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Team

 The Grogenics Team is growing. 

 Our vision and values is to help restore our planet and to have a healthier future. 

MICHEL KAINE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Michel has been involved in various developing countries since 1997 in Africa and the Caribbean and holds a patent for an innovative hand pump design. Founder of Grogenics and Quorum Inoculants, a NextGen Agriculture biotech company involved in the production of microbial solutions set to revolutionize the plant industry.

Michel is passionate about helping ocean conservation, poverty communities and regenerative agriculture.

Over the past several years, he has supported numerous research projects in Canada with IRBV, University of Montreal, McGill University, Laval University, Biopterre, Merinov and Agrinova.

Michel sat on the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Buildings, Maintenance and Security Advisory Committee for more than 30 years and holds a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Montreal Polytechnique.

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DR. TIMOTHÉ CROTEAU

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Disciplined and passionate about working the land and preserving the environment, Timothé founded in 2011 a small scale organic farm in Quebec, named Les Jardins d’Inverness, which was quickly recognized as a model of efficiency and profitability. An outstanding educator, Timothé has developed a training component in order to transmit his knowledge and skills to market gardeners from all backgrounds wishing to succeed in making a living with bio-intensive market gardening or simply improve their home garden. Since 2015, Timothé has also developed a partnership with Argentinean market gardeners in El Bolson, Patagonia (Rio Negro province), in order to help them develop more efficient farming practices and better their life standards. As a team member at Grogenics, Timothé will be establishing his methods in DR. Timothé holds a PhD degree in physical chemistry from the University of British Columbia.

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PAOLA CANDELARIA

FIELD OPERATING OFFICER

Since 2018, Jhanny has worked at Fundación Tropicalia first as a project assistant, from where she collaborated in the activities of the different programs carried out by FT, then she became responsible for the Productivity area, where she is in charge of the execution and monitoring of the programs corresponding to this area. Jhanny is an Agricultural Engineer from the Higher Institute of Agriculture University (UISA), in Santiago, DR; has a diploma in Social Entrepreneurship, and certifications in Development Project Management, Inclusive Agri-Food Systems, Controlled Environment Production and Organic Production. She is originally from Miches and was a beneficiary of FT’s scholarship program. She is now officially part of Grogenis's team and will not only be with us, but will be participating in her own garden.

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CONNOR GREAUX-TAYLOR 
PROJECT DIRECTOR ST. KITTS

After having studied in G. 9 at Trinity College School in Port Hope Ontario, Connor returned to his home country of St.Kitts and Nevis to pursue his studies at SKI Academy until G. 11. He then started to work full-time as a Travel Director for Sunlinc, where he remained until the Covid Pandemic struck. Grogenics was the ideal stepping stone for him to follow his passion of working in nature and supporting its ecological growth and ecosystems, because he was raised in St. Kitts and cared about the environment. 

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ANDREA GARCIA-MENDEZ
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Andrea has a history of working in both museum and the art industry as an experienced Lead Director. She is skilled in teamwork and leadership, and holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Northeastern University.  

Over the past several years, she has been Co-Chair of the Young Global Leaders, and Director of Monaco Private Label Young Leaders Global. She speaks fluently in French, English and Spanish. Living in Boston, and having close ties in Monaco and Mexico, she is a fabulous addition to our team.

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DR. MOHAMED HIJRI

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Mohamed is a full professor of soil microbiology with a focus on mysorrhizal symbiosis research at the department of biological sciences at the University of Montreal, where he has established The Hijri Lab at the Plant Biology Research Institute. Mohamed initiated over $30 M in research grants, including a large-scale project funded by Genome Canada and Genome Quebec, and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in high impacted journals. Mohamed obtained a BSc, MSc and PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Burgundy, Dijon France, and  worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Molecular genetics and genomics with Dr. Ian R. Sanders at the University of Basel and the Sanders lab at the University of Lausanne.

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JOSÉE DANCAUSE

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

After graduating from Economics, Josée started her career as a marketing director at a Montreal downtown shopping centre, and then worked as a foreign relations project representative on a two-year contract. Her initial love for creativity brought her back to work in marketing.

In her new executive marketing employment, she was able to develop and introduce entire advertising campaigns in financial, medical and manufacturing sectors, develop web sites and corporate images, design logos, brochures and copyright publicity for magazines.

In recent years, she have been volunteering on several committees, including the marketing and the board of governors at a private school in Montreal.

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ALEXANDRA KAINE
SOCIAL MEDIA CREATOR

Our newest and youngest team member, Alexandra, is currently enrolled in school in British Columbia and will enter her first-year university class in the fall. Alexandra has established herself as a crucial member of our team. Her meticulous attention to detail and keen understanding of technology's applications have helped the organisation advance. She created Grogenics' website, came up with its concept, and prepared significant, updated reports for various organisations. We can't wait for Alexandra to complete her education and join our staff permanently.

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