You will find Ale in the office generally, assisting with all kinds of daily tasks while supporting the team as a whole. She’s a team player and brings vibrancy to the office with her interaction with guests, clients and staff. She likes to explore so she is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica's culture, history and interesting places to visit. If you don't know what to do while in Bejuco, she is the right person to go to for information. Her outstanding customer service makes locals and foreign visitors feel at home. She joined our team in April 2017 and when not in the office she likes to spend time with her rescued friends (two dogs and two cats), hiking, stand-up paddle boarding or with her books -- as she is currently enrolled in Natural Resources Management at a state university. Ale says, ¨I love working with an environmentally friendly company that is also so involved with community projects. I just have so many opportunities to grow and help others while I work here. I also love meeting people from everywhere and I like to make them feel welcome and comfortable while visiting us.”
Gabriela – Lead Housekeeper
You will find Gaby cleaning many of the homes in Costa del Sol and leading our "Clean Team". She is the envy of anyone who has ever cleaned a window as no one else is as good! She takes great pride in her work and her two beautiful girls. Gaby is married and is originally from San Carlos, but moved to Bejuco a number of years ago. She enjoys music, reading and loves to cook. She has worked in Costa del Sol for a number of years prior for various people, but joined EcoVida Properties full-time in June 2010. Gaby says, “Thanks everyone for the trust and the opportunity to work in your homes. I enjoy meeting new owners; I look forward to working in Playa Bejuco for many years."
You may see Gerardo around our Bejuco communities doing various things -- he is an extremely hard worker and interested in many, many things. He loves to paint, work with cement and small construction projects, and garden. In addition to his maintenance duties in all our homes, Gerardo is also our pool cleaning expert, taking care of a small number of pools for elite clientele. Gerardo does not contain an "L". He's too polite to tell Americans and Canadians that it is not "Geraldo". He is married with two children and has lived in Bejuco all of his life right on the beach. He likes to fish and listen to music and definitely enjoys learning a new English word every day. He joined EcoVida full-time in June 2010. Gerardo says, "I am so glad to work for the clients and owners here in Playa Bejuco, because they are so friendly and care. This makes me come back to the job every day!!!"
Silvia - Housekeeping
You will find Silvia cleaning houses for our clients as part of our "Clean Team". She joined the team at the end of 2013 and has excelled at her job, never seen without a smile on her face! She is the team's jokester, keeping everyone in stitches with her wit and infectious joy. She joined EcoVida full-time in November 2013.
Maya - "Guard" Dog
The real boss around the EcoVida office, Maya was adopted as a 5-6 week old puppy, after being left at a gas station to fend for herself. Since then, she has endeared herself with the owners and staff of EcoVida and pretty much taken over all decision making (or so she thinks). Here she is pictured under the car that saved her, which she clearly believes is now her property along with everything else around EcoVida. She joined the team in September of 2015.
The owners of EcoVida, Dave and Shannon, will be seen assisting and directing the team when necessary. They will mostly be found behind a computer dealing with back office duties, thus the reason they have no tan. “We rely on our team of wonderful people to provide the utmost in customer service, whether in terms of guest relations & tours, vendor coordination, correspondence with property management clientele or real estate related services. We have worked hard for years to build a team of dedicated people that can provide the kind of service one would expect at a 5 star resort, yet at the same time provide economical pricing – in any of our service and product offerings.” – Shannon and Dave
EcoVida Team November 2015
Although our core team is listed above, we have employed many others as they move along their own path and are sad to see them leave our team, moving on to other things.