Nick Mendoza


Board Chair

Nick grew up partly on a family’s cattle ranch in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico and partly in San Diego, CA–a real “surf and turf”  upbringing. Nick studied Environmental and Marine Resources at Stanford University and holds a graduate degree in Sustainable Aquaculture from the University of Stirling, Scotland. A former member of the Quivira Coalition staff, Nick is now Founder and CEO of Neptune Snacks, a mission-driven food company that seeks to ‘Restore Humankind’s Healthy Relationship with the Sea’. Nick continues to  work the family ranch and remains tied to regenerative agriculture as a member of the Quivira Coalition Board of Directors.