Our team

Get to know the people behind the scenes and between the trees.

Our team consists of passionate and professional volunteers. There are six permanent board members, an advisory board, and several ambassadors. All of us work on a voluntary basis, so all donations go directly to the purchase and protection of rainforest.

The board

The board consists of founders Maarten and Matthijs, who have been operating from Costa Rica since 2017, and 4 permanent board members in the Netherlands, who meet on a regular basis.

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Martin Havik

Chairman

Freelancer in sustainability and active rainforest protector. Nature lover in heart and soul. Involved since 2012.

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Melchior Schenk

Secretary

Filled with passion for the overwhelming nature of Costa Rica. This organization is my way to protect it.

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Matthijs Bol

Vice chairman and founder

Tropical forester, nature lover and idealist with a touch of realism. Fell in love with Costa Rica and initiator of this beautiful foundation.

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Maarten van der Beek

Board member and founder

Biologist, lover of the rainforest and biodiversity. Preferably outdoors all day, every day. As founder and director I’ve been here from the first hour. Now the project manager in Costa Rica.

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Jeroen Bos

Board member

Grew up in nature as a forester son. Now working with passion and ambition for this beautiful foundation and beautiful forest.

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Maike van Dijk

Treasurer

Touched by the beauty of the rainforest of Costa Rica and driven by the desire to preserve the beautiful nature.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board gives advice on decision-making on strategic matters for the organization. The AB can provide solicited and unsolicited advice and acts as a sounding board for the board.

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Patricia Rietveld

International Finance & Admin
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Jos Wieleman

Retired bank manager
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Ernica Woudenberg

Relationship manager partnerships
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John Schellekens

Entrepreneur and founder of I-Kwadraat
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Our volunteers

There are several ways to commit to our foundation and the rainforest. We are always looking for reinforcements. So do you have two hours a week to spare, and would you like to spend it useful, together with a group of fun and driven volunteers?

Join us!

Ambassadors

The ambassadors represent the foundation, support the cause and endorse the mission and vision.

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Andre Nijhof

Professor of Sustainable Business and Stewardship at Nyenrode Business University
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Alexander Koenders

Nature Photographer & Entrepreneur
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Henk Siepel

Director at Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University
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This could be you!

Will you become our new ambassador?

CONTACT US!

Want to be part of our team? We’d love to meet you!