After over 40 years in Montreal, Canada, my husband and I moved to Nosara in 2013 “for a year or two”. We quickly fell in love with the country, willingly traded our skis and hockey skates for surfboards and fly rods, bought land, and built a home. We have been Costa Rican residents since 2014. I hold a Master in Business Administration and a BA in Geography. Some people know me as a co-founder of Nosara Day Camp, which I ran for two (super fun and exhausting) years. Prior to my family’s move to Costa Rica I worked as a private consultant for 15 years managing research projects for conservation organizations and Canadian indigenous groups. My husband owns Bantam Materials Inc, which trades in recycled plastic, and specializes in sourcing and auditing ocean-bound plastics. We have two daughters at Del Mar Academy, where I help raise money for the Nosara Scholarship Association so that more local kids can graduate with IB diplomas and set their sights on college. I speak English and French and I feel like I will forever be working on my Spanish.