Meet our team.

We are developers, ecologists, scientists, and designers from all over the world, bound by our common purpose of planetary regeneration. Feel free to connect with us.

Meet our team.

We are developers, ecologists, scientists, and designers from all over the world, bound by our common purpose of planetary regeneration. Feel free to connect with us.

Our Team

backgroundGregory Landua

Gregory Landua

Chief Executive Officer

Gregory is co-author of Regenerative Enterprise and co-creator of the 8-forms of capital framework. Gregory is a Regenerative Agriculture Practitioner and farmer. As co-founder and CEO of Terra Genesis International, he helped to grow an ecosystem of organizations dedicated to regenerative agriculture. Gregory is a member of the Board of Directors.

backgroundSara Johnstone

Sara Johnstone

Chief Operations Officer

Sara is strategic operator and executor who has over a decade of experience in tech startups. She runs marketing, operations, community management, strategy and business development. She is thrilled to have recently found her way into regenerative agriculture and committed to expanding her knowledge around regenerative business practices.

backgroundAaron Craelius

Aaron Craelius

Chief Technical Officer

Aaron brings a depth of software development experience, including desktop programming in C++ and C#, back-end and front-end web development, and embedded and FPGA work. As an avid environmentalist, harnessing technology to benefit the planet and its inhabitants has been a long-time dream.

backgroundChristian Shearer

Christian Shearer

Chief Investment Officer

Christian has worked in ecological agriculture for 15 years, primarily with farmers in Southeast Asia. As a co-founder of Terra Genesis International, he worked with natural products brands, helping them to invest into creating regenerative supply systems. Christian is passionate about accelerating the adoption of regenerative agriculture. He is a member of the Board of Directors.

backgroundSarah Baxendell

Sarah Baxendell

Director of Business Development

Sarah specializes in ecological design, product development, and green finance. For the past decade, she has worked at the intersection of start-ups and community-based nonprofits to develop impact-centric ecological projects. She was most recently the Executive Director of Hilltop Urban Farm, the largest urban farming project in the United States.

backgroundMark DeRugeriis

Mark DeRugeriis

CFO

Mark’s expertise is in corporate finance, treasury, and operations. He also brings a wealth of experience within the startup and SMB space having managed an M&A practice, worked at a PE firm, and co-founded a HR tech startup in the AI/micro skill assessment space. Mark has an innate curiosity about identifying inefficiencies and implementing processes to achieve better results.

backgroundCory Levinson

Cory Levinson

Director of Engineering

Cory is a software engineer and technical product manager who gained experience in data infrastructure at SoundCloud before moving into blockchain in 2017. He is an alumni of Strelka Institute in Moscow, and was recently in residence at Recurse Center working on a Rust client for the off-grid solarpunk social network, Secure Scuttlebutt, before joining the Regen team.

backgroundDr Gisel Booman

Dr Gisel Booman

Lead Scientist

Dr. Booman, PhD Biological Sciences, Landscape Ecology, leads the integration process between the Ecological State Protocols development and the current state of remote sensing. Dr. Booman is experienced with GIS, ecosystem services, and nonpoint pollution/runoff assessments. Dr. Booman lives with her family in Argentina.

backgroundDavid Fortson

David Fortson

Director of Marketing

David is the co-founder and CEO of LOACOM, a marketing and movement building agency working with better world companies. Joining Regen Network at its inception, David and the LOACOM team support marketing, movement-building, events, sales, fund development, and strategy. David has worked for over a decade in the regenerative agricultural movement.

backgroundMarie Gauthier

Marie Gauthier

Senior Software Engineer

Marie is an ecologically committed full-stack developer with a great interest in permaculture. She has been developing web and mobile applications for 10 years. She values transparency, fairness and sustainability through the projects she works on. She truly believes in Regen’s mission to promote regenerative agriculture.

backgroundAmaury Martiny

Amaury Martiny

Senior Software Engineer

Currently working on the Cosmos SDK, Amaury’s MSc degree in Computer Science informs his full-stack work in blockchain and web development. Previously at Parity Technologies, Amaury values decentralization, privacy and open-source, and is very passionate about tackling the climate emergency.

backgroundRobert Zaremba

Robert Zaremba

Senior Software Engineer

MSC in CS, seasoned in solution architecture, data intelligence, smart contracts and applied cryptography. His professional interest covers FinTech, ESG factors and Consumer Sovereignty. Being a CTO of startups, and working for international companies, he is well disposed towards Lean Workflows. Robert is leading a blockchain community in Geneva.

backgroundEmily Rogers

Emily Rogers

Marketing Coordinator

Emily is a digital marketing maven and visual storyteller passionate about utilizing her skills to help build a better world. With a background in environmental stewardship, digital marketing, and design, Emily supports Regen Network's marketing and communications to build momentum around blockchain's unique capacity to regenerate the planet.

backgroundErika Logie

Erika Logie

UI/UX Designer

Erika has 13+ years of experience as a UX and UI Designer, and focuses on projects that create positive change for people and planet. Over the last 7 years she has been involved in the decentralized startup scene as a designer for Yellow Seed, a conscious trade platform for cacao, NuMundo, a conscious travel platform, and Producers Market, a marketplace for empowering farmers.

backgroundSam Bennetts

Sam Bennetts

Science and Registry Program Manager

Sam is a GIS and remote sensing specialist focused on designing programmatic solutions to geospatial problems. Sam's work includes urbanization, land cover change studies, glacier dynamics, and sea level rise. Recently, Sam worked with residents in Vermont to develop methods for carbon sequestration in hardwood forests that address climate change.

backgroundDaniel Pittman

Daniel Pittman

Community Manager and IT

Daniel is a highly motivated software engineer experienced with multiple programming languages, Blockchain technology, and working in start-up project environments. His love for community, exceptional communication, interpersonal negotiation, presentation, and problem-solving skills have helped him become a community leader in all of his endeavors.

backgroundMark Hagelberg

Mark Hagelberg

Software Engineer

Mark is a web-focused engineer with experience in consumer-facing hospitality and airline projects, as well as mapping and enterprise SaaS. Before transitioning into tech, he was involved in live music promotion, natural foods, and building a community around plant-based living in Denver.

backgroundDavid Daniel

David Daniel

Software Engineer

David is a seasoned software engineer with a passion for holistic thought and the potential of decentralization to affect positive societal change. Having worked in the blockchain sphere on projects including SALT Lending, Shapeshift, and Bitcoin.com, he is thrilled to combine these passions to help fight the growing climate emergency.

backgroundTyler Goodman

Tyler Goodman

Junior Blockchain Engineer

Tyler is a senior Computer Science student at California State University, Fullerton, where he founded and currently leads a blockchain campus club. He has experience working alongside ethereum researchers to contribute to the go-ethereum client, as well as developing an award winning DeFi hackathon project at ETHOnline.

backgroundRebecca Harman

Rebecca Harman

Land Steward Project Manager

Rebecca has worked as a farmer, researcher, and conservationist in Texas, Tennessee, and Haiti. An advocate for soil and wildlife conservation, she wants to see climate change and land degradation addressed through innovation and collaboration. She holds a M.S. in Soil Science and writes about “yardening,” nature and wildlife.

backgroundRyan Christoffersen

Ryan Christoffersen

Developer Relations

Ryan is a self-taught software developer with an educational background in language studies, literature, and filmmaking. Ryan has experience building tools for decentralized governance on Ethereum as well as infrastructure for Polkadot. He values open-source software and decentralization and he is deeply committed to ecological regeneration.

backgroundRu Horlick

Ru Horlick

Blockchain Engineer

Ru has a background in Computer Science, focusing on mathematical stuff like type theory and formal proof. He has a lot of energy for nature, community building, and social change, which he channels through work with Extinction Rebellion. He is in the early stages of a regenerative land project, combining rewilding and syntropic agroforestry, to help soils and biodiversity flourish.

backgroundJohn Kemp

John Kemp

Lead Software Engineer

John has a twenty-year history of developing security software products, most recently as the lead architect for a set of web applications and specialized hardware for providing cryptographic signing, encryption, and public-key infrastructure for automobile mapping and location services. He lives with his family in rural western Massachusetts and is excited to bring his experience of security software engineering together to support regenerative agriculture practices.

backgroundAlex Karana

Alex Karana

Product Legal Assistant

Alex is a licensed attorney in Illinois and holds a chemical engineering degree. Alex practices intellectual property law and worked in automotive prior to law school with brands like Jeep, Polaris, Toyota, and GM. Alex has a passion for working with startups and is interested in blockchain, NFTs, and cryptography. Alex currently lives in Chicago and is from Detroit.

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Ned Horning

Remote Sensing Specialist

Ned is an environmental remote sensing specialist and geospatial jack of all trades with over 35+ years of experience. Ned has spent nine years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, nine years working as a private consultant, and 18 years with the American Museum of Natural History. He is thrilled to be applying his skills to support planetary regeneration with Regen Network.

backgroundDarren Kong

Darren Kong

Director of Product for Regen Ledger

Darren is a product leader and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in startups and enterprise. As a co-founder of blockchain R&D firm, Other Internet, he has worked closely with crypto protocols, as well as, infrastructure projects. He enjoys gardening, keeping chickens and bees, and cooking; through his work and life, he hopes to help build permanent cultures.

backgroundAnil Kumar Kammari

Anil Kumar Kammari

Senior Software Engineer / CTO of Vitwit

Anil is a Cofounder and CTO of Vitwit, a technology consulting and services company from India. Started his career as a fullstack developer, built interest in decentralization and quantum computing. He’s working closely with the Cosmos ecosystem from 2018 and helping multiple projects with consulting and development.

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Aleem MD

Senior Software Engineer / Vitwit

Aleem is a senior software engineer at Vitwit. He has been working as a full stack and mobile developer for more than 4 years. He is passionate about agriculture and worked on an image based Crop Disease Detection system using deep learning. Aleem is currently working on the Cosmos SDK and Regen ledger and is interested in distributed systems.

backgroundLikitha Polavarapu

Likitha Polavarapu

Software Engineer / Vitwit

Likhita is a CS graduate from IIIT and is working as a full stack blockchain engineer at Vitwit. She is from an agricultural family and always wanted to bridge the technology gaps in farming. Likhita is currently working on the Cosmos SDK and Regen Ledger and is very passionate about solving climate change.

backgroundAtheesh Padala

Atheesh Padala

Software Engineer / Vitwit

Atheesh is a software development engineer at Vitwit. He has been working as a fullstack developer in blockchain and web development for more than 3 years, contributing to Regen Ledger and Cosmos-SDK. Atheesh believes in Regen Network's mission to support regenerative agriculture.

backgroundKaustubh Kapatral

Kaustubh Kapatral

ValOps Lead / Vitwit

Kaustubh is a validator infrastructure lead and has been involved in the crypto space since late 2016. He made the jump from mining PoW coins to validating on PoS networks to help minimize the overall environmental impact of large mining server farms. Kaustubh loves playing with client interfaces and is currently working as a QA for Cosmos SDK and Regen Ledger.

backgroundTica Lubin

Tica Lubin

Science Program Coordinator

Tica is a program manager and science communicator with over 20 years of experience managing design projects and developing content for museums, start-ups and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about climate change work, pursuing a Master’s in Sustainable Design focusing on incorporating seaweed as an alternative economic source for fishing communities.

backgroundAyaz Khan

Ayaz Khan

CPA, CMA

Ayaz is the Co-Founder of Bottom Line Accounting Solutions, an accounting services company in Toronto, Canada. He has extensive accounting and finance experience in the tech startup space working with SaaS, E-commerce and FinTech companies as a Fractional Controller and Financial Operations Lead. He comes from a family of farmers and owns a lemon orchard in Asia.

Contributors

backgroundWill Szal

Will Szal

Board President - Regen Foundation

Will’s background in gift economics and local food systems helped him to start PVGrows, a network in Western MA funding local food system infrastructure, and develop a license for definancializing physical infrastructure, the Gift License. Will serves as Board President at Regen Foundation.

backgroundEthan Frey

Ethan Frey

Developer

Ethan Frey has years of experience in distributed systems, cryptography, customer-oriented web design, and blockchain. And a strong desire to build something meaningful to humankind. He is delighted to combine these passions at Regen Network.

backgroundDaniel Swid

Daniel Swid

Consultant

Daniel has contributed to the foundational success of 5 technology startups and has worked in Silicon Valley, Israel, and Asia Pacific. At VMware R&D he founded the prototyping practice and has a gift for scaling and accelerating early stage teams.

backgroundKyle Birchard

Kyle Birchard

Ecological Economist

Kyle works at the intersection of economics and natural resource management. In recent years, he has helped estimate the benefits of watershed restoration in the San Francisco Bay, measured the impacts of drought on agriculture in arid lands, and provided support for an environmental finance initiative in Washington state.

backgroundPete Farmer

Pete Farmer

Developer

After nearly thirty years of software development, mostly in finance and insurance, the telco sector, and several tech startups, Pete finds that plying his craft in the service of planetary regeneration to be refreshingly worthwhile. He supports front and back-end development activities.

backgroundBrecht Deriemaeker

Brecht Deriemaeker

Co-founder, Engineer

Brecht is a seasoned field engineer with a love for appropriate technology, previously with The Blueprint Alliance. Strong focus on systems design and rapid iterative testing. MS Electromechanical Engineering, MS Industrial & Product Design.

backgroundJared Smith

Jared Smith

Front End Developer

Jared is a frontend developer who loves computers and the wild world. Jared has been involved with blockchain since 2011. He built one of the ETH RPG games. As both a farmer and developer, he feels extremely lucky to serve ecological regeneration with Regen Network.

backgroundGarrette Furo

Garrette Furo

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND BLOCKCHAIN ECONOMICS

Garrette knows that ecological auditing and distributed networks are paramount to capitalism in the twenty-first century. Garrette has worked with family offices and private equity funds on ESG classification and blockchain tech. Garrette has held positions as a neuroscientist at Columbia University (CUMC), a U.S. Bitcoin ETF applicant, miner, and investor in emerging industries.

backgroundJames Pittman

James Pittman

SENIOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMIST

James has over 20 years of experience in whole systems design, triple bottom line accounting, and sustainability strategy with a focus on land management and agriculture. He specializes in the development of innovative strategies and incentive mechanisms for carbon asset management, ecosystem service payments, and regenerative natural capital investment finance.

backgroundAdriana Mihai

Adriana Mihai

Blockchain Community Liason

Adriana is a long term community contributor of the @cosmos ecosystem, helping Regen with community awareness through “Last/This week in Regen”. She believes that humanity is at a critical breaking point and Regen’s project on ecological regeneration acts as a beacon of light by adding value to the worldwide efforts in saving the world.

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Sophia Leiker

Geospatial Environmental Researcher and Project Analyst

Sophia is a geospatial researcher with experience employing remote sensing techniques and GIS analysis to address environmental inquiries. An alumni of UC Berkeley, Sophia has worked as a researcher for NASA DEVELOP, where she led projects studying geospatial applications. She supports the science team in methodology development and project management.

Advisors

backgroundBrian Fox

Brian Fox

Open Source and Technology Architecture

Kano.ONE Founder, Orchid Labs Co-Founder, is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, investor, and musician. Brian was the first employee of the Free Software Foundation and the creator of Bash, a key component of every modern operating system, and used by millions of developers world wide. Brian is active in the open source election system community.

backgroundAlex Kehaya

Alex Kehaya

Market Fit and Business Development

Alex is an accomplished entrepreneur, investor, and educator with deep experience in startup investment, acceleration, and growth as a partner, angel investor, and advisor to diverse businesses. He is passionate about social impact businesses capable of driving change at the intersection of privacy, democracy, education, human rights, and technology.

backgroundAndrew Nannini

Andrew Nannini

Investment Adviser and Business Development

Andrew Nannini is the CIO of a family office specializing in investments across all asset classes and regions. Prior to this, Andrew worked for an equity hedge fund in Brazil focusing on emerging market companies. He started his career in Credit Suisse’s Asset Management divisions and holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a MBA from New York University.