s the founder and CEO of eHarvestHub, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive staff. An inspired entrepreneur and passionate leader, eHarvestHub is the latest achievement in his 20-plus years of building businesses, engaging employees and serving customers and clients.
Alvaro’s first experiences were forged in Nicaraguan war zones. At the age of 12 worked for his friend’s dad harvesting potatoes during the summer. From ages 13 to 14 worked loading his older brother Carlos’ truck with 100 pound sacks of fresh produce and coffee to be delivered to the produce terminal and coffee mills until at just 15 years of age, his parents made the difficult decision to send Alvaro to the United States instead of seeing him drafted as a soldier for the communist regime. In the U.S. Alvaro lived with two older brothers, one of whom left high school to work and provide for his younger brother. These deep and resonant experiences shaped him to be industrious, resourceful — a leader — and it is what drives him to respond to challenges and deliver meaningful products and services to market, as well as to bring positive change to the world around him.
Alvaro found eHarvestHub, a set of tools that connect small farmers to retail buyers and carriers — the Uber of local food — and a marketplace that will change how that food reaches our tables. Alvaro currently lives in Discovery Bay California surrounded by some of eHarvestHub Sweet Corn Farms. In his free time, Alvaro is either coaching his kids’ basketball or soccer team or reading and hiking.