About Us


Cathy Ma, Assistant Director

Cathy Ma is an Assistant Director within the Marketing Division at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS). In her responsibilities as Assistant Director, Cathy oversees the International Trade office and leads the team in...

Anna Barcafer – Marketing Administrative Specialist

Anna Elvira Barcafer works as a Marketing Administrative Specialist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Anna supports and bolsters the efforts of the marketing specialists as they explore and appraise new and expanding markets. Anna loves to learn new ways of promoting the state’s agricultural abundance around the world.

Prior to joining NCDA&CS, Anna worked for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and she has extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry. Anna received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Outside of professional interests, Anna enjoys hiking, traveling, classic films, astronomy, and natural photography. She is originally from Bogota, Colombia and is a native Spanish speaker.

Patrick Seijo, SUSTA Specialist

Patrick Seijo is the SUSTA Intern for the International Marketing Team in the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Seijo works to recruit companies for SUSTA activities as well as to perform market research on state commodities for export....

Abe Loven, Videographer

Abe Loven creates a wide variety of video content that markets North Carolina agriculture. He produces videos for several series, including At the Farmers Market, Stove Side Chats, distillery spotlights, and the new Grown. Raised. Caught. Made. series. He also makes...

Lilly Fox, Digital Marketing Content Specialist

Lilly Fox is our Digital Marketing Content Specialist working with the team to help promote North Carolina products in international markets through an integrated digital marketing plan. Fox is a senior at Meredith College, majoring in Business Administration with a...