Michael Davidson, PhD
CEO, Saturas USA
Michael has extensive global and national experience in the field of climate-smart agriculture and developed the companion climate-smart irrigation model. He was the “expert speaker” on climate change and agriculture for the United States Department of State and has a multi-disciplinary background in agriculture as a farmer, scholar, consultant and business owner. Michael holds a PhD in Public Policy.
Chief Technical Officer
Nick has been with Saturas since the first California pilot projects in 2018. He brings knowledge of tree physiology, technical experience and quality support to customers.
Nick holds an M.S. in Horticulture and Agronomy from UC Davis and also holds a B.S. from UC Davis in Plant Science. His M.S. research focused on responses to water stress in walnut.
Elske van Buuren
Chief Administrative Officer
Elske is in charge of the daily operation for Saturas USA’ office. With 6 years of international experience, she is now responsible for the customer, logistics and administrative operations of the company.
Customer Success Coordinator
Born and raised in the AG community with a background in military, private security, and the finance sector. Daniel is now in charge of Customer Success Coordination for Saturas USA, providing our customers with a smooth and seamless user experience.
Scott joined Saturas in 2021. He holds a BA in Environmental Studies w/an emphasis in Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern California. Scott has experience ranging from sales and account management, to USDA commodities inspection and CDFA pest eradication programs.
Alec has a certificate in sustainable food and farming from the university of Massachusetts Amherst where he got Dean’s list honors. With his background in sustainable agriculture is really part of why he loves our technology; water use efficiency increases sustainability.