Plant-for-the-Planet
Restoration Team

Our passion comes from our people. Different backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives make us a stronger and more capable team. This is especially true for our workers on site. Every single team member makes a valuable contribution. The experts listed here, as well as all the other members of our reforestation team, are the true heroes who put our mission and the donors' mandate into action.

Dr Anna Carbonell
Director of Yucatán Restoration & Research

I lead and manage the ecologists and the logistics teams in the restoration sites in the Yucatán Peninsula. I also oversee our other restoration projects in México.

Dr Anna Carbonell

Dr Leland Werden
Director of Science

I lead the design of our forest restoration plans and monitoring program in the Yucatán, and provide scientific guidance to other projects around the world.

Dr Leland Werden

Antonio Dominguez
Restoration Coordinator (Las Americas)

I coordinate and supervise the restoration activities in all Las Americas sites. I work in the field verifying all the site preparation, planting and maintenance.

Antonio Dominguez

Dinosca Rondon Rivera
GIS Coordinator

My main job is to create detailed maps of vegetation, soils, water conditions and more to guide decision making. As part of that, I often help with restoration supervision.

Dinosca Rondon Rivera

Doris Rodriguez
Field Technician

Montserrat and I are in charge of data collection (height, diameter and survival of plants), physically and digitally of the experiments. When it is required, I help all the coordinators in all the different projects as a general support staff.

Doris Rodriguez

Dr Jose Zapata
Restoration Coordinator (Bacalar)

Together with Ivett, I coordinate and supervise the restoration works, including planning, management and well-being of the staff involved at La Ceiba, Bacalar.

Dr Jose Zapata

Elder de la Cruz
Logistics Coordinator

I’m in charge of all logistics and support staff, so I ensure that our vehicles and buildings are maintained, that our kitchen staff provides tasty meals for everyone and that the roads are intact.

Elder de la Cruz

Fernando Garcia
Acquisitions & Purchasing Officer

I’m in charge of all acquisitions, that includes food for 100 people, machetes, car parts and research equipment.

Fernando Garcia

Isaias Gomez
Accountant

I am from Constitucion and an accountant by training. I’m responsible for HR and accounting at Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico.

Isaias Gomez

Ivett Marquez
Restoration Coordinator (Bacalar)

Together with Jose, I coordinate the restoration work in La Ceiba, Bacalar. Supervising and participating in the activities of the program.

Ivett Marquez

Marcos Escobar
Seed Program Coordinator

I am in charge of the native tree seed collection program in Mexico. I also write articles for the blog. 

Marcos Escobar

Montserrat Samaniego
Field Technician

Doris and I are in charge of data collection (height, diameter and survival of plants), physically and digitally of the experiments. When it is required, I help all the coordinators in all the different projects as a general support staff.

Montserrat Samaniego

Ricardo Gaumer
Research Coordinator

I am in charge of organizing and carrying out the experiments and taking measurements and samples for the study of forest restoration.

Ricardo Gaumer

Samantha Davalos Segura
Restoration Projects Evaluator

I am in charge of developing the project standards and coordinating the evaluation of all the planting projects present in the Plant-for-the-Planet platform.

Samantha Davalos Segura