meet the team

behind Green Communities

Jonathan Cerdas is the Program Manager, Project Leader and Coordinator for all the programs. He studied Business Tourism at Cartago College in Costa Rica. He received a certificate of Collaboration from the UNA (National University) in San Marcos de Tarrazu, Costa Rica, for implementing clean technology in coffee plantations in the Los Santos Region between 2009-2010. In 2012 Jonathan presented to the U.N. during the Rio+20 Conference on sustainable development. He has also helped with training and technical assistance at the Change Management and Strategic Alliances for SMEs in the Los Santos Tourism sector in Costa Rica.

Carlos Marin is the Director of Administration and General Manager of Green Communities. He works on project development and also manages logistical support. He attended high school in the region of Los Santos, Costa Rica, and studied Business Administration and Tourism at Cartago College.He has participated in workshops for Bio Energies of Costa Rica and is a leader in the production of biodiesel technology in the Los Santos Region.

Elisa Mora
Organic Farmer.
Elisa is one of our most active farmers in the sustainable agriculture project. She is a community leader in San Pedro, She is a host family representative for volunteers. She leads coffee tours and oversees many of the on-site volunteer projects in her community. She has been instrumental in involving other farmers in the organic conversion process.

Arturo Valenciano is the Technical Support Coordinator for Green Communities. He graduated with a degree in Agronomy from the University of Costa Rica. Before completing his education he gained experience working in alternative agriculture. He has worked with many Costa Rican organic farming associations, such as APODAR located in Zarcero and APROZONOC located in Cartago. During this time he developed an expertise in organic agriculture, soil conservation and crop management. He is in charge of all the farms in process of certification.

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