ABOUT US

 

A Family Story. A Family Business.

 

  • The Guzmans moved to Charlotte, NC 24 years ago (1994), having Entrepreneurial Spirits and Dreams.
  • 6 Years ago (2012), Maca was diagnosed with an autoimmunity.
  • The Guzmans exhausted medical options and ended up trying a holistic approach.
  • They became passionate about food and nutrition.
  • They used that passion as the vision for starting a healthy snack brand called Artisan Tropic

 

 

  • Being Colombian, they wanted to innovate the most delicious Plantain and Cassava Snacks, with a sharp focus on whole and clean ingredients.
  • What began as a Health Issue became a Passion and then evolved into a business…. and a love story.
  • Last year, Maca married Jose Agudelo, the Plantain Farmer’s Son!.
  • So now, everything, From Farm to Snack, is truly in the family

 

FROM A FAMILY FARM TO A FAMILY SNACK.

 

 

OUR VALUES

  • GOOD ATTUDE…ALWAYS
  • FAMILY
  • PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST
  • DEVELOPING TRUST
  • HARD WORK
  • GIVING BACK
  • KINDNESS
  • JOY
  • ONE DAY AT A TIME

 

 

OUR TEAM

The best plantain and cassava strips

MARIA CAMILA GUZMAN

Marketing/Sales

Nickname: Maca

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Childhood ambition: Be a Fashion Designer or Painter

Inspiration: Flowers & Holistic Nutrition

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Naturally Sweet Plantain Strips

CAMILO GUZMAN

President

Nickname: Cami

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Childhood ambition: Race Car Driver.

Inspiration: ALL F-1 Drivers in between 70’s – 80’s./p>

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Naturally Sweet Plantain Strips

 

JUAN PABLO GUZMAN

Sales & Accounting

Nickname: Guzzy o Juanpa

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Childhood ambition: Soccer Player.

Inspiration: My family and FC Barcelona.

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Sea Salt Plantain Strips

 

MARGARITA GUZMAN

Controller

Nickname: Maco

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Childhood ambition: Be a dancer and a Mom

Inspiration: Jesus

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Sea Salt Plantains

ADRIANA NINO

Inventories and Information

Nickname: Nana

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Childhood ambition: Become an artist.

Inspiration: Loving and serving others.

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Cinnamon plantain strips

JOSE NINO

Sales

Nickname: Jose

Hometown: Denver, CO

Childhood ambition: Start my own business.

Inspiration: My family and entrepreneurs.

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Cinnamon Plantains.

 

 

JUAN FERNANDO NINO

Online Fulfillment

Nickname: Juanfer

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Childhood ambition: I always dreamed of being a professional soccer player.

Inspiration: My family and people who love to serve others.

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Cinnamon Plantains.

WILL GRIGGS

East Coast Sales Director

Nickname: Will

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Childhood ambition: Pro Athlete (realized at a young age it probably wouldn’t work out).

Inspiration: Faith and Family.

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Cassava chips

EDUARDO MOSCOSO

Warehouse Manager

Nickname: LALO

Hometown: Charlotte North Carolina.

Childhood ambition: Be a Banker.

Inspiration: My family.

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Sea Salt Plantain Strips.

 

 

 

 

CAITLIN MARIE HAUCK

Accounting Assistant

Nickname: Cait

Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland

Childhood ambition: Actress.

Inspiration: Family & Friends.

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Cassava Strips (the big bag).

JUAN CARLOS ACEVEDO

Graphic Designer

Nickname: JuanCa

Hometown: Medellín, Colombia

Childhood ambition: Be a fireman and Save people.

Inspiration: My mother and Good Design

Favorite Artisan Tropic snack: Love Cassava

 

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