José has been an adventurer and educator his whole life. He started his career in outdoor education working for Guajataka Boy Scout Reservation in Puerto Rico in 1989. There he led 5-day backpacking trips, taught several classes including first aid, navigation, wilderness survival and facilitated challenge course activities. Jose has split his time between New Hampshire, Maine, and the Caribbean. While in New England he facilitated for several programs including Dartmouth Outdoor Programs, University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Thompson Island Outward Bound, and Hurricane Island Outward Bound. In 2002, he created Aire Libre in Puerto Rico to fulfill the need for outdoor education on the island. He is an avid hiker and sailor and has traveled widely around the Americas and the Caribbean. He still maintains his 50 gross tons USCG Captain's License.