Russ Jensen, Director
Education: MSc in Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 1985. BSc Agricultural Business Mgmt, Cornell University 1982
Russ Jensen recently joined the TCA after working nearly 20 years in tourism management in the Manuel Antonio area. Previously he worked in agribusiness operations management in Costa Rica and south Florida. Russ firmly believes that private sector initiatives such as the Titi Conservation Alliance are key to promote successful sustainable conservation and business enterprises. A founding member of the Alliance, Russ looks forward to working with the team and Alliance members as an active force for conservation and education in the Quepos Manuel Antonio community.
Juan Pablo Agüero, Forestry Engineer
Juan Pablo has a Forestry Engineering degree from the University of Costa Rica and has been working in environmental conservation and protection for over 20 years; 15 of which have been dedicated to the mission and efforts of Titi Conservation Alliance. “Working with the Alliance has been a fulfilling experience on many levels,” says Juan Pablo, “because I’ve been able to combine the themes of conservation, environmental education and eco-tourism.” Reinforcing many concepts learned in his studies, he is able to continually learn and expand on new information as well. Juan Pablo is a firm believer that our Quepos/Manuel Antonio community needs an environmental organization that represents our interests and, above all, puts the environment first. For him, Titi Conservation Alliance is all of that and more.
Wilberth Chacón, The Ant Man
He takes care of habitat reforestation, tree maintenance and other field tasks for the Naranjo River Biological Corridor since 2003. He’s as local as local can get. Born in Quepos county and having spent all his life in the area, Wilberth knows his way around nature as few people do. Being a curious and hardworking man, Wilberth has taken courses related to Cacao Plantation Management and Exportation of Flowers. He has been a key guide and assistant for the various monitoring studies performed by Titi Conservation Alliance and allies, helping with nursery set-up, GPS studies, follow-up of reforestation areas, etc. He´s also a community leader and active member and belongs to different development local associations.