Tell us a little bit about your background
I am originally from Colombia where I worked with the banana industry for more than 12 years. I came to live in Australia in 2012 joining the horticultural industry in Carnarvon WA as a project manager and Agronomist. Following that, I spent two years with the pre packed salad industry working with growers to guarantee permanent good supply of leafy crops to the factory.
What do you like about working in the vegetable industry?
I love the dynamic of this industry. There is always a new challenge to look at and growers are on permanent look out for better ways to do things and this represents an enormous opportunity to learn and help. The future of this industry in Australia is brilliant and I want to be part of this challenge.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
My spare time is 100% family dedicated. I live in Gippsland and this area offers great areas and landscapes to enjoy free time with your family. I love to play soccer, I have big ping pong challenges every night with my son and I like to cook while listening salsa music and dancing with my wife and daughter.
What is your favourite vegetable, and why?
I love to eat mixes of veggies, especially beans, onions and tomatoes chopped and fried for a couple of minutes in olive oil and white wine. I like to eat carrots as a snack and garlic is for me a must have veggie every time I’m cooking.