Shirley was born in 1982, in what she believes is the happiest month – December. She grew up in Guapiles, a rural area, with crystal clear rivers, green pastures, and beautiful rainforest. Her family of 13 includes her grandparents, two sisters, two brothers-in-law, three nephews, one uncle, two cousins, and her mom. Since Shirley was young, her grandparents lived on a farm with pigs, cows, horses, chickens. They just celebrated 63 years of marriage – a marvelous gift for all of them!
“I can’t imagine not working as a guide. I like the variety of experiences and working in the natural environment,” says Shirley. In her time off, she likes to do nothing at all…or hike, dance, watch TV, see a movie or visit her best friend in lovely Monteverde. Shirley’s dream is to see the beauty of European countries and experience the spirituality of the Middle East and Holy Land. China and Africa are also on her bucket list.