Meet Us

Who we are

Our team is small yet mighty. We value the individual skills and contributions that each of us brings to the table in pursuit of strengthening the whole ecosystem. A commitment to whole-systems thinking guides our work forward with integrity.

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

Founder & Co-Director

As the founder of RAA, Regi manages the RAA’s vision and business goals. He is focused on creating a collective governance structure to ensure the ecosystem’s social, economic and ecological criteria remain intact as it grows in scope and scale.

Bec Ersek

Business Administrator

Bec manages the RAA’s institutional memory and day-to-day operations. A community-organizer and activist, they also work at Feed the People Farm, a worker-owned cooperative in Northfield, MN.

Diane Beck

Co-Director

Diane is the Co-Director at the RAA. She is responsible for aligning the priorities of the organization, overseeing communication and forging partnerships through outreach and events.

Wilber De La Rosa

Manager of Farmer Outreach and Technical Assistance

Wilber’s work at the RAA is focused on helping farmers deploy and expand the Regenerative Poultry System. Wilber specialized in livestock production while completing Agronomy at the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras.

Tony Wells

Interim Poultry Processing Manager

Tony works to deploy physical infrastructure projects for the RAA. His current focus is the poultry processing facility out of Stacyville, Iowa. Under Tony’s leadership, the facility has been operating under USDA inspection since November of 2021 and is certified organic by MOSA.

Board of Directors

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin

President
Founder of RAA

Florence Reed

Vice President
Sustainable Harvest International Founder and Director of Strategic Growth

Ann Wolf

Treasurer
Co-Program Director, MidwestHealthyAg.ORG

Luis Marcos

Advisor
Development Director, Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

Nick Hernandez

Advisor
CEO, Makoce Agriculture Development

Bridget Guiza

Advisor
Co-Founder, Ogema Organics

Dawn Sherman

Advisor
CEO at Native American Natural Foods LLC

Reginaldo
Haslett-Marroquin

Founder & Co-Director

As the founder of RAA, Regi manages the RAA’s vision and business goals.  He is focused on creating a collective governance structure to ensure the ecosystem’s social, economic and ecological criteria remain intact as it grows in scope and scale.  Regi has worked in rural development since 1988 and holds degrees in Agronomy and Agricultural Economics from the Central National School of Agriculture in Guatemala; and business management from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN.  Author of, In the Shadow of Green Man: My Journey from Poverty and Hunger and Food Sovereignty and Hope,” Regi is committed to indigenous design practices and healing relationships as part of the natural ecosystem on which we depend.  If you ask Regi what his dream is, it is to farm.  Along with his wife Amy, he is currently developing Salvatierra Farm; a 75-acre piece of land in Northfield, MN to serve as a place to learn and experience the first hand beauty of the regenerative poultry production system and host live community events. When not on the farm or presenting at a conference; you can find him by following the sound of his laugh while he draws the transformation of energy on the back of a napkin at a local watering hole. 

Bec Ersek

Business Administrator

Bec manages the RAA’s institutional memory and day-to-day operations.  A community-organizer and activist, they also work at Feed the People Farm, a worker-owned cooperative in Northfield, MN.  In addition to deploying the Regenerative Poultry System, Feed the People leads the Northfield Curbside Compost Cooperative.  Bec moved to the Midwest from the East Coast with their dog Beefy.  They are finding themselves right at home in the budding community of Northfield.  You can expect to find them at a concert venue, tending to their backyard chickens or connecting with community members at local coffee shop, Little Joy.

Diane Beck

Co-Director

Diane is the Co-Director at the RAA.  She is responsible for aligning the priorities of the organization, overseeing communication and forging partnerships through outreach and events. Her background is grounded in connecting community-based nutrition programs and hospitality management to regional food systems. Diane holds a BA in Food Systems Studies from the Evergreen State College and an International Design Certificate from the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.  Diane lives in Minneapolis with her husband Theo and their Australian Shepherd, Mochi.  On the weekends you can find them out on the mountain bike trails, discovering new state parks and camping in their recently renovated Sprinter Van, Poppy.

Wilber De La Rosa

Manager of Farmer Outreach and Technical Assistance

Wilber’s work at the RAA is focused on helping farmers deploy and expand the Regenerative Poultry System.  Wilber specialized in livestock production while completing Agronomy at the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School in Honduras.  Wilber oversees Jublio Farm, a Regenerative Poultry and Dorper sheep operation and ThreeA LLC, a poultry transportation company.  His most recent endeavor is opening a farm-to-table tortilleria out of Minneapolis using heritage, locally-sourced maize. Wilber lives with his wife and two children in Rochester, Minnesota where they enjoy spending time with their animals on the farm. 

Tony Wells

Interim Poultry Processing Manager

Tony works to deploy physical infrastructure projects for the RAA. His current focus is the poultry processing facility out of Stacyville, Iowa.  Under Tony’s leadership, the facility has been operating under USDA inspection since November of 2021 and is certified organic by MOSA.  Tony received a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, a mini-MBA from University of St.Thomas and previously worked as Plant Engineering Manager for five years at Kemps LLC.  In his free time he can be found dreaming up plans for his farm in Kenyon, Minnesota and creating relationships in the community to move the Regenerative Ecosystem forward.

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