Board of Trustees

Honorary Chairs

Oscar Arias
Former President of Costa Rica;
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1987 (Costa Rica)
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Dame Jane Goodall
D.B.E. (Dame of the British Empire); U.N. Messenger of Peace (UK)
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Founding Trustees

William Connelly
Vice President, Pax Natura Foundation (USA)
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Carlos Jimenez Freer
President, Xcel (Costa Rica)

Randall Tolpinrud
President, Pax Natura Foundation (USA)
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Honorary Trustees

Wade Davis
Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society (USA)
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José Ramos-Horta
Former President of Timor Leste (East Timor);
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1996 (Timor Leste)
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1984 (South Africa)
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Edward O. Wilson
University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University;
Pulitzer Prize Author (USA)
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Betty Williams
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 1976 (Ireland)
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Trustees – Art & Nature

Trent Alvey
Artist and President of Trent Alvey Design (USA)
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Trustees – Agroecology

Jordan Anderson
Cultivator, Solaris Farms LLC (USA)
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Francisco Grau
Entrepreneur (Costa Rica)
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Steven Tolpinrud
Agroecologist (USA)
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Trustees – Ecology & Conservation

Wm. Hugh Bollinger
President, Pandaray (USA)
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Rodrigo Gamez Lobo
Director General, INBio (Costa Rica)

Federico Muñoz
Biologist and Naturalist (Costa Rica)
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Dennis Sizemore
Executive Director, Round River Conservation (USA)
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Trustees – Ecotourism

Ana Báez
President, Conservacion Consultores (Costa Rica)
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Kailani Jimenez
Naturalist and Guide (Costa Rica)

Isaac Tolpinrud
Naturalist and Guide (USA)
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Trustees – Environmental Humanities

Robert Newman
President and Director, National Humanities Center (USA)
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Trustees – Health, Wellness & Education

Donna Dinsdale
Integrative Health and Wellness Educator (USA)
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Forrest Cuch
Former Director of Indian Affairs, State of Utah, Ute Tribe (USA)
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Diego Alonso Gutierrez
Consultant (Costa Rica)
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Denise Lynch
Founder, Clear Mind Institute (USA)
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Trustees – Renewable Energy & Sustainable Development

Doug Anderson
President, Pacific Commercial Properties (USA)
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Phil Emmi
Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning & Geography, University of Utah (USA)
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Silvia Rojas Fernandez
Executive Director for Sustainable Development (Costa Rica)
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Alana Metcalf
Entrepreneur (USA)
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Trustees – Social & Global Justice

Deen Chatterjee
Senior Fellow, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (USA)
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Elizabeth Katherine Gamarra
World Rotary Peace Fellow (USA)
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David T. Ives
Executive Director Emeritus, Albert Schweitzer Institute (USA)
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Trustees – Technology

Steve Estes
Technical Internet Advisor (USA)
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Randal Longstroth
IT Consultant (USA)
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In Memoriam

Federico Gutierrez
Founding Trustee, Pax Natura Foundation (Costa Rica)