Ruth Torres & Kenny Herrera
Local Owners of Hacienda Herrera -Resident Coordinators and Administrators
Ruth Torres and her husband Kenny Herrera began working as volunteer students in CECCOT's training program in 2011 and have continued to work with us and become our important partners. Thanks to their hard work and collaboration, we were able to establish an alliance with Hacienda Herrera to work on our shared objectives and interests in research, conservation, education, and sustainability.
Ruth Torres has a B.S. and a M.S. degree in ecotourism from the National University of the Peruvian Amazon and the National Agrarian University La Molina, respectively. She has carried out different projects related to the environment and worked with ecotourism organizations in Madre de Dios. Ruth prefers research projects with applications in social/community projects, due to her interest in combining the use of natural resources, conservation and education. Ruth is our resident coordinator and administrator and she is in charge of supporting the organization of ecotourism, research and volunteer programs.
Kenny Herrera was born in Madre de Dios and grew up in direct contact with the forest and the river. This fostered his love of nature conservation and he earned a B.S. degree in ecotourism from the National University of the Peruvian Amazon. He has more than 10 years of experience in ecotourism, working as an instructor of adventure activities. His favorite activities are tree climbing, kayaking and cycling. He has a great knowledge of the forest and natural history that he uses to develop programs of nature and adventure experiences. Kenny is also a resident administrator, along with his wife Ruth. In particular, he coordinates the logistics of the collaborative programs. He likes to spend most of his free time with his son Tiago!