I’ve been working in tourism for over twenty years. I started out as a clerk in a souvenir shop, and then became a waiter, a bartender, and receptionist. I also worked in a coffee shop, so it’s no surprise that I make the best coffee in our office. I was born and raised in San José. During my childhood, my father worked as a truck driver, and I was often his co-pilot. These experiences imparted a love for the rural areas of Costa Rica and are a significant reason why I decided to move to Monteverde, which is where I lived for many years. Nowadays, I live in La Fortuna with my wife and son. We have four dogs—Yogui, Homer, Jack, and Troy. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, working in the garden, walking in the park, eating ice cream, and going out to dinner. My favorite food is casados with fish and I love natural drinks that are infused with watermelon or mango. I love to read, especially books by Gabriel García Márquez, including “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera.” I listen to world music and am a huge basketball fan. I enjoy talking with people, especially when they are from other countries. It is great to learn about other cultures and far-away places. Working with Anywhere has been a wonderful experience. It has allowed me to share my love of Costa Rica with many people from around the world.