I grew up cattle ranching in Guacimal, just 30 minutes away from Monteverde. When I was 19, I headed to Alberta, Canada to learn English. Afterwards, at 20, I dove into my work as a nature tour guide, growing with the company I worked for, perfecting my English, increasing my knowledge of the world’s flora and fauna, and training other budding guides. Along the way to my current work leading guided tours in Monteverde, I was also able to work in the U.S. in Boulder, Colorado. Not only have I lived in North America, I also have dual citizenship in U.S. and Costa Rica!
Through my experiences, I have developed a deep passion for nature and conservation. Today, I strive to bring all my heart and soul into my tours. I also love to go on off-the-beaten path adventures to give travelers a one-of-a-kind journey.
When I am not guiding, you’ll find me on my farm taking care of the cows, making the farm more sustainable, or spending time with my wonderful wife and 2 lovely daughters. You can often hear me talking excitedly about anything from Costa Rican history to politics to soccer.
I love the intricacies, spontaneity, and constant change of nature, culture, and life. It is this mystery of the world and the eternal movement of our universe that fascinates me and motivates me at the same time.
I have so many dream vacations in mind! I love traveling and have already visited over 30 countries, but I have so many places I still want to see. I want to see the gorillas in Uganda, go birdwatching in Ecuador and Bolivia, walk along the cobblestone streets of Europe, and trek through several U.S. National Parks.
Certified naturalist guide through the ICT (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, Costa Rican Tourism Institute): license #53