DANIEL THEOBALD

founder + chief innovation officer

Daniel graduated MIT with a masters in engineering in 1997. He has 67 issued patents and over 30 patents pending. In 1999 he founded Vecna, now a global leader in autonomous solutions for the logistics industry. In 2014 he co-founded MassRobotics, a non-profit dedicated to the global advancement of the robotics industry. He is dedicated to the idea that technology can be used to improve life for everyone on the planet, and believes that starts with feeding our people and protecting our environment. His passion for robotics and sustainable solutions in agriculture moved him to found Twisted Fields in 2017. 

TOMMY QUINTERO

head farmer

Tommy is a plant loving urban gardener turned farmer who originally began growing food out of fabric pots in Orlando, FL. An interest in hydroponics and commitment to providing food for him and those around him led to research on agriculture through books, podcasts and hands-on experience. Tommy has developed a passion for growing food locally and educating on the important of practicing environmentally conscious techniques to improve the quality of our soil, food, and overall life.

MINDY STRONG

farm manager

Mindy grew up in the Pacific Northwest and found Twisted Fields in 2017 after 3 years vagabonding around the country in a trailer. Although her passion for farming does not exempt her from killing all her house plants. When not spending time doing the boring office work, Mindy enjoys soap making with goat milk and 

RAE MACHADO-GAY

livestock supervisor

Tommy is a plant loving urban gardener turned farmer who originally began growing food out of fabric pots in Orlando, FL. An interest in hydroponics and commitment to providing food for him and those around him led to research on agriculture through books, podcasts and hands-on experience. Tommy has developed a passion for growing food locally and educating on the important of practicing environmentally conscious techniques to improve the quality of our soil, food, and overall life.

TAYLOR ALEXANDER

chief systems engineer

Taylor Alexander (they/he/she) is an engineer with a lifelong passion for robotics. In collaboration with Daniel, Taylor has created the Precision Farming Rover. Taylor is committed to open source robotics as a strategy for lowering costs, guided by their observation that 3D printers dropped in price by 100x after the patents expired.

 

In their personal time Taylor designs Rover, an open source off road computer vision research robot, and runs the website reboot.love, a place to discuss how robots can bring us closer together.

TODD ROBERTS

robotics engineer

Todd is an engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for applying technology to bettering the world. His prior work includes development of prostheses and new forms of pharmaceuticals. Outside of work he enjoys skateboarding, camping, and making art. Todd received his Bachelors of Science from Northeastern University and his Masters of Engineering from UC Berkeley.

ORAN COLLINS

robotics engineer

Oran has been a engineering tinker all of his life, starting from age 10, on his own built a mores code machine comprised of a circuit made out of a light bulb with a car battery, aluminum foil, and a yard stick. When he was 17, he built his first robot; a bluetooth wall-e style tank robot. Oran has been making robots and writing code since 2014, loves building projects at hackathons, and was fortunate to win two prizes for projects he's worked on. When Oran is not coding, he enjoys exploratory hiking, drawing, photography, and armature blacksmithing.

CONTACT US:

 

2015 Bear Gulch Road

San Gregorio, CA 94074

 

info@twistedfields.com

 

T: 650-747-9568

 

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