Founder & CEO
I founded and lead the world's first indoor saltwater vertical farm.
Environment & Nature
Day to Day
My mornings start with a lot of emails. Then I'll spend the rest of the day moving from team to team to help everyone succeed in their work. I'll go from the grow team to the logistics team to the sales team to answer any questions and help problem solve for each team. I also typically manage relationships with our largest customers, investors, and potential investors.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for high school students
Trade work is a great route to go for the vertical farming space because every indoor or greenhouse farm needs someone that can do plumbing and electrical work. These farms have very complicated plumbing and electrical systems, so a "plumtrician" is very valuable here. On the flip side, plant science is always a great way to get into this field. Additionally, indoor farming systems are monitored and manipulated by software, so a computer science background is also beneficial.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: