After growing up with a construction background through the 60's and 70's I soon followed my passion of the
arts and conducted drawing classes for a number years. My portfolio somehow landed me a career in the film industry where I
did conceptual art and became a propmaker. I loved the challenges and working with so many other talented people but the hours
and stress can be grueling.
By always having a wander lust, when I was invited to visit the area and had the opportunity to do so, it
took no time to fall in love with the area and realize there was an other opportunity here where my skills and abilities
could make a positive difference. I immediately returned to the U.S. and liquidated to come down here and be a small part of
trying to do what I could to educate people about the rapidly vanishing rainforest and share the incredible fasacination and
beauty of it.
It can not be denied that there has been a major adjustment in lifestyles and adopting to cultural differences,
but I would not change it for the world. I have decided to become "One" with sweating and itching, and have come to the
realization that I am NOT the top of the food chain! For that reason it became important to learn the precautions and
treatment of local incidents that may happen by traveling around in the jungle. I have had extensive training in emergency
medical treatment for just this purpose. Also because I was given the nickname "Gringo Loco Guia" because as you can see from
the pictures, I love to catch and release the local animals to show you a closer look at the animals here. I may as well tell
you that this does not always go without incidents although I should add none of the animals I have captured have ever been
harmed except one fer-de-lance. If you want the specific stories, you will just have to go on tour with me!