Hi , I moved to Costa Rica in 2000 with the idea to build a sustainable, family friendly retreat for people of all ages and abilities. Since opening in 2003 myself and my team have hosted hundreds of groups, totaling thousands of people and introduced them to the wonders of this beautiful country, it's flora, fauna, biodiversity, incredible people and breathtaking landscapes. We have also worked hard in giving back to the local community, improving the local schools, partaking in many local charitable and empowerment (no interest microloans) activities and providing ongoing education and advancement to our employees and their families. In my spare time I enjoy aquaponic gardening, conventional organic gardening, painting, reading, cooking ( I am your chef for the optional evening meal ), home distilling, small scale chicken farming, alternative energy research and development, all sorts of old timey skills and things that make us more self reliant and spending time with my four wonderful children, who are the light of my life. I am a Libertarian with a strong sense of do what you will as long as it hurts no other.