring life to local communities. As a result, earn as much money as possible with the goal being to steward it back to those in need. Tangibly this means working under talented mentors within the agriculture industry solving global challenges then eventually starting a business.