George Loquvam, Founding Partner George is a US citizen with over 35-year experience in Latin American agriculture. He also has worked in cocoa in Nicaragua, Colombia, Haiti, Peru and Ecuador. He has good experience managing FFS for Blommer Chocolate in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He has an MSc in horticulture from the University of Arizona and is a permanent resident of Ecuador.
Jeff Sheedy, Founding Partner Jeff graduated from the US Naval Academy and served as a nuclear submarine officer. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and has owned and operated industrial companies for over 14 years. He provides experience to operational and management activities. He is a permanent resident of Ecuador.
Maggie Sheedy, Founding Partner Maggie graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Marketing. After many years working for Wall Street firms, she turned her focus to marketing and expanding the awareness of the exceptional quality of the cacao products of the Sacha Gold® brand internationally. She lives in Washington, DC.
Julio Váscones, Founding Partner Julio has a degree in agriculture from Zamorano in Honduras and an MBA from INCAE in Costa Rica. He has more than 29 years hands-on management experience and 8 years in cocoa production and is very knowledgeable as regards to the Sacha Gold® selections. He is detail oriented and is an excellent Business Manager. He also has years of management experience in dairy and flower operations in the Ecuadorian Highlands. He has good experience managing FFS for Blommer Chocolate in the Ecuadorian Amazon. He is an Ecuadorian citizen.
Our passionate farmers, founders and managers.
Farm Manager Marisol Choez.
Cimarron Founding Partner Maggie Sheedy on a rainy day on the farm.
Cimarron Founding Partner George Loquvan, Ramon Caicedo, Field Leader Angel Solis, Field Leader Vicente Lopez, Founding Partner Richard Biocca, Farm Manager Marisol Choez, Jose Sanchez, Fernando Valverde and Fermenter & Bean Dryer Santo Marquez.