Our team

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

Adopt Rainforest consists of passion-driven professional volunteers. In addition to the founders, there are five permanent board members, an advisory board and several ambassadors. An operations manager has been added since September 2022. To ensure the continuity of the foundation and thus its activities.

The board

The board consists of five permanent board members in the Netherlands, who meet on a regular basis.

Founders Adopt Rainforest

Maarten and Matthijs are the founders of Adopt Rainforest. Both are still actively involved in the foundation. Maarten operates from Costa Rica since 2017. There he runs the research program and performs executive tasks for the Dutch foundation. Matthijs is back in the Netherlands after a great adventure in Costa Rica. As operations manager, he ensures the continuity and growth of the foundation.

Advisory Board

The advisory board advises the Board of the foundation on decision-making on strategic matters for the organization. The advisory board can provide both solicited and unsolicited advice and acts as a sounding board for the Board.