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.


Martin Havik


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


Melchior Schenk

Board member

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


Jeroen Bos


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


Jorn op den Kelder


Financial advisor with special focus on sustainability in the context of the transition to a circular economy. In the past of Costa Rica surprised by the beautiful nature during a tour.