Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Guatemala in 1967. He immigrated to the U.S. in August of 1992 and has lived in MN since. Reginaldo earned a degree in agronomy from the Central National School of Agriculture and conducted studies in agronomy at the Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala. After immigrating to the U.S., Reginaldo attended various local colleges and finally graduated from Augsburg College with an undergraduate degree in International Business Management and a minor in communications. His extra curricular training includes agricultural research, business planning, economic development and work with children and youth both in Guatemala and in Minneapolis. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988, and has served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America and advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples, with focus on developing Indigenous trade partnerships internationally.. He is a founding member of the Fair Trade Federation and started Peace Coffee, a fair-trade coffee company. Regi has worked with woodland owners in the Midwest and Guatemala where he organized several stewardship-certified cooperative forestry businesses.
Haslett-Marroquin was named one of the Twin Cities International Citizens of the Year in 1996. In 2008 he received both the Northfield and College City Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, as well as their district award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northfield Area Foundation and is a member of the Rotary Club of Northfield and is director of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program at Main Street Project.
Reginaldo currently lives and works in Northfield, MN and is the founder and Director of the Rural Enterprise Center, a program of Main Street Project, a non-profit tax exempt organization in Minneapolis with a focus in rural development. Reginaldo also serves on the advisory board of Fifth Bridge, a non-profit organization promoting volunteerism, on the board of the Northfield Area Foundation and the Northfield Area United Way. He is married to Amy Haslett-Marroquin and is father to William, Ana Nicktae, and Lars Decarlo Marroquin-Haslett.