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RICARDO ARÉVALO

Executive Director

Ricardo Arévalo was born and raised in Heredia, his mother a native of Perez Zeledón and his Salvadoran father. Ricardo is a professional in Business Management with more than 10 years of experience in leadership roles in sectors such as business consulting, environmental, cultural, sports management, circular economy and agroecology. He is currently in the process of obtaining a master's degree in development project management at ICAP, where the topic of his thesis was to propose a circular economy community center, and it has been during this process that he found an affinity with the Monteverde Community Fund.

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ANDREA CARRILLO

Billing and Accounting

Bio coming soon.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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HUGH GRAY

President

Bio coming soon.

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FREDDY MEJÍAS FONSECA

Vice President

Freddy is a native of Monteverde and an agricultural technician with extensive expertise in installation and management of forest nurseries and ornamental plants. He has worked as an assistant technician in reforestation projects, as well as supervised plant nurseries. For the past 13 years Mejías Fonseca has worked as a naturalist guide and owns a small hotel in Monteverde. Freddy is concerned with the welfare of the community and the environment of the region where he was born; he has belonged to the MCF Board of Directors since its inception in 2012.

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SINDY BROWN

Board Member

Sindy Brown has lived in Monteverde for 10 years. She visited this region full of nature and beautiful landscapes, with a cool climate all year round for the first time in 2007. She has worked in tourism for 8 years and loves meeting people from different parts of the world. She is a business administrator and organizer of trips and events. She loves having many friends, traveling, and, above all, providing an excellent service to all her guests.

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JANNELLE WILKINS

Treasurer

Jannelle has implemented education and development projects in the U.S., Costa Rica, and Spain. A resident of Monteverde, she formerly directed the Monteverde Institute.  During her tenure, helped develop Travelers’ Philanthropy program and co-hosted the 3rd International Conference on Travelers’ Philanthropy.  While living in Spain, Jannelle worked for the World Tourism Organization of the UN and founded Altamira Tours. Jannelle holds a Masters in Public Administration.

OUR INTERNATIONAL FUNDERS

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INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

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GLOBAL FUND FOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

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COSTA RICAN USA FOUNDATION FOR COOPERATION

CHARITABLE GIVING PARTNER

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Contributing to the well-being of Costa Rica by connecting donors' values and resources with vetted non-profit solutions

Enables Monteverde Community Fund to receive tax-exempt donations in the United States, as our our 501(c)(3) partner.

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