My name is Ricardo Castillo-Flores, and I am based out of Portland, Oregon. I grew up harvesting fruit at multiple farms in Oregon. I graduated from Willamette University with my MBA in 2020. I have experienced working for nonprofits and businesses in customer service, sales, and marketing in multiple industries. I currently work for Oregon Health & Science University as a Recruitment Marketing Specialist. Cultivating Connections has a positive impact on the people of Hamilton. The organization's sustainable organic farming practices interest me and align with my personal values. I have volunteered at cultivating connections in the past and enjoy helping out the organization.