Meet the Team
Meet Julio Cesar Calvo the Founder of Essence Of Costa Rica!!
Julio is President and Founder of the Costa Rica Diverse Chamber of Commerce with more than 18 years of experience in the tourism industry in Costa Rica, he is also the founder of the Travel Agency Specialized in LGBTI tourism to Costa Rica.
His main goal in a personal level is to help others to feel equal in the society at a economic and social level. As of now from his work on the chamber of Commerce he is developing a strategy to help understand other tourism companies the importance of stop discrimination within this companies and to developing tools to achieve equality in day to day business.
Meet Lisa Sheldon Founder of Essence of Costa Rica and Event Coordinator!
Lisa Sheldon, CTIE (Certified Travel Industry Executive) mentors and trains travel advisors new to the industry or those interested in the romance travel niche. In addition to mentoring travel advisors she has owned her travel agency for the past 23 of her 32 years career in the travel industry bringing to the table a vast knowledge of the travel industry.
Lisa has spoken at countless events throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Costa Rica sharing her expertise and training travel advisors on romance travel.
Meet Tiffany Richards a Founding Member and Marketing Coordinator!
Tiffany has been a part of the travel industry for more than 20 years; working in hotels, airlines and the last few years building her own travel agency.
With her Gypsy Soul and love of event planning she is the perfect fit for Essence of Costa Rica.