We're a unique mix of foresters, technology experts, and creative communicators. We're brought together by a shared commitment to solve climate change and leave behind a healthy planet for the next generation.
Founder and CEO
Engineer and climate activist. Specializes in rapid growth tech impact. Ex-engineer at PayPal, Facebook. Ex-CEO Reddit.
Head of Forestry
Forester, horticulturist and land use specialist. Director of the Hawaiʻi Island Seed Bank. Founder of Future Forests Nursery.
Head of Site Engineering
Leads construction and deployment of on-site forest tech. Ex-engineer Matterport, PayPal, eBay.
Head of Research and Software
Passionate about clean code and healthy forests. Applied Math PhD. Executive and research scientist at security, AI, and music companies.
Head of Operations
Coach, project manager, engineer, and force multiplier. Ensures even our most complex projects land smoothly.
Head of Marketing, Product & Design
Engineer and product designer. Ex-Facebook, Google, TaskRabbit, Skype, and PayPal. Loves trees.
Head of People
Focused on attracting, growing and retaining amazing talent. Building and scaling a great working environment so employees can do their best work.
Gap filler, executive liaison, and ad hoc swiss army knife, always ensuring we can tackle our toughest problems. Ex PayPal, Affirm, and Flexport.
Terraformation's forestry team are our on-the-ground heroes that understand just how restoration happens. From forestry experts to soil scientists and seed bankers, these are the people that keep us moving forward.
Head of Forestry
Forester, horticulturist, and land use specialist. Director of the Hawaiʻi Island Seed Bank. Founder of Future Forests Nursery.
Head of Seed Banking
Seed banker, ecologist, and biodiversity protector. Botany PhD. Founder/Co-Chair of IUCN Seed Conservation Specialist Group. He haumana mau loa o ka ʻāina.
Native plant steward, seed collector, and banker. Passionate about Hawaiian native plants and conservation. Surfer. Named for the Hawaiian ʻOhiʻa flower.
Landscape planning engineer. Tree planter. Carbon counter. Founder of CarbonBuddy.
Nursery Operations Lead
Jack-of-all-trades. Builder. Seed collector. Soil grower. Former apple farmer.
Passionate about community collaboration to restore Mother Earth. Botany PhD. Countryside wanderer. Former Pacific Regional Coordinator for the Millennium Seed Bank.
Botanist, arborist, and conservationist. Passionate about rare plants. Former International Institute of Tropical Forestry botanist, Director of Puerto Rico's Doña Inés Park.
Forest biomass expert, combining field data and remote sensing. Environmental science PhD. Passionate about art and science interactions. Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researcher. Lecturer at Caltech.
Site restoration assessor. Ensures the right plants land in the right place. Soil science PhD. Trumpeter and pianist. Former US Geological Survey and Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Forest steward restoring Hawaii's last lowland forest. Former midwife. Subsistence farmer. Passionate about restoring human connection with nature, running and ocean swimming.
Resident animal control specialist. Weed tamer. Rock wall and fencing expert. Grew up on a Kona, Hōnaunau coffee farm.
Tree planter and weed slayer. Tackles new challenges daily. Biology program graduate from University of Hawaiʻi. World traveler.
Prepares nursery seedlings for out-planting. Ecology and biology program graduate from University of Hawaiʻi. Studied Hawaiian native birds. Hiker and swimmer.
Supply Chain Specialist
Environmental activist. Former sustainability specialist and project manager for Energy Management Consulting & Construction (EMCC Hawaiʻi). Subsistence farmer. Ceramic artist inspired by native Hawaiian flora and fauna.