Maya holds Master of Science in Chemistry from Polytechnic University Brooklyn, NY. She has dedicated over twenty years of her career to the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and biotech industries formulating and launching products to market. Prior to creating LaFlore®, Maya held key senior leadership and R&D product development positions at many leading brands in the skincare industry, including: Estée Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Origins, Aveda, TooFaced, Laura Mercier, Urban Decay, Smashbox, Nars, Benefit, MAC, Arbonne and many more.
Her expertise in manufacturing, quality and technology have been a great base in establishing Dakota Biotech’s own manufacturing facility, implementing quality systems and creating patented technologies.
Momo Vuyisich is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Viome, a data-driven precision nutrition company. Momo provides scientific leadership at Viome and his vision is to revolutionize healthcare from "symptoms management" to a true preventative medicine. He leads product development, clinical test implementation, and comprehensive clinical research portfolio. Momo is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech. Before co-founding Viome in 2016, Momo spent 12 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he led the Applied Genomics team, which developed the core technology used by Viome today. Momo received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Utah, and BS in Microbiology from the University of Texas at El Paso.