Board Of Directors

Jannelle Wilkins


 Jannelle Wilkins has implemented education and development projects in the U.S., Costa Rica and Spain. She currently lives in Monteverde and for several years directed the Monteverde Institute, a non-profit institution that advances sustainable living through education, research and extension programs.  During her tenure, the Institute developed a destination-wide Travelers’ Philanthropy program, and co-hosted the 3rd International Conference on Travelers’ Philanthropy.  While living in Spain, Wilkins worked for the World Tourism Organization of the UN and founded Altamira Tours, which specializes in culinary and cultural tours. Wilkins holds a Masters in Public Administration.   

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Freddy Mejías Fonseca


Freddy is a native of Monteverde and an agricultural technician with extensive expertise in installation and management of forest nurseries and ornamental plants. He has worked as an assistant technician in reforestation projects, as well as supervised plant nurseries. For the past 13 years Mejías Fonseca has worked as a naturalist guide and owns a small hotel in Monteverde. Freddy is concerned with the welfare of the community and the environment of the region where he was born; he has belonged to the MCF Board of Directors since its inception in 2012.

Karen Fallas Monge


Sindy Brown

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Sindy Brown has lived in Monteverde for 10 years. She visited this region full of nature and beautiful landscapes, with a cool climate all year round for the first time in 2007. She has worked in tourism for 8 years and loves meeting people from different parts of the world. She is a business administrator and organizer of trips and events. She loves having many friends, traveling, and, above all, providing an excellent service to all her guests.

Guillermo Vargas


Guillermo is a forestry engineer, and is originally from Monteverde. He worked as a teacher in the Santa Elena Public High School, and was later responsible for environmental education programs and human development in the Monteverde Conservation League. He has also served as manager of the Santa Elena Cooperative. He has always been interested in the quality of life of the community, including environmental and social balance, which led him to belong to several boards of organizations in Monteverde. He is currently coordinator of educational programs in Life Monteverde. He has served on the MCF Board of Directors since 2012.

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