MEET OUR AMAZING STAFF
Meet Nelmarie Bol Tzib, General Manager
Nelmarie is local gem of full Mayan ancestry. She deftly handles management of the kitchen, serving and housekeeping crew, as well as tour scheduling and all guest services. A graduate of St. Ignatius High School in nearby Santa Elena, Nelmarie is torn between her love of science and tourism. Mariposa benefits from her unusual panoply of capabilities and knowledge of jungle nature and Maya culture. She is the mother of two delightful children, Tracy and Ilhan, who consider Mariposa their home. Tourism is the right field for this energetic young woman who loves people and adventure. When time permits, Nel is crawling through caves, hiking, rappelling, or traveling to expand her range of experiences. Her enthusiasm education, cultural background and love of science and nature make Nelmarie and her staff create the guest-service ambiance that makes Mariposa Jungle Lodge a very special place for a Belize jungle adventure and cultural vacation.
Meet Agusto Ixtecoc & Damian Ixtecoc
Agusto and Damian, brothers, have been part of the Mariposa family since 2004. Each played critical roles in the development and building of our resort. Their skills ranged from jungle exploration and site selection, to all aspects of building construction, including cement foundations, thatch or metal roof installation and fine tile work. Each has served Mariposa and its guests in numerous capacities, ranging from administration,outdoor staff development and supervision, fine carpentry, painting, and even cooking at our Gourmet Jungle BBQs.
Meet Esau Tzib, Mariposa Chef
Esau was among the members of Mariposa’s initial furniture-making crew and later joined the indoor staff to serve guests. During a hiatus from Mariposa employment, Esau discovered his love of cooking and underwent culinary training before returning home to us. Our guests benefit from the personal touch he offers to an expanded range of Belizean and Mayan offerings.
Other Members of the Team
Our great management team is supported by a talented group of local staff who provide Guest Services, Landscaping, Administrative and Security talents.