! JAM JAM !
I was born in the town of San Ignacio in the western district of Cayo, Belize. The second of 5 kids. I first started to work as a zoo keeper at the Belize Zoo. Working there gave me the opportunity to interact a lot with people from various countries. Many times, I was chosen to do private tours at the Zoo; I then moved to Maya Mountain Lodge where I started as an apprenticed guide working and learning from an excellent guide who taught me great things about our wonderful jewel of Belize. This was the institution that truly got me hooked on the outdoors, this alone with my avid love of reading about natural histories and other magazines.
This experience motivated me to further my studies in the Tourism Industry. So, I got enrolled in the Tour guide course program where I dedicated to work for what I really dream’t of. As Andy Beirsack once said, “stand up for what you believe in… even if you’re standing alone.” So, this quote always encouraged me to always stand alone with the help of the almighty who guides me daily.
In February 2003 I was invited to work at Chaa Creek Inland Expeditions the company that it’s service is one of the most elite resorts in the country of Belize. I found a wonderful 6 years’ span of my life working there. At Chaa Creek Inland Expedition I worked as a Naturalist guide, horseback riding. While at Chaa Creek I was invited of the few chosen to take the Actun Tunichil Mucknal Course where I was successful and where I found myself adventuring in freelance guide for some years.
In the attempt for me to touch lives positively in all aspects to make a difference in the world. I created a company I have called Jam Jam Tours. This endeavour, as I like to be active and on the go. My goal is to educate locals and internationals creating a fun experience.
Inspiration is very important to me. In my studies of Tourism I was inspired by some great people. My dad who passed away and Luis Godoy. These two men touched my life directly; challenging my thinking about my passion: live once enjoy life to the fullest always aiming for what you truly want in life no matter what the challenges may be. So, saying that my philosophy is we live once in this life and we must live it our fullest experiencing the wonders God created.