Jose Leon was born in Palora, Ecuador. Due to the lack opportunity in his hometown he immigrated to the USA at the age of 16. Mr. Leon strong work ethic lead him to establish Leon Top Construction Inc. a successful construction business in The Hamptons (New York). He worked on high end homes.

However, Jose Leon yearned for his family and hometown. Jose and his wife Siris Barrios decided to follow the footsteps of Doña Maria by planting dragon fruit.  Jose and Siris recognized that investing  in a packing facility would help the family farm export fruit at a competitive price while also offering fair compensation. In 2019, Jose moved his family to Palora, where he oversees all farm activities and packing facility logistics.

Jose considers himself an international resident because he resides in both the USA and Ecuador.  He is now in the Ecuadorian Amazon spending quality time with his mother, wife and two boys.