CIRENAS Team & Guides

Cindy Murillo - Administration and Operations Cindy is the busy bee on campus making sure everything is running smoothly for our groups. Cindy studied eco-tourism in Costa Rica and is trained as a naturalist guide. Cindy has extensive experience in hospitality with most recent positions at Flor Blanca Resort, where she served in the reception, restaurant and spa departments. Cindy has a passion for the natural environment and is committed to inspiring CIRENAS guests with this love.

Cindy Murillo - Administration and Operations

Cindy is the busy bee on campus making sure everything is running smoothly for our groups. Cindy studied eco-tourism in Costa Rica and is trained as a naturalist guide. Cindy has extensive experience in hospitality with most recent positions at Flor Blanca Resort, where she served in the reception, restaurant and spa departments. Cindy has a passion for the natural environment and is committed to inspiring CIRENAS guests with this love.

Samuel Kenworthy - Educator on Permaculture Sam is an educator on all the permaculture systems at the CIRENAS campus. Sam brings professional experience involving water infrastructure, renewable energies, building design and whole systems thinking to the CIRENAS team. Having lived in the torrid zone for the last five years, primarily in The Bahamas, Sam has a strong understanding of appropriate design for the tropical climate, particularly in relation to water movement and management. Passionate about food and energy systems and the interactions between humans and the natural environment, Sam has studied permaculture for a number of years. Additionally, Sam has significant experience working in education, including curriculum development, experiential education and traditional in-class teaching. Sam holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of North Carolina.

Samuel Kenworthy - Educator on Permaculture

Sam is an educator on all the permaculture systems at the CIRENAS campus. Sam brings professional experience involving water infrastructure, renewable energies, building design and whole systems thinking to the CIRENAS team. Having lived in the torrid zone for the last five years, primarily in The Bahamas, Sam has a strong understanding of appropriate design for the tropical climate, particularly in relation to water movement and management. Passionate about food and energy systems and the interactions between humans and the natural environment, Sam has studied permaculture for a number of years. Additionally, Sam has significant experience working in education, including curriculum development, experiential education and traditional in-class teaching. Sam holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of North Carolina.

Ariadna Sanchez - Community & Naturalist Guide Ariadna has been working as a naturalist guide for more than 10 years, mostly at the South Pacific area of Costa Rica but also has been leading and coordinating groups in different countries. She has been involved in environmental education for about 20 years, working with young students, teenagers, teachers, decision makers, farmers, indigenous groups, and scientists on a variety of projects. Ariadna holds a degree in natural resources management from Universidad Estatal a Distancia. She has also some background in the arts from the Conservatorio de Castella. The combination of these disciplines has had an impact on one of her favorite projects, Eco-Maletas (Eco-Suitcases), that is being developed in Coto Brus, Costa Rica.  This project is a training program for teachers about environmental topics, involving a recreational approach and artistic expressions.  During her spare time you can find Ariadna on nature walks, painting, dancing, and doing crafts.

Ariadna Sanchez - Community & Naturalist Guide

Ariadna has been working as a naturalist guide for more than 10 years, mostly at the South Pacific area of Costa Rica but also has been leading and coordinating groups in different countries. She has been involved in environmental education for about 20 years, working with young students, teenagers, teachers, decision makers, farmers, indigenous groups, and scientists on a variety of projects.

Ariadna holds a degree in natural resources management from Universidad Estatal a Distancia. She has also some background in the arts from the Conservatorio de Castella. The combination of these disciplines has had an impact on one of her favorite projects, Eco-Maletas (Eco-Suitcases), that is being developed in Coto Brus, Costa Rica.  This project is a training program for teachers about environmental topics, involving a recreational approach and artistic expressions.  During her spare time you can find Ariadna on nature walks, painting, dancing, and doing crafts.

 
CIRENAS Permaculture and Grounds Team  

CIRENAS Permaculture and Grounds Team