TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Harrington Javier García
Paz is a member of the Paso Pacifico family. He works as a dedicated
forest ranger and also cares for primates at the Karen Warren and Susan
White Spider Monkey Sanctuary now located at the Mono Bayo Reserve.
is a passionate environmental advocate. We got to know him nine years
ago as the 14-year-old son of our forest ranger Jose Felipe, who is
based at Reserva Silvestre Privada Guacamaya. Harrington was an
excellent student and very involved in helping his father manage the
forest. We recommended him for a scholarship from the USAID SEED
program. Through that support, he earned a degree in natural resources
technology from Mt. Hood Community College in 2014.
were all thrilled at his return to Nicaragua and immediately hired him
onto the team. Because of his attention to detail and concern for
wildlife, he received specialized training and was hired as an animal
keeper at the spider monkey sanctuary. There, Harrington provides daily
enrichment for the monkeys and educates local students about wildlife.
He also assists the other forest rangers with monitoring the wild spider
this month, Harrington married his childhood sweetheart, Milay
Rodriguez-Cortez. We congratulate them and wish them all the best as
they begin their new journey together.