Ricardo I. Garay


Ricardo’s background as a farmer, researcher and designer have shaped his deep understanding of restorative production practices. Over 10 years experience in mixed crop regenerative organics & carbon drawdown; Ricardo is a Regenerative Textile & Systems Strategist. He holds degrees from UC, Davis; B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture Food Systems as well as an M.A. in Sustainability in Fashion; ESMOD Berlin University.

Prior to relocating to Berlin, he was involved in sustainable growing activities in his native California. His pursuit to understand fashion's global value chain and to learn innovative agricultural techniques lead him to places such as Guatemala, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, & Colombia.

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Maxime Paul

Maxime is an autodidactic polymath and cross-domain problem-solver focused on creating sustainable, equitable, and generative solutions. He possesses a wide range of skills and experiences that include technology development and business design as well as interdependent city planning and community engagement. Currently he is the Head of Mobility and Digital Innovation with MHP Americas and CEO/Co-Founder of a SportsTech startup, CMDSense, his fourth venture. He is currently developing a holistic, systems-driven, generative community development framework for disinvested urban and suburban neighborhoods. Maxime holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rice University in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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