Before leading for Putney, Gregorio was easily found on fishing trips in Colombia’s Pacific Coast, trekking to the Lost City or working on social, hands-on design projects in rural communities in his home country. For over 10 years, he has led expeditions in Central and South America and in 2016 he moved to South East Asia. For seven years, Laos was his home where he managed a community-based tourism and student travel project. Soon after he became involved in elephant conservation and lived among elephants for two years, working toward the ethical care of captive elephants, as well the conservation of those in the wild. Gregorio currently directs our programs in Puerto Rico, Morocco, Panama, Colombia, Cuba, and Costa Rica. When he’s not programming or leading trips, you can find him playing football, listening to salsa music, and enjoying the outdoors.