Jared Zystro is Organic Seed Alliance’s Research and Education Assistant Director. He has worked in the organic seed industry for over 15 years, managing seed production at two farms and conducting research and education projects with OSA. He currently manages OSA’s regional development in California, conducts participatory breeding projects and variety trials, and teaches farmers about seed production and plant breeding at workshops, conferences, and field days.

Co-Founder & Data Science Lead

Informatics analyst with 10+ years’ experience building, running and interpreting cognitive neuroscience and microbial ecology experiments with both frequentist and Bayesian statistical approaches using modern development techniques.

Co-Founder & Marketing Lead

Bjorn Bergman has years of experience as an event planner, outreach coordinator, and marketing specialist in the local and organic food industry. He is also an avid home gardener and loves seeds. His favorite crops to grow are head lettuce and dry beans and he loves to share his enthusiasm for both with any eager grower. Beyond the garden, Bjorn dabbles in a little bit of this and that including mountain biking, juggling, spoon carving, cidermaking, birdwatching, and getting his adorable son Ardea to smile. Bjorn has a B.S. in Environmental Science Biology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

Co-Founder & Business Development Lead

Dylan Bruce has organic veggies in his bones: born and raised in southwest Wisconsin on an organic CSA farm. Dylan left the farm for Chicago and then Los Angeles, working his way through the food system. After graduating, Dylan was drawn back to Wisconsin by promises of good food, tangible seasons, friendly neighbors, and plentiful cheese. Since moving back Dylan has worked at the UW-Madison Organic and Sustainable Research and Extension lab managing vegetable trials. Finally, his heart called him back to the home farm, and with the help of good friends, Circadian Organics was born. Through his management experience in one of the largest national vegetable variety trialling programs, and commercial vegetable and seed production, Dylan has witnessed firsthand the need for an accessible and intuitive tool for varietal choice – he is excited to be a part of the SeedLinked team to bring that solution to fruition.