Victor is a lifetime corn guardian and world traveller from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He grew up witnessing the corn fields surrounding Guadalajara slowly disappear from the landscape as industrialized farming and genetically modified seeds took over. He understood the risk of losing the corn native to Mexico and was inspired to do something to protect it. In 2016, he found the perfect land in the Zona Maya of Quintana Roo and The Republic of Corn was born. Since 2019, Victor has been living and working full time on the land developing the project and preserving ancient corn seeds of the area.
Lexie arrived to The Republic of Corn to volunteer early in 2020 and could find no reason to leave. She grew up in Oklahoma, USA