Our staff is what really sets us apart. The leadership and vision provided by our manager, Geovanny. The depth of knowledge and experience in ranching and farming of Alfredo. The magnetic personality of our volunteer coordinator, Pepe. These all combine to provide an environment that has a sound sense of purpose, based on deep knowledge and experience, in a fun and loving atmosphere. The testimonies of our volunteers over the last fifteen years, provide proof that this is an unbeatable combination.
Hacienda Tranquila S.A. Partner and General Manager, Geovanny oversees the office and properties. Born in Pelileo, Ecuador of an Italian father and indigenous mother, he moved to San Cristobal at age twelve. He has worked in sustainable tourism and social work for fifteen years. In addition to being a certified Surf Guide by the Galapagos National Park, Geovanny has also received vocational training in project management, sustainable tourism, and outdoor education, from the University of Indiana in the U.S. In 2014, in recognition of his contributions to the local cattle industry, Geovanny became the first representative from the Galapagos to be invited to join the National Cattle Association of Ecuador, and was awarded a Golden Button from that organization the following year. Geovanny blends his positivity and natural leadership abilities, with a sharp and forward looking strategic sensibility. Above all else, he is committed to preserving the fragile ecosystem that he calls home.