CRR FIELD TEAM & GUIDES

We like to call our staff the dream team. We are made up of locals and foreigners who have been in the tourism industry for years. Our office and reservation staff has the same knowledge of the country as our drivers and guides. All guides have been certified by Costa Rica Board of Tourism as naturalists in order to give the most complete and ACCURATE information on Costa Rica. All of our guides are certified with rescue and first aid courses.

Our adventure guides in rafting, rappeling, hiking, and ziplining have all been certified with years of experience. We take pride in our staff. They are the ones that make this experience truly memorable.

TOM RANIERI

OWNER

TOM RANIERI

Topics of Interest: Tropical Ecology, Global Warming, Sustainable Agriculture, Permaculture Farming, Biomimicry, Curing Kids of Nature-Deficit Disorder.

MARLON BUSTOS

RAFTING HEAD-GUIDE

MARLON BUSTOS

Topics of Interest: Rafting Safety, Teaching and Instructing River courses, Rafting Competitively, Sustainable Agriculture, Aquatic Birds, Soccer.

DIEGO QUESADA

NATURALIST GUIDE / BIOLOGIST

DIEGO QUESADA

Topics of Interest: Evolutionary Biology, Volcanology, Sustainable living, Upkeep of National Parks and Goals for Conservation, Movies, playing guitar.

DANIEL BUSTOS

INSANE KAYAKER / RAFTER

DANIEL BUSTOS

Topics of Interest: Street Dancer, Ju-Jitzu, Excellent cook, Highly Energetic, Father of cutest little girl possible, Nature Lover, Sitio de Mata Turrialba Native.

ERICK AGUILAR

NATURALIST GUIDE

ERICK AGUILAR

Topics of Interest: Tropical Ecology, Insects, mammals, ferns, Caribbean Costa Rica, Affects of mono-culture on Costa Rica economy and environment.

LUIGI SANCHEZ

NATURALIST GUIDE / RAFT GUIDE

LUIGI SANCHEZ

Topics of Interest: Rafting, Videos, Tourism Projects, Reggae Music!!!!!!!!!, Learning, Saving the Planet for "Ella", & Puerto Rico (That is where Vivi is from).

MARY RANIERI

OFFICE ASSISTANT

MARY RANIERI

Topics of Interest: Dogs, cooking, her family, being a host to guests, adventure company operator, wedding planner, Mother Teresa, Holiday Greeting Card writer, birthday reminder.

FRESSY ARAYA

SITIO DE MATA PROJECT MANAGER

FRESSY ARAYA

Topics of Interest: Rural development, Recycling, reusing everything, maintaining local culture, providing local cuisine, and sustainable agriculture

REGINA LOPEZ

MARKETING

REGINA LOPEZ

Topics of Interest: Marketing, International cusine, yoga, Costa Rica living, Costa Rica real estate market, Economy of Costa Rica

JIM RANIERI

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST

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Topics of Interest: Running, Adventure Sports, Education, National Standards between different nations, How what we consume affect the poorest of the poor abroad, Planet Earth, Africa, Uganda, Sustainable Farming

VILADYS RIVERA

OFFICE MANAGER

Topics of Interest: 10 Years working in Tourism, CRR Manager, Masters Degree in Tourism and Environmental Management, Mama de Ella (Cutest 6 year old in all of Costa Rica), Environmentalist and Activist, Genius of Community Service Pojects, Passion for CRR that all benefit from!, Wife of Luigi!

MARVIN ARAYA

NATURALIST GUIDE

MARVIN ARAYA

Topics of Interest: 8 years Experience, Has guided all Central America, Birding lover, Ella's Favorite Guide.

EDGAR BRENES

NATURALIST GUIDE

Topics of Interest: Degree in Turismo Naturalist Guide, Smart, Funny, 8 years of Experience, Lives in Arenal, Relentless Hiker, Bilingual English/Spanish, Loves to Scream during big rapids!, Good Dancer (Broken Leg 1 & 2), Reads a lot, Has own clothing line named Edgalombia.