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Meet the Mashpi Team: Anderson Medina – Biologist

Meet the Mashpi Team: Anderson Medina – Biologist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Anderson Medina, a 21 years’ old was born Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas but grew up in the community of Pachijal, near Mashpi …
A guide for all seasons – Naturalist Guide

A guide for all seasons – Naturalist Guide

Reading Time: 3 minutes Of all the talented guides at Mashpi Lodge, Juan Carlos Narváez is among the most knowledgeable, liked, and respected. …
Lilian Tello – Accounting Assistant

Lilian Tello – Accounting Assistant

Reading Time: 2 minutes She has worked at Mashpi in the administrative area for five years, joining when the Lodge first opened. …
Darwin Chalá – Butterfly Center Assistant

Darwin Chalá – Butterfly Center Assistant

Reading Time: 1 minute Darwin has worked at Mashpi for five years, in the Life Centre where the butterfly house is located. …
José Napa, The pioneer – Native Guide

José Napa, The pioneer – Native Guide

Reading Time: 4 minutes Before it was transformed into a protected area, the area where the Life Centre is located was home to José Napa. …
Marc Bery – Operations Manager

Marc Bery – Operations Manager

Reading Time: 4 minutes You probably haven’t met Marc Bery yet, but you might well recognise his face. …

Meet our science team – Biologists

Reading Time: < 1 minute Meet Andrea Tapia, Anderson Medina y Carlos Morochz our science teem in Mashpi Lodge. …
Fernando – Naturalist Guide

Fernando – Naturalist Guide

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fernando Arias from Mindo, is 30 years old but can’t believe he’s that age. Fernando is forever playing practical jokes on his fellow guides. …
Oswaldo Araujo – Chef

Oswaldo Araujo – Chef

Reading Time: 3 minutes Guests are often surprised at the sky-high quality of the cuisine at Mashpi …
Butterfly Center Assistants

Butterfly Center Assistants

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the middle of the Life Centre you will find the Butterfly House, home to dozens of winged creatures, flying erratically from leaf to leaf. …
Santiago – Bartender

Santiago – Bartender

Reading Time: < 1 minute Like the other scientists working at Mashpi Lodge, Santiago has his instruments: tweezers and pincers, shakers and tubes. …
Carlos Morochz – Expedition Leader

Carlos Morochz – Expedition Leader

Reading Time: 5 minutes Carlos Morochz joined the Mashpi team in 2010 as Resident Biologist to head up conservation and investigation projects, freshly graduated from San Francisco de Quito University. His ground-breaking discoveries in the reserve include important observations of behaviour and …
Carlos – Native Guide

Carlos – Native Guide

Reading Time: 2 minutes He has been guiding at Mashpi for four years, and though his English isn’t perfect, he’s improving it thanks to classes provided by the hotel. …
Anderson Orozco – Naturalist Guide

Anderson Orozco – Naturalist Guide

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the tender age of 21, Anderson is one of the youngest and brightest guides working at Mashpi Lodge. Known as “Guagito” (“little kid”) among his colleagues, Anderson grew up in the Community of Mashpi. …
Manolo – Assistant Naturalist Guide

Manolo – Assistant Naturalist Guide

Reading Time: 4 minutes Manolo, age 25, works alongside his brother, Carlos, who is also a guide. He started working at Mashpi before his big brother, before the construction of the hotel had even begun, flattening the land where a wood mill had once been. …
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