Chris Barnoud

Chris Barnoud is retired as a chemical engineer, operations manager, and business executive in specialty chemical manufacturing.

Chris is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Chimie Paris Tech (previously École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris) and has a Master of Business Administration – Finance from the University of Memphis.

Chris worked for thirty years at Buckman in Memphis, where he started as a process engineer, held various production and engineering positions before being promoted to Vice President – Operations for Buckman International, reporting to the company’s CEO for all safety and environmental matters, all engineering functions and as a global team leader for various manufacturing and supply chain initiatives.  He was also a product manager for PMC Biogenix, facility manager for Studsvik, and a faculty member in charge of renewable energies and biofuels at Mid-South Community College, all in the greater Memphis area.

Chris is still active as an assistant to municipal elected officials, as a team member of the Green Church initiative in his diocese, and in the steering council of his parish with specific missions in strategic planning and communication.

Chris is fluent in both English and French and currently resides, works, and volunteers in Grenoble, France.



Latashia A. Muse

After earning my undergraduate degree from LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN in Political Science, I enrolled in the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, GA, earning the ABA (American Bar Association) paralegal certificate in Business Transactions.  Following this pursuit, I earned the Master of Sciences Degree in Legal Studies from Purdue Global University and received the certification of Signing Agent for the National Notary Association.

My employment history includes diverse roles in the legal and paralegal field. As a Contract Specialist at The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis, TN., this role is both challenging and an great opportunity to utilize my skills in contract law.

While serving as a Seedtime Multilingual Board Member; I also enjoy volunteering for local organizations; such as the National Civil Rights Museum, Alzheimer’s Association run/walk, and St. Jude run/walk, which provide fulfilling opportunities to be active in my community.

In addition to providing daily care for my mother, adjusting to life beyond her golden years, I have an adult daughter for whom I desire to set the example of maintaining a career, providing family love and care, and being an active participant in the community.