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). 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. He hopes to accomplish his long-time goal of continuing to discover his Costa Rican homeland while helping tourists do the same!