Juan Cosigua

Juan Cosigua

Juan Cosigua   Director of Operations When Juan ran away from abusive parents at seven years old he never dreamed of being a husband, a father, community leader, or Field Director of Cultiva International. His life has been centered on working towards a better...
MJ Pereira

MJ Pereira

MJ Pereira    Administrative Director Maria Jose — or “MJ” — is originally from Guatemala City and is Cultiva’s administrative director. She has a law degree and is also a sworn translator and interpreter. She keeps Cultiva legal and legit with...
Juana Cumes

Juana Cumes

Juana Cumes   Operations and Administrative Assistant Juana Cumes is from Chuaxic, Solola. She is a single mother to a nine-year-old boy whose father was killed in an accident shortly after he was born. Juana embodies the way we hire our employees. A job with...
Juan Pablo

Juan Pablo

Juan Pablo   Operations Assistant Cultiva was started in 2013 on a two-acre homestead in the town of San Jose Chacaya. Juan Pablo worked construction on the property next door. He was always very helpful and friendly, like a good neighbor. He was honest and...
Mary Sacquic

Mary Sacquic

Mary Sacquic   Field Training Manager Mary Sacquic is from Santa Lucia, Utatlan and she is a single mother to a 10-year-old daughter. She studied Business Administration in school and she worked for the local municipality for four years. Santa Lucia is one of the...
Juan Molina

Juan Molina

Juan Molina   Gardener Juan brought his green thumb to Cultiva several years ago to maintain the landscaping at Casa Cultiva, Cultiva’s volunteer housing in Panajachel. When he started to identify every flower and plant by name we knew he could do so much more....