Andres was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. When he turned 7, he moved with his family to The Woodlands, Texas where he grew up. At age 18, he moved with his family to Managua, Nicaragua where he studied Natural Resource Management and Finance (and now continues to study online) at UAM College. There he expanded his love for Central American nature and adventure and began working as a tour guide. Recently, Andres and his family have moved back to Costa Rica due to civil unrest in Nicaragua. He hopes to accomplish his long-time goal of continuing to discover his Costa Rica homeland while helping tourists do the same!