Term Expires: January 2026
David Mancera is the Director of Ecosystem Building at Kitchen Table Advisors. As a Monterey County native, David has a unique relationship with the local agriculture industry.
David’s first exposure to life in agriculture was at the young age of 8 years old, contributing to his migrant family’s income. With the understanding and hands on experience of field laborer, David pursued a bachelor in Agriculture Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he was fortunate enough to have been exposed to a wide array of valuable experiences and hands-on learning. At that time, David’s focus was marketing, but as he began his career and gained experience, David’s interests shifted to other functional areas. The produce sales experience David gained at FoodSource Inc. allowed him to expand his professional network, ultimately leading him to pursue a Masters in Agriculture and Resource Economics from UC Davis.