Each team member shares a commitment to support the Achuar in preserving their lands and culture for generations to come.
Octavio is from the community of Kapawi and has been working at Kapawi for almost 20 years, and is currently the resident manager.
Eduardo is from Quito, and is in charge of Kapawi’s accounting and financial reports, working closely with the staff at the ecolodge.
Simon comes from the community of Kusutkau, and is one of Kapawi’s local guides. Simon has extensive experience guiding and leading groups in the Achuar territory.
Luis Narankas Mukucham
Luis comes from the community of Kapawi, and worked for many years at the ecolodge. Nowadays, he is the Director of the TUNA School in the community of Kapawi, and helps link the work of the Ecolodge with the education and training of the younger generation of Achuar leaders.
Cristobal is from the community of Kapawi, and manages the dining and bar areas.
Marco comes from the community of Suwa and is Kapawi’s resident chef. He has been working at Kapawi for almost 20 years, and is in charge of preparing delicious meals using local products.
Ramiro is from the community of Kapawi, and is one of Kapawi’s local guides. Bilingual, and extremely knowledgeable about the culture and forest, Ramiro guides visitors and teaches them about the Achuar and their forest.
Pascual is from the community of Kapawi, and is in charge of logistics and operations, making sure that food and other key supplies are there for visitors.
Diego comes from the community of Charapacocha, and has been guiding groups for over a decade. An enthusiastic photographer, Diego is a local bilingual guide, very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Achuar culture and about the fauna and flora.
Mauro comes from the community of Kapawi, and he shares his time between being the President of the community and helping with Kapawi’s operations. Mauro is also very knowledgeable about mechanics and maintenance, two very important aspects of Kapawi’s operations.
Mario lives in the town of Shell, the starting point for the Kapawi Ecolodge experience. Mario provides logistical support for all our guests before flying into the Achuar territory.
Juan Carlos lives in Quito, and worked at Kapawi Ecolodge as naturalist guide and resident manager in the early years of Kapawi. He has been working closely with the Achuar for over 20 years, and runs operations and marketing activities from Kapawi’s office in Quito, Ecuador’s capital.