Sidney-Max Etienne is a regenerative farmer, community activist, and artist. He, along with Yi Liu and his mother, Paula Hyppolite, founded Grown in Haiti in 2014 to promote ecological and community health. Born in Petite Goave, Etienne spent his childhood in close proximity to nature, learning to identify plants on his family's farm in Miragoane. After studying Visual Communications in New York City and cultivating a thriving career in photography and graphic design, Etienne returned to Haiti to live there permanently. His vision is to offer resources in the form of knowledge and skills that will help Haiti's people and communities become fully autonomous.
His motto: Ayisyen Pou Ayiti (Haitians For Haiti)!