The full-time staff at Bodhi Surf + Yoga: These valuable team members work tirelessly every day to ensure that everything runs smoothly at the Bodhi lodge. They also do so while laughing, singing, dancing, and making everyone around them feel cared for!
Mary Cruz Monge
Cartago, Costa Rica
Mary Cruz (Mary) is in charge of housekeeping at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, and has been with the company since 2015. Mary’s bubbly personality, positive attitude, and hard-work ethic contribute to a fun and productive work atmosphere. There seems to be no project that Mary is not willing to take on, she appreciates challenge and the realization of tasks. She greatly enjoys learning, and is completing her education simultaneously with working full-time. She also takes English class, and enjoys practicing her English with Bodhi guests. Mary loves to spend time with her family and explore the area that she now calls home. She loves animals, learning about new cultures, and spending time at the beach!
Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica
Yahaisa (Yaha) wears many hats at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, and has since she started working at the company in 2017. She is a nanny for Maya and Clea, as well as an auxiliary staff in both the housekeeping and cooking departments of Bodhi. Yaha is extremely hardworking and positive, and always willing to help in any way that she can. Yaha’s calm demeanor and agreeable nature are pivotal to creating a positive work atmosphere. She loves kids, is a bit of a foodie, and enjoys trying new things. In her spare time, Yaha likes to spend time with her family and friends, cooking, going to the beach, and exploring the area.
Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica
Fanny is the newest addition to the Bodhi Surf + Yoga team, having started in 2019. She is in charge of the Bodhi kitchen and also assists with housekeeping when needed. Fanny has a very positive outlook on both life and work, and enjoys working in a team and helping to take on any challenge or task. She enjoys learning, singing, dancing, and being creative, and is happy to be able to do all of these in her place of work! In her spare time, Fanny is most happy spending time with her kids and taking them on adventures — whether that’s in the mountains or at the coast.
Hannah started as an intern in 2016, and after working her way up for several seasons, she is now a full-time staff member at Bodhi Surf + Yoga. Hannah’s kind, inclusive, and inquisitive nature make her a great addition to Bodhi, and she is a true team player. She is known for saying “yes” to any task that is asked of her. Hannah uses her talent as a videographer and her empathetic nature to weave together beautiful, visual videos that tell stories deeper than just surface level. Hannah is essentially a mermaid, and her specialty is to combine her passion for the ocean and swimming with videography in order to make in-water videos. She loves hanging out with her friends, traveling, both surfing and bodysurfing, and treats.
Spencer was introduced to Bodhi through his and Travis’s mutual college baseball coach, and entered the 2015 Ocean Guardian Contest for his campus-wide water-savings project. He began his internship in late 2018, and became a full-time staff member in mid-2019. Spencer’s passions include environmental conservation and surfing/bodysurfing, so he is excited to be able to use them both in his work. He worked to help Bodhi Surf + Yoga in becoming the first surf and yoga camp in the world to go carbon neutral. In his spare time, Spencer loves to be in the ocean, reading a good book with coffee in hand, or hanging with his puppy.
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