The Fair Carbon Exchange was born out of the realization that we have less time than most people realize to reduce Greenhouse Gas in the atmosphere. The research coming out of a number of sources supports the claim that regenerative agriculture alone can reverse the accumulation of greenhouse gas.
We've assembled a team of exceptional leaders, researchers, and industry influencers who collectively combine decades of experience from their various fields. Read more below.
Co-founder and CEO
Fair Carbon Exchange Founder and President, Jimmy has combined a career in ecology with management consulting, entrepreneurship and teaching at a private university.
He has created and run 6 companies in Europe and the US, working as a Lean management consultant with executives at hundreds of companies including IBM, Kodak, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble and Kellogg's. His consultancy was centered on Lean Thinking and sustainability using fundamental archetypal principles of nature that are found in all systems.
Jimmy founded and managed the Ecology Unit for the South African Seaweed Laboratory (S.A. Government Department of Commerce) which developed sustainably harvested kelp extract still used commercially after 32 years. He founded a supply chain optimization company in the UK 30 years ago that grew internationally and is still employing some original members in the US, England and South Africa. He was a cofounder and general manager of Dove Solutions LLC, an Internet development company, where he hired and set-up office space for 52 new employees in the first 3 months.
Jimmy is the author of the chapter “Using Lean Thinking Approaches to Speed Sustainable Development.” In the book: “Sustainable Development” edited by Ukaga, Maser and Reichenbach, CRC Press 2009.
He obtained a graduate degree in Ecology (M.S. equivalent) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. As an ecologist he has been pursuing solutions for the climate, food and water crises and has helped develop systems for coordinating the transitioning of farmers and foresters to the regenerative soil practices which address all these needs.
Elaine Ingham Ph.D.
Co-founder and Chief Soil Scientist
As founder of the Soil Food Web, Elaine has worked with farmers in many countries to help them switch from using synthetic chemicals to a natural method of farming.
There are now approximately 3 million acres under cultivation using her methods for scientific Biological farming. She was Chief Scientist at the Rodale Institute from 2011 to 2013. She has authored four books and over 50 research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals relating to soil ecology.
In her spare time, Elaine publishes scientific papers, writes book chapters and gives talks at meetings and symposia around the world. Attendance at Elaine’s courses is always very high given her depth of knowledge and dynamic presentation style, as well as being a world-renown leader in research of the soil food web.
Elaine earned her Ph.D. in microbiology (specializing in soil) from Colorado State University. She is an Affiliate Professor, Graduate Research, at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW, Australia. She was Program Chair of the Ecological Society of America from 1999 to 2000.
Co-founder and Chief Training Officer
The Great Sand Dunes National Park, in Southern Colorado, was home to Molly's family for many years. She and her sisters enjoyed a backyard of pinion pine tree covered mountains and clean streams to play in. They didn't know how lucky they were.
Years later, she would pursue a B.S. in Sustainable Living in one of the most land-altered regions in the U.S., the Midwest. Iowa is notorious for being the most man-manipulated state in the U.S. and it was while living there that she witnessed soil loss, food, land and water degradation that would be the catalyst for a paradigm shift in her life.
Under the direction of her mentor, Dr. Elaine Ingham and the support of the Maharishi University of Management, she started The Living Soil Compost Lab. She and her team made the highest quality compost with diverse microbial life. They did applications throughout the community and trained others to do it for themselves.
Molly is now the director of Haviland Earth Regeneration (HER). She has had the pleasure and honor of working with farmers, composting operations, universities, and government organisations throughout the world in education for soil building techniques.
The goals of HER are to: (1) Build Balanced Soil As Quickly As Possible, (2) Grow Food That Is Medicine, (3) Train Others To Do It For Themselves.
She agrees whole heartedly with Lydia Khristeva, the Soviet soil scientist in her statement, “The duty of a scientist is that: the Earth should be pure, and people should be full.” Molly's advice is to build some soil and watch the myriad of benefits unfold!
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
After years of working in corporate America, Loida realized that she wanted to do something meaningful to help the environment and all its inhabitants.
That was when she decided to dedicate her time and efforts to healing our precious soil, without which, climate change continues at a rapid rate, contaminated run-off water kills life in our lakes and oceans, while healthy food can not be grown.
Loida obtained a B.S. in Sustainable Living and a Living Soils consultant certification under the guidance of Dr. Elaine Ingham.
She is now a professional Living Soils consultant devoting all her time to working with growing systems that heal the soil and so produce healthy food for humans and animals to consume, while reducing climate change via carbon sequestration.
Co-founder and Chief Communications Officer
Vivian is the founder of DocTerre, a Living Soils lab, consultation, analysis and remediation service located near Montreal in Quebec. Her vision is to help the transition of soil practices from those that kill soil life to those that allow biology to thrive.
Vivian also teaches Permaculture Design Courses and workshops, integrating soil food web science with Permaculture design and principles.
Vivian graduated from the School of Environment at McGill University in Montréal, during which she worked under Professor Catherine Potvin doing ecological field work with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. With this ecological field work experience at hand, Vivian continued the practical application of ecosystem design through years of studying and practicing Permaculture.
After all this experience of environmental issues and observation of natural systems, it became clear to her that there was a missing link somewhere among all these sciences. This led Vivian to complete her study of ecology and ecosystem theory under the guidance of Dr. Elaine Ingham at Soil Food Web Inc.
These studies of soil microscopy, compost, compost tea, and living soil sciences led her to the connection between ecological systems above and below the ground. This resulted in her current devotion to implementing real ecological solutions for dealing with the climate crisis as well as improving human health and wellbeing.
Vivian is also a co-founder of the Valhalla Movement Foundation, a digital marketing company for the community of change. As such she has connected with many amazing projects from all around the world, uniting under a passion for sustainability, self-reliance, and co-creation in hopes of creating a world which we all feel is possible in our hearts. Valhalla has acquired 60 acres of what used to be GMO monoculture corn and soya fields, which is being collectively remediated overtime by the Valhalla team and their knowledgeable thirsty volunteers using living soil science and phytoremediation.