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Meet our team

Nick Halmos
CEO, Farmer-in-Chief

Nick began his career in urban farming as an undergraduate in 2001. Since that time, Nick has been a consistent innovator in the urban agriculture field while also pursuing a variety of entrepreneurial interests. In 2010, Nick moved Cityblooms to Santa Cruz, California and assembled a team to develop the next generation of urban farming technology. Nick holds a JD from Vanderbilt Law School and a BA from Brown University.

Kate Gerwe
VP, Bus. Dev.

Kate is developing creative go-to-market strategies for Cityblooms patented modular micro-farming solutions that enable anyone, anywhere to grow ultra-fresh, hyper-local, nutritious, delicious food. Integrated technology solutions incudes Saas platform and iPad app that automatically manage the farming environment and enables farmers to stay connected at all times.

Quentin Lindh
R & D

Since growing up on a farm in the Santa Cruz mountains, horticulture has become a lifelong passion for this Cityblooms’ jack-of-all-trades. Quentin has been instrumental in developing our innovative agricultural systems, from designing environmental control sensors to debugging refill events. Quentin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in applied mathematics.

Max Laddon

Max began studying horticulture at Cabrillo College in 2012. There, he spent several years working at the horticulture facility, developing an interest in the exciting possibilities of controlled environment agriculture and hydroponic food production. Max managed various greenhouse crops and hydroponic systems from seed to sale at local farmers markets. He will be graduating with an A.S. degree in Horticulture in Fall 2014 from Cabrillo College.

Tony J. Fader
Software & Services

Tony has more than two decades of experience at the intersection of Web and embedded markets. His ability to quickly understand and solve non-trivial software design and programming challenges while accounting for various factors such as time-to-market and appropriate use of resources enables Cityblooms to identify, implement and deploy the right combination of traditional and emerging technologies while boosting organizational efficiency, capability and adaptability.