It all started in 2008 when two brothers Michael and Jeff Dietrich teamed up to purchase the reserve. Michael and Jenny are avid gardeners who care deeply about land conservation. Jeff is an avid birdwatcher and naturalist who has a deep passion and knowledge of tropical flora and fauna and is committed to conservation.
Today, Mount Totumas is run and operated by a community of hardworking and talented individuals. Alma is the chef behind our farm-to-table restaurant. You will often find her in the kitchen creating delicious dishes inspired by the garden and local produce of Volcan. Karin manages the specialty coffee production, processing, roasting and export.
The Rodriguez family has lived on this reserve since 2000 and are our caretakers who manage the farm operations; cattle, coffee, landscape and trail maintenance. Reinaldo Jr. our guide has incredible skills in spotting wildlife. His knowledge of cloud forest ecology is well rounded and he has mastered the calls and names of birds in our region.
Milka and Mateo help us with the day to day operations of running our hotel. Greeting you upon arrival, making sure you checked in and making sure you have everything you need during your stay.
When you visit us at Mount Totumas you will become immersed in the community that help operate our reserve.