Tinia Pina, Founder and CEO
Tinia received her B.S. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech and is a SWANA Certified Composting Systems Technical Associate. Her experiences related to food waste, food systems and sustainability have fueled her passion to increase our communities’ resilience, prosperity, and knowledge to help us live more conscious lives. Tinia’s pioneering business model has earned her a Huffington Post Millennial Impact Grant, the American Express Emerging Innovator award and a MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneur grant, among other honors.
Steven Burnett, PhD: Vice President of Research & Development
Dr. Steven Burnett holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a Minor in Microbiology from the University of Hawaii. In addition, he possesses a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a focus in nanocomposites and dispersions from Howard University. Prior to obtaining his Doctorate, Steven worked as an Analytical Chemist at Pharmavite LLC where he optimized quality testing for soft gel blends and powder to meet U.S. Pharmacopeia’s quality standards and developed standard operating procedures for Near infrared (IR) characterization. Steven is passionate about supporting efforts to preserve oceanic habitats, the conservation of wildlife populations, and the use aquaponics as a sustainable food source.
Andrew Carter, Hydroponic Systems Specialist
Andrew received a BSc in Environmental Sciences and Ecological Design from the Rubenstein School at the University of Vermont. He is a hydroponic grower and systems designer by trade, but is interested in robotics, controlled environments, and the future of farming.
Priya Gandhi, Research & Laboratory Technician