Meet the Team

EnviroFlight is built on the passion of innovators, collaborators and scientists, forging unchartered ground in agricultural technologies. We’re researchers and technicians and creators discovering sustainable food sources for animals everywhere, but most of all, we’re a dynamic team determined to create a better tomorrow, unified under a simple call to action: Bugs Feed The World!

Liz Koutsos, Ph.D.

PRESIDENT

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Flexibility, attention to detail, project management, passion for my job!

What do you do at EnviroFlight?
Build and work with an amazing team of innovators to launch an agribusiness that will have significant global societal impacts!

What do you like about working at EnviroFlight?
The diversity of issues we get to address each day – defining and optimizing systems and processes, developing new products and new markets, educating consumers, supporting novel research programs, and so many more. The diversity of talent that is needed to make this successful allows me to never stop learning and have fun at the same time.

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is … It’s better to be the hardest worker than to be the smartest person in the room.

Carrie Kuball

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

Name three words that you describe you.
Genuine, Visionary, Passionate

What do you do at EnviroFlight?
I manage the sales and marketing division and grow the BSFL channel for all markets. 
It's not unusual for me to wear many hats because we are a small-ish company (growing fast). Some days I am troubleshooting in areas outside of sales and marketing.

What do you like about working at EnviroFlight?
We are part of the solution for feeding a growing world population by producing sustainable insect protein in a socially responsible way.  
Every day is a different challenge!

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is …
“We can’t solve problems with the same creative thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

Alejandra McComb

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Passionate for teams’ efforts to yield a worthy product (only the best BSFL products out to the world!)
I have researched, formulated and manufactured the foods and diets that feed a variety of animals – making ingredients that are the base of those endeavors is a fitting next step.
I’m an Excel geek.

Name three words that you describe you.
Positive, Inquisitive, Thorough

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is …
It’s all about the people (and the food)

Donna Hicks

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Name three words that you describe you.
Reliable, Friendly, Confident

What do you do at EnviroFlight?
As role of Chief Financial Officer, primary responsible for Managing all accounting functions including but not limited to accounts receivable, accounts payable (including but not limited to end to end processing, capitalization, expense reporting), payroll, purchasing (direct and indirect), bank reconciliation and reporting, oversees HR & Shipping/Receiving. Prepares and presents financial statements, coordinates audits, inventory management, strategic planning, special projects and other related duties as assigned.

What do you like about working at EnviroFlight?
- EnviroFlight provides me with a Work-Life Balance
- Proud to be apart of the first of its kind industry in the US
- Work Office Environment and collaboration of employees

Elida Espinoza

ENTOMOLOGIST

Name three words that describe you.
Contemplative, Clever, Persevering

What do you do at EnviroFlight?
I lead the Basic R&D and Genetics Program, developing molecular biology protocols and experiments to analyze DNA, genomic sequences, and gene expression in black soldier fly individuals and populations. Alongside my research team, we conduct experiments related to the efficient rearing of black soldier fly larvae, studying breeding strategies using phenotype and genotype-based approaches.

What do you like about working at EnviroFlight?
So many things! But ultimately, the goals and purpose that drives the company, namely, environmental sustainability for a better world via agriculture and biotech. And the leadership, in terms of action and people, that guide the achievements of EnviroFlight and the insects-as-food-and-feed industry.

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is …
Recently, “Cada cabeza es un mundo” which is a common Spanish proverb meaning “Every head is a world.” Speaks to understanding others and empathizing with the unique perspective each person has.

Daniel Black

YELLOW SPRINGS PLANT MANAGER

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
I think I am very good with communication. I think everyone should be on the same page and the only way to do that is having an open door of communication. Constantly asking questions and learning as much as possible, every day.

What do you do at EnviroFlight?
I manage the R&D facility. Plan and schedule trials and make sure we have all the ingredients on hand to start a trial at any time.

What do you like about working at EnviroFlight?
I love the environment and the team we have built. We all get along really well and that makes for an easy, stress free work environment.

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is …
“It’s not how you stand by your car, it’s how you race your car”

Eric Rudolf

PROCESS ENGINEER

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Experience, creativity, collaboration.

What do you do at EnviroFlight?
Improve processes and technology to increase efficiency and profitability. Support R&D and maintenance activities.

What do you like about working at EnviroFlight?
The group goal to reuse food waste to create sustainable protein for the world. The great relationships within the team that allow the company to be productive and always at the cutting edge.

What’s your background?
B.S Chemical Engineering from Ohio University, Laboratory research for Wright Patterson AFB and Ohio University Bio Engineering lab.