Reforest The Tropics

An applied research program demonstrating climate change mitigation through sustainable farm forestry

Board of Directors and Staff

LIST OF DIRECTORS OF RTT

  1. Dr. Herster Barres, Director of Research
  2. Honorable David Anderson, former State Legislator for 12 years in Connecticut. Established recycling in CT. Retired.
  3. Mr. Harry Hintlian, Businessman, retired.
  4. Ms. Lauren Hintlian, Businesswoman, Co-Director & Secretary,.
  5. Ms. Jacqueline Bagwell, Information Technology Analyst.
  6. Mr. Richard Prouty, Founder, Project Adventure
  7. Dr. Daniel Alvino, Educational Psychologist,  Treasurer.
  8. Mr. Joseph Mueller, Financial Consultant.
  9. Mr. Adam Winn, Financial Firm Vice President
  10. Dr. Justin Foster, Senior Trader and Principal, Appian Way Energy Partners

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LIST OF RTT STAFF IN THE US

Greg Powell, Director

Greg has always had the goal to work to make the world a better place. Starting his professional experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Greg found a passion for international community development that has continued throughout his career. Greg lived and worked for years in Belize and Peru as the Country Director and Regional Director – Latin America, respectively, for ProWorld Service Corps. After supervising an AmeriCorps program in the United States, and receiving a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy from Norwich University Greg continued to follow his calling by joining Partners In Health as the Grants Manager. While with Partners In Health, Greg helped manage grant-funded programs in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Russia, Malawi, Rwanda, and Lesotho.

Rekindling a life-long love for the natural environment, and recognizing the opportunity to make a true impact on the global climate change challenge, Greg happily joined the RTT team in August of 2013. Greg is building from his reforestation experiences in Honduras and Peru to help grow and expand the RTT model. When not contemplating the development of tropical forests, Greg can be found in his kayak with a fishing rod, hiking, or playing the guitar.

Herster Barres, Director of Research

Graduate of Yale Forestry School (1958) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (1961), previously a FAO Forestry Officer and manager of a UNDP/FAO Agricultural Diversification Program in Costa Rica. Experience in marketing in the US. Married, 3 children.

 

Jackie Bagwell, Environmental Education Coordinator

Jackie Bagwell has worked in technology related fields of education and commerce since PC’s became essential to productivity. Jackie is an Information Technology Analyst and Multimedia Specialist with significant experience producing documentary video for education and commerce. Jackie is active with youth groups in New London where she worked for New London Public Schools technology department before coming to Reforest The Tropics. She enjoys photography/videography, birding and all things nature.

RTT FORESTER, CO-DIRECTOR IN COSTA RICA
Ing. Rolando Camacho.

RTT FORESTER, COSTA RICA

Victor Martinez

CONSULTANT TO RTT
Mr. Michael Ferrucci, lecturer at Yale School of Forestry and Forest Consultant

FARMS IN COSTA RICA
RTT has sponsor/research forests on 10 farms in Costa Rica, including the Center for Higher Education and Agricultural Research (CATIE), and Earth University.