The Soil Trust
is managed by Woody Tasch, with assistance from an Investment Committee comprised of Marco Vangelisti, Kristin Martinez
, Andy Wallerstein and Esther Park.
Investment Committee Member.
Kristin Martinez is an early-stage investor and entrepreneur who has spent the past 2 decades working with new ventures as an entrepreneur, investor, director and advisor.
She is the founder of Sound Point Ventures, LLC, a venture development and management company operating in Seattle, Washington and Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1998.
Through Sound Point, Kristin started Angels with Attitude, the first active angel fund focused on sustainability.
Kristin was a director and the first CFO of portfolio company Advent Solar, which was sold to Applied Materials in 2009.
After leaving Advent, Kristin was a founder, director and CFO of medical device startup Acoustic Cytometry Systems, which commercialized technology licensed from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The angel-funded company was sold to Life Technologies in October, 2008.
She is currently a director of Oscilla Power, Mobius Technologies, and MACH Energy, and an advisor to OneEnergyRenewables.
She is a member of the New Mexico Angels, and was a founding member of Seraph Capital, a Seattle angel network for women.
Kristin has a BS from Boston University and an MBA from The George Washington University.