Rosalyn maintains professional backgrounds in both ecotourism and the arts (dance) – the integral components of EcoArts Tours. She recently worked at the Center for Responsible Travel at Stanford University, and currently provides private consulting in sustainable travel. She holds a MSc in Ecotourism from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her master’s dissertation provided the World Wildlife Fund with a framework for indigenous ecotourism development of the Kikori River Basin, a proposed UNESCO site in Papua New Guinea. Her ecotourism experience spans across the globe - from California to Colombia, Papua New Guinea to Tanzania.
Andres is a the co-founder of Woods2, a full service and creative agency for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. As a part of the EcoArts team, he provides expert guidance and services in graphic design and marketing. Andres is also a strategic designer, developer, and digital marketer with David Perry & Associates. Previously in 2002, he co-founded Dynamic Reflection - an independent social media group dedicated to helping clients stand out and do more on the social web. He helped DReflect grow into a full service, award winning firm with clients in the US, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and Africa.
Andres studied Computer Science and Ethnic Studies at Colorado State University. He is an active contributor to a variety of open source software communities and presents regularly on the business opportunities and benefits of new media. As a Colombian-American born and raised in New York City, Andres is active in community service and teaches cultural dance, graphic design, and business to youth.
Maria Allocco is an EcoArts instructor providing youth workshops in creative writing and silk-screening. With over 10 years experience as a writer and youth educator, Maria shares her inspiration of nature to guide youth in new areas of self-expression and expansion. Silk-screening is a way to express one’s own words and vision onto a piece of wearable art. During a workshop, participants will choose earth-themed designs or create their own, silk-screen them onto fabric, and learn how to create and print a personal item of clothing. Participants are encouraged to bring blank t-shirts and bags to reconstruct into take-home art.
Maria was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize in 2003, and her work can be seen in The Lantern Review, The Monday Night Literary Review, and Fusion Literary Magazine.
Josie Adele is an EcoArts instructor providing workshops for youth and adults to Up-cycle Your Jewelry. In the workshop, you will learn basic jewelry techniques, tool handling, stringing, wire-wrapping, forging, and composition. Participants are encouraged to bring old jewelry, found objects, or thrift-store finds to up-cycle into a new ring, necklace or pendant. We start with the basics, work with wire to form a simple ring, and then evolve into personal creations.
Josie has been an entrepreneur jewelry designer since 2004 and uses recycled elements and local production in her work. She has a degree from Colorado State University and completed the Sustainable Design Program at the University of California Berkeley Extension. She develops eco-efficient products from recycled metals and other materials and views it as a beautiful and rewarding challenge to up-cycle waste into something of value, which will be appreciated for years to come.
Beto is an independent filmmaker, photographer and dancer based in Oakland, California. He has spent his entire adult life traveling the country to film the lives of b-boy and b-girl dancers (commonly known as breakdancers) along with filming a variety of projects for many clients industry-wide. He has spent the last three years broadcasting his life on justin.tv, which includes 24-hour live broadcasting footage.
Beto broadcasts primarily from the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York. However, his wireless broadcasting allows his viewers to go just about anywhere with him on live, behind-the-scenes footage of his latest projects. Recently, he was one of the 100 agents selected for the first Ford Fiesta Movement and has currently been reselected for the second campaign. His personal project is a documentary "The B-boy Connection" that exposes the true essence of b-boy culture.