Grand Poobah

Douglas Jackson

"Some see things as they are and ask why, I dream things that never were and ask why not? (and then I ask... "can we make that bigger?)". - Doug Jackson. Doug is the driving force behind TreeCasa, creating a cauldron of collaboration where all voices are heard and crazy ideas are called for. His passion for building dynamic, inspirational and just FUN! communities is what TreeCasa is all about.
Mr Green

Simon Farmer

Always out and about, and often up in tree, Simon and the Two Crows gang out of NorCal brought the tree houses to TreeCasa AND designed the organic farm and food forest that are core to our sustainability charter. When in Nicaragua Simon can often be spotted in the early AM in the "clown car" with surfboard on top, iso tasty waves. When up North he snowboards (not that we hold it against him).
Maintenance Manager

Ignacio Lopez

Ignacio was at TreeCasa when it was all Trees and no Casas, helping to build it from the ground (way) up and staying on to keep his handiwork in tip-top shape. He loves to teach the gringo TreeHousers some Spanish, the good words and bad, even when they are lazy students.
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Head of Housekeeping


Magdalena loves it clean and organized, and is always the one to take charge when things need doing anywhere around the hotel. Lists? She loves checking those boxes off in her magic notebook. Just don’t make her wait or you may end up on that list!

Organic Garden Manager

Carlos Reyes

Carlos runs the day-to-day operations of our organic vegetable gardens and orchards, keeping the bugs at bay with a clever array of homemade organic sprays and with other local and California-bred organic farming techniques. He's usually found in the garden, directing traffic, giving tours to guests and local school groups, and spreading the word on organics throughout the community.

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Liquids Engineering

Henry Lopez

Bringing Brooklyn to the jungle, Henry of Lucey's Lounge designed our cocktail program to accent the best of the city with exotic flavors of Nicaragua. Basil-infused dragonfruit capirinha? Smoked rum old fashioned with an cacao-infused beet elixir? Par for the course now at TreeCasa. If you're ever in NY go pay him a visit at .. just don't call him a mixologist. But do ask him about his teen-thriller paperback modelling career....

TreeHouse Master

Noah Zimmerman

Noah looks at big trees differently than you and I, sizing them up with visions swirling in his head of platforms, ladders and posts providing a habitat for humans up in the canopy. Along with the rest of the 2Crows gang, Noah brings his passion for sustainable agriculture and landscaping to guide the greening of the TreeCasa campus.

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Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas is Treecasa’s Visioneer and Experience Architect. A lifelong connector of people and ideas, Eric forges unique collaborations to create impactful experiences. Through an array of word, concept and human wrangling, Eric shapes the rich cultural programming that embodies TreeCasa’s mission: live thoughtfully and give people access to astonishment. Eric first landed on the shores of Nicaragua in 2006, became an original member of the El Encanto gang, and never really left in heart or spirit. When he’s not cross-pollinating ideas into cool experiences, you can find him teaching his dog Brando how to surf the breaks, or racing down a slope in any given place.

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Joby Read

Joby is the big picture thinker and giant space planner at TreeCasa, concocting new ideas for things to build and spaces to tailor. In his spare time he can be found peddling the trails at TreeCasa, or making up rules for made up games.

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Orion Comstock

Our resident naturalist and skate punk, Orion is another California dreamer now plying his many trades for us. From turtle ponds to hummingbird villages and monkey bridges he makes green living a reality at TreeCasa.

Zen Master

Vanessa Pattison

Vanessa brings the Zen to TreeCasa, her vision for yoga and wellness at TreeCasa quite literally expanding the scope of operations, with 70+ person teacher trainings from our friends at Moksha Yoga and others requiring big open spaces where the mind and body can breathe. But when class is done and the kids are down, just don't get in the way of her and her chardonnay.


Will Pattison

Builder, surfer, and flip-flop aficionado... Will originally hails from SoCal but has made Nicaragua his home since 2004. Will's team built TreeCasa from the ground up and into the canopy, and continues on as we add more amazing spaces to the campus. Ask him (but not Vanessa) about the latest upgrades in mind for his (sorta) trusty Landcruiser green machine.