Mateo Aguilar, Co-founder of Local Food Lab
Mateo Aguilar: I am the cofounder of Local Food Lab. I’m also the website designer and photographer. A native of Southern California, I’m a visual artist and designer (Columbia University 2013) with a focus on aquaponics and closed-loop biomimetic systems. I have lived and worked in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Costa Rica and South Korea. I gained extensive background in food service, food buying and food distribution working with Trader Joe’s and for restaurants across the U.S. and I have launched three food startups. I’m a veteran of the U.S. military where I specialized in transportation, logistics and extremely long road marches. I am now passionate about supporting local foodsheds and their potential to deliver healthy food to underserved areas. Occasionally I surf, skate and rotate.