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By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:22 am: Edit Post

Phil Coventry who served in Costa Rica
from
63 to 65 and worked in Rural Community Development
can be e-mailed at covphilaixdnetcomdcom



Howard L. Graham who served in Costa Rica
from
65 to 67 and worked in Rural Community Development
can be e-mailed at HGraham206aaoldcom



Carolyn McAdams who served in Costa Rica
from
65 to 67 and worked in Rural Community Development
can be e-mailed at lakebrookacybertoursdcom



Dick Barton who served in Costa Rica
from
66 to 68 and worked in Community Development/Theater
can be e-mailed at DickB5amaildidtdnet



Larry Willmore who served in Costa Rica
from
66 to 68 and worked in V: rural community development
can be e-mailed at willmoreaundorg



Ernest Arbuckle who served in Costa Rica
from
66 to 69 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at buckateleportdcom



Norman Abbott who served in Costa Rica
from
68 to 70 and worked in Cenral American Fisheries Project
can be e-mailed at Abbotts4aAOLdcom



Jennifer Walter Fowler who served in Costa Rica
from
68 to 70 and worked in Community Development
can be e-mailed at jenniferfowleraworldnetdattdnet



Rick Stevens who served in Costa Rica
from
68 to 70 and worked in Physical Education
can be e-mailed at rickdstevensamedstatdcom



Steve Cornelius who served in Costa Rica
from
70 to 72 and worked in National Parks
can be e-mailed at secorneliuaaoldcom



Thomas Wrchota who served in Costa Rica
from
70 to 73 and worked in Community Development/Ministry of Government
can be e-mailed at wrchotaaathenetdnet



Edward T. Lawler who served in Costa Rica
from
71 to 71 and worked in agriculture
can be e-mailed at bdcamcndnet



David holdwick who served in Costa Rica
from
71 to 73 and worked in agriculture
can be e-mailed at vholdwicascncdscsdk12dmidus



David Kolasa who served in Costa Rica
from
73 to 76 and worked in Ag
can be e-mailed at dak2apsudedu



William Wilkins who served in Costa Rica
from
73 to 77 and worked in Forestry
can be e-mailed at wwilkinsaixdnetcomdcom



Ted Boratynski who served in Costa Rica
from
76 to 78 and worked in Agriculture
can be e-mailed at boratynsaquixdnet



Maria Zambrana who served in Costa Rica
from
76 to 78 and worked in Nutrition
can be e-mailed at Maria_Hubbellahotmaildcom



Ed Bowers who served in Costa Rica
from
76 to 80 and worked in Agriculture
can be e-mailed at EJBaGNVdIFASdUFLdEDU

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Edwin J. Bowers who served in Costa Rica
from
76 to 80 and worked in Agriculture
can be e-mailed at EJBaicondbkvdufldedu



Stephen Westman who served in Costa Rica
from
77 to 78 and worked in Music
can be e-mailed at swestmanacoyotedutsadedu



Lindy (Maria) Lindeman who served in Costa Rica
from
77 to 80 and worked in Recreation (YMCA & 4-S Clubs)
can be e-mailed at lindydlindemanamckessondcom



Nancy Lou Conklin-Brittain who served in Costa Rica
from
78 to 80 and worked in agriculture
can be e-mailed at nconklinafasdharvarddedu



kim clarkin who served in Costa Rica
from
78 to 82 and worked in watershed management
can be e-mailed at kclarkinaplixdcom



David L. Perry who served in Costa Rica
from
79 to 82 and worked in Community Forestry, School Gardens
can be e-mailed at dmperryaflashdnet



Sara Severance Weinert who served in Costa Rica
from
79 to 82 and worked in School gardens; sheltered workshop
can be e-mailed at weinertsajinxdsckansdedu



Jim Henika who served in Costa Rica
from
80 to 83 and worked in Agriculture
can be e-mailed at Stikbroajunodcom



Rick Charboneau who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 83 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at charb002amaroondtcdumndedu



Donna Lee Gerst who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 83 and worked in Agricultural Research & Extension
can be e-mailed at dlgerstaflashdnet



Frances Johnson who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 83 and worked in Agriculture
can be e-mailed at fmjsouthacrockerdcom



Susan M. Granger who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 83 and worked in School Gardens
can be e-mailed at grangersastripedcoloradodedu



Joyce Pettigrew who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 83 and worked in Agriculture Research
can be e-mailed at joycepetamywaydcom



Richard LaFontaine who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 83 and worked in Cooperatives
can be e-mailed at lafontrmaconcentricdnet



Donna Lee Gerst who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 84 and worked in Agricultural Research
can be e-mailed at dlgerstaflashdnet



DAVID LOCKSHIN who served in Costa Rica
from
81 to 84 and worked in ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
can be e-mailed at PPSB58AaPRODIGYdCOM



Cassandra Tchen who served in Costa Rica
from
82 to 86 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at ThirydTchenawanadoodfr



Barbara G. Hoffman who served in Costa Rica
from
83 to 85 and worked in WID, Special Development Fund
can be e-mailed at BHoffwomanahotmaildcom

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:22 am: Edit Post

Johnson, C. Mark who served in Costa Rica
from
83 to 85 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at mcjohn1212aaoldcod



Tom VanMouwerik who served in Costa Rica
from
83 to 85 and worked in Agriculture Administration
can be e-mailed at tvmaconnectnetdcom



Andrew Bourne who served in Costa Rica
from
83 to 86 and worked in Small Business
can be e-mailed at AndrewB52aaoldcom



John Sloan who served in Costa Rica
from
83 to 86 and worked in Agriculture
can be e-mailed at j-sloanatamudedu



Kimberly VanWagner who served in Costa Rica
from
83 to 86 and worked in Rural Development & Small Business Dev
can be e-mailed at vanwagaaoldcom



John Walthier who served in Costa Rica
from
84 to 86 and worked in Cooperatives
can be e-mailed at johndwalthierawjdcom



Lisa J. Myers who served in Costa Rica
from
84 to 86 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at lisamyersacalwestdnet



Kathleen (McMurrer) Huntington who served in Costa Rica
from
84 to 86 and worked in Aquaculture
can be e-mailed at tkaphuntingtonaworldnetdattdnet



kevin ludeke who served in Costa Rica
from
84 to 87 and worked in Cooperatives Advisor
can be e-mailed at kludekeasoldracsadcodcr



Robert O'Hare who served in Costa Rica
from
84 to 87 and worked in dairy and reforestry
can be e-mailed at rohareamegavisiondnet



Becky Bundy who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at BLemonteaaaoldcom



Donald Cirino who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Rural Development
can be e-mailed at DCricaaaoldcom



Donna Emery who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Tourism
can be e-mailed at donna-1aattdnet



Roseanne Colson who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Rural Development
can be e-mailed at jaycsaearthlinkdnet



Miles Perez who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Soil and Water Conservation
can be e-mailed at milesperezachamorrodcom



Marcos C. Johnson who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at mjohn1212aappstatedcampusdmcidnet

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:23 am: Edit Post

Mark C. Johnson "Marcos" who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at mjohn1212aappstatedcampusdmcidnet



Rick Hoffman who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at rhoffmanalausddk12dcadusad



Rick Hoffman who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at RHoffman6aaoldcom



Jaquie Stiver who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Rural Development/Special Ed
can be e-mailed at sdspanyeraattdnet



Tracy Geoghegan who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in Women in Development
can be e-mailed at tracygaerolsdcom



Stephanie Bocks who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 87 and worked in 4-S club Promoters/ Women in Development
can be e-mailed at wtwslwacobwebdnet



Jay Scribner who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 88 and worked in English teacher training and Housing
can be e-mailed at elpajsashowmedmissouridedu



Jeffrey Dietrich who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 88 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at jdietrichaedcdorg



Stacey Stovall who served in Costa Rica
from
85 to 88 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at sstovallamicrondnet



Donna Bowden Villalta who served in Costa Rica
from
86 to 89 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at dvillaltaaaoldcomd



Jeffrey S. Marshall who served in Costa Rica
from
87 to 88 and worked in Fisheries
can be e-mailed at marshallageoscdpsudedu



John Roitz who served in Costa Rica
from
87 to 89 and worked in Soil Conservation/Forestry
can be e-mailed at roitzayahoodcom



Scott Jensen who served in Costa Rica
from
87 to 90 and worked in Rural Development
can be e-mailed at escottahgeadorg



doland nichols who served in Costa Rica
from
87 to 90 and worked in forestry
can be e-mailed at jdnaalpinedfordnaudedu



Ted Peck who served in Costa Rica
from
87 to 90 and worked in Small Enterprise Development
can be e-mailed at julietedasortmozdcom



andy hilliard who served in Costa Rica
from
88 to 90 and worked in small enterprise development
can be e-mailed at achilliardaaoldcom



Julie Harrold who served in Costa Rica
from
88 to 90 and worked in Vocational Rehabilitation
can be e-mailed at julietedasortmozdcom

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:23 am: Edit Post

Linda Pearl who served in Costa Rica
from
88 to 90 and worked in Women in Development
can be e-mailed at lindaavaluecaddcom



Monica Ragusa who served in Costa Rica
from
88 to 90 and worked in Small Enterprise Development
can be e-mailed at mlraguaworldnetdattdnet



Shelly Hubman who served in Costa Rica
from
88 to 90 and worked in Rehabilitation Education
can be e-mailed at Shubmanamindspringdcom



Roy C. Guyton who served in Costa Rica
from
88 to 91 and worked in Adult Education & Ed
can be e-mailed at guytonroahugse1dharvarddedu



Margaret Bau who served in Costa Rica
from
88 to 92 and worked in Women in Development
can be e-mailed at mbauahhhdumndedu



Doug Hoover who served in Costa Rica
from
89 to 91 and worked in forestry extension
can be e-mailed at hooverhomeaaoldcom



Karla Christensen who served in Costa Rica
from
89 to 91 and worked in Women in development
can be e-mailed at pelican_karlaayahoodcom



Jennifer Pfleging who served in Costa Rica
from
89 to 91 and worked in Education
can be e-mailed at pfleginaharborsidedcom



Frederick Whitman who served in Costa Rica
from
90 to 92 and worked in Housing
can be e-mailed at fwhitmnatribdcom



Heather White who served in Costa Rica
from
90 to 92 and worked in Special Education
can be e-mailed at HMW60aaoldcom



Lucy Lawrence who served in Costa Rica
from
90 to 92 and worked in Integrated Community Development
can be e-mailed at llawrencaswduadedu



mary-helen hughes who served in Costa Rica
from
90 to 92 and worked in Rural Development
can be e-mailed at maryhughes_99ayahoodcom



Jim Schuman who served in Costa Rica
from
90 to 94 and worked in WID
can be e-mailed at jaschumaastudentsduiucdedu



Aaron Hirsch who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 92 and worked in Small Enterprise Development
can be e-mailed at ahirschaworldbankdorg



Wendi A. White who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 92 and worked in Rehabilitation
can be e-mailed at wendiawhiteayahoodcom



Anne Barrington who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 93 and worked in Forestry
can be e-mailed at adbarringtonainamedcom



Bill and Carolyn Faber who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 93 and worked in community developement
can be e-mailed at etfabersatylerdnet

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:23 am: Edit Post

carolyn faber who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 93 and worked in community developement
can be e-mailed at etfabersatylerdnet



Joe Ingoglia who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 93 and worked in Education, Youth stuff
can be e-mailed at jai2acornelldedu



karl whitney who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 93 and worked in forestry
can be e-mailed at kdw2aacpubddukededu



Mark Malaspina who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 93 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at markdmalaspinaayalededu



Roberto(Bob) Tucker who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 93 and worked in Business/Housing
can be e-mailed at sapoajunodcom



SHARIN AKHTAR who served in Costa Rica
from
91 to 94 and worked in SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
can be e-mailed at SHARI_4CRaHOTMAILdCOM



Celia Bosworth who served in Costa Rica
from
92 to 94 and worked in health-rehabilitation
can be e-mailed at celiabosworthahotmaildcom



Dan Junkins who served in Costa Rica
from
92 to 94 and worked in Small Business Development
can be e-mailed at danjunkinsahotmaildcom



Michael Aguilera who served in Costa Rica
from
92 to 94 and worked in Small Business Development
can be e-mailed at maguileraudwashingtondedu



nicole berry who served in Costa Rica
from
92 to 94 and worked in intgrated community development
can be e-mailed at makearingaaoldcom



Paige Treat who served in Costa Rica
from
92 to 94 and worked in Adult Education
can be e-mailed at PTreat3aaoldcom



Troy Dassler who served in Costa Rica
from
92 to 94 and worked in Early Childhood Development
can be e-mailed at ROBDASSaAOLdCOM



Beth Nash Binkley who served in Costa Rica
from
92 to 94 and worked in Community Development
can be e-mailed at tdbinkleyaworldnetdattdnet



Susan Silber who served in Costa Rica
from
93 to 93 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at susansiasfsudedu



Michael Blegen who served in Costa Rica
from
93 to 94 and worked in Forestry Extension
can be e-mailed at mblegenaaoldcom



Alison Gilbert who served in Costa Rica
from
93 to 95 and worked in Integrated Child Development (IChD)
can be e-mailed at gilbertaabudedu



Leah Rosenbloom who served in Costa Rica
from
93 to 95 and worked in Adult Education
can be e-mailed at lnaomiajunodcom



Jeffrey Bertrando who served in Costa Rica
from
93 to 95 and worked in adult education
can be e-mailed at rbertranautepdedu

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:23 am: Edit Post

Toby Bryce who served in Costa Rica
from
93 to 95 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at waltajunodcom



Carol Elsesser who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Urban youth
can be e-mailed at celsesseraearthlinkdnet



Dan Junkins who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Small Business Development
can be e-mailed at danieldmdjunkinsafrbdatldcom



Joe Rubin who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at joelraandrewdcmudedu



Joel Rubin who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Envrionmental Education
can be e-mailed at joelraandrewdcmudedu



Kendra Gonnerman who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in ICHD
can be e-mailed at osita999aaoldcom



Jeff Levon who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Community Education
can be e-mailed at rpcvlevonaaltavistadcom



Matthew C. Scrudato (Matteo que Feo) who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Natural Resouces
can be e-mailed at scrudatoausgsdgov



Shannon Ward Quesada who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at shannonqamindspringdcom



Shannon Ward Quesada who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at shannonquesadaahotmaildcom



Lisa Sloate who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Natural Resources/Recycling
can be e-mailed at sloate_harryaemcdcom



Lisa Sloate who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Natural Resources
can be e-mailed at sloate_harryaemcdcom



Stacy Rulla who served in Costa Rica
from
94 to 96 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at srullaaesu6desu6dk12dnedus



Meade McFarlane who served in Costa Rica
from
95 to 96 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at meadmamindspringdcom



Teri Hansen who served in Costa Rica
from
95 to 96 and worked in Basic Business Education
can be e-mailed at thansenacolumbia-centerdorg



Dominic D. Ackerman who served in Costa Rica
from
95 to 97 and worked in Natural Resource Management
can be e-mailed at acke0040atcdumndedu



Dominic D. Ackerman who served in Costa Rica
from
95 to 97 and worked in Natural Resource Management
can be e-mailed at acker010atcdumndedu



Colleen McLaughlin who served in Costa Rica
from
95 to 97 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at chinta2ahotmaildcom

By Admin1 (Admin) on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 10:24 am: Edit Post

John Heymann who served in Costa Rica
from
95 to 97 and worked in Small Business Development
can be e-mailed at ljheymannaworldnetdattdnet



michele zimmerman who served in Costa Rica
from
95 to 97 and worked in nat resources mgmt
can be e-mailed at michelezimmermanahotmaildcom



Jonathan Wolfington who served in Costa Rica
from
96 to 97 and worked in Environmental Education
can be e-mailed at jwedaaoldcom



Margaret Cavazos who served in Costa Rica
from
96 to 98 and worked in Business
can be e-mailed at cavazosmahotmaildcomd



Lane Bunkers who served in Costa Rica and Chile
from
89 to 92 and worked in ICD, SBD
can be e-mailed at laneapeacedsfosdro



Jim Schuman who served in Costa Rica and Chile
from
90 to 93 and worked in WID
can be e-mailed at jaschumaahotmaildcom



Pablo Trupo who served in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic and Bolivia
from
85 to 90 and worked in Agricultural Extension
can be e-mailed at trupopavtdedu

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, August 18, 2001 - 4:00 pm: Edit Post

Costa Rica


Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Rick Stevens can be contacted at rstevens01avoyagerdnet

Host Country: Costa Rica

Training Group Name: Costa Rica X

City (or cities) you served in: San Jose

Year you began your peace corps service: 1968

Year you completed your peace corps service: 1970

Peace Corps Work Description (in one line): Physical education teacher / coach



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Andrew Bourne can be contacted at andrewbourneahotmaildcom

Host Country: Costa Rica

Training Group Name: La Garita

City (or cities) you served in: Santa Cruz, Guanacaste

Year you began your peace corps service: 1983

Year you completed your peace corps service: 1986

Peace Corps Work Description (in one line): Small/Disadvantaged Business Development



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Annette Fickel Tuebner can be contacted at antuebnerausaiddgov
Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group Name: Basico Training Center

City (or cities) you served in: San Jose

Year you began your peace corps service: 1975

Year you completed your peace corps service: 1977

Peace Corps Work Description:

Played clarinet in the Costa Rican National Symphony taught clarinet with the
National Youth Program

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Went to Graduate School at Ohio University, received an M.A. in International
Affairs and am a direct hire employee with USAID.

Anything else you would like people to know about your peace corps service:

It made me realize that there was life beyond music -- that I would always have
my music and that I wanted to realize bigger and better dreams.



Returned Peace Corps Volunteer SandraWishner can be contacted at CRTLimitedaaoldcom
Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: CR-IV

Cities you served in: Venecia de San Carlos

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1967

Work Description: Rural Community Development

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

Training Director, Fiji in-service training program, 1985.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Worked 30 years as an Human Resource Development Specialist in U.S.
and 15 developing countries. Currently, owner of Costa Rica Tours, Ltd,
specializing in tours to Costa Rica and Panama.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

What an incredible experience that has continually given direction to my
live.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

CR-IV volunteers

Leave a message here if there was an incorrect or duplicate e-mail address for you in the
"Directory of Volunteers":

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 12:04 pm: Edit Post

Costa Rica

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Duane Chapman can be contacted at dmchappyajunodcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Fisheries training at OU, the language and culture inLa Garita (La
Selva was the name of the training farm)

Cities you served in: Turrialba, Platanillo, La Suiza

Arrival Year: 1980

Departure Year: 1983

Work Description: Fisheries (aquaculture)

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Master's degree, Univ. of Wyoming, followed by employment as a
fishery biologist (fish and wildlife service, and now USGS) in Lakewood,
CO, then Corpus Christi, TX, and now Columbia MO

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Just about anyone that was there at the same time as I was, or any
Costa Rica aquaculture volunteer at any time then or since.

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, September 04, 2001 - 10:51 am: Edit Post

Costa Rica

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer celia Bosworth can be contacted at celiaainreachdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: March-May 92

Cities you served in: Liberia, Costa Rica

Arrival Year: 92

Departure Year: 94

Work Description: Rehabilitation

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

Based in the Liberia Hospital, worked to improve the rehabilitation services for
the physically disabled

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Presently working as an occupational therapist in home health on the central
coast of California

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Am interested in a reunion with my training group, possibly in Costa Rica as next
year marks our 10 aniversary.

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, September 10, 2001 - 6:54 pm: Edit Post

Costa Rica

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer John & Luisa Heymann can be contacted at ljheymannaattdnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: Puriscal

Arrival Year: 1995

Departure Year: 1997

Work Description: Small Business Development

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 7:40 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Magdalena Tapia St. Germain can be contacted at msgaorrickdcom

Country of Service: Colombia & Costa Rica

Training Group: Colombia & Chile at Georgetown, Summer, 1964

Cities you served in: Bogota, Barranquilla, San Jose

Arrival Year: 1964

Departure Year: 1966

Work Description: PCV Secretaru

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Still working; married my Peace Corps training roommate's brother; two
sons (one a Yale grad; one a Brown grad)

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It was a wonderful experience

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Kent MacDonald, Costa Rica Volunteer 1965-1967

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, September 30, 2001 - 10:13 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Robert Crooks can be contacted at crooksjoaearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Community Development

Cities you served in: San Jose and Cartago

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description: Credit unions

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 8:00 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Tracy Geoghegan can be contacted at tracygaerolsdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: ??

Cities you served in: Oriente de Santa Barbara, Guanacaste

Arrival Year: 1984

Departure Year: 1987

Work Description: "Women in Development" promoter

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I've stayed in the international development field, as a communicator.
I've worked for InterAction, Partners of the Americas, New Israel Fund,
and am currently director of publications for Save the Children. Have
been fortunate to continue traveling in developing countries, including
Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Honduras.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It's still the best thing I ever did.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Teresa Butler, Tracy Kremer, Cindy Koser, Noelle Bryant, Barbara
Champlin, Vernon Kelley, Michael Swisher and many others.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

A few of us are thinking about organizing a reunion sometime in 2002 --
please contact me if you're interested!

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 - 9:07 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kevin Rubio can be contacted at krubioahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Santa Ana, Costa Rica 1996

Cities you served in: Paso Canoas, Los Guido

Arrival Year: 1996

Departure Year: 1998

Work Description: Urban Youth Development Volunteer

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

n/a

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I am currently a Project and Institutional Devlopemtn Associate at DPK
Consulting, an international development Consulting firm specializing in
Rule of Law issues based in San Francisco, CA.
ww.dpkconsulting.com


By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 11:06 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jean W. Parcher can be contacted at jwparcherausgsdgov

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: CPH

Cities you served in: Coroma

Arrival Year: 1980

Departure Year: 1983

Work Description: Community Development and Health Education

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, January 03, 2002 - 6:05 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer andy hilliard can be contacted at ahilliard2ayahoodcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: July 1988

Cities you served in: Santa Cruz, Guanacaste

Arrival Year: 1988

Departure Year: 1990

Work Description: Small Business Development

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Business Grad School (Kellogg), Marketing and Sales - Technology
and Latin America. Married (Costa Rican) 3 kids.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Longing for the simpler times.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Mike Pulley, Jason Coughlin, Eric Corzine

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 12:53 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Shelley Kurt Bock can be contacted at bocka1040nhdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Basic Grains Extension

Cities you served in: Filadelfia

Arrival Year: 1974

Departure Year: 1976

Work Description: Agricultural extension work

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year,
Work Description:

Arrival on 1.06.1974 and departed on 4.19.1976. In country training
at Basico, Inc., San Antonio de Belen, Heredia, Costa Rica. Local
extension work with corn, rice, beans and sorghum.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Since PC returned to Lawrence, Kansas, and received law degree.
Married Susan Boettcher, RPCV, Costa Rica 1974-1976,who worked in
Buenos Aires de Osa, Costa Rica with a teacher education program.

Presently have a criminal, juvenile and domestic law practice in
Lawrence. Susan Bock has taught in Oskaloosa, Kansas, since 1978.
Two daughters, Kristin is a freshman at Baker University in Baldwin,
Kansas. Meghan is an 8th grader in Lawrence.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone from the Costa Rica Basic Grains Extension III program
1974-1976

By Janet Glor Post on Friday, January 04, 2002 - 2:40 pm: Edit Post

Several of us would like to contact Judy Mengle who trained with the Latin American Regional Secretaries group in Tucson, Arizona, Summer 1966. If you know how to contact Judy, please e-mail me or please tell her that I would like to contact her. Thank you.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 10:01 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dave Kroonblawd can be contacted at dkroonblawdauruwinesdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: Bri Bri

Arrival Year: 1990

Departure Year: 1992

Work Description: Small Business Development

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

Uruguay (Montevideo)
1992-93
Small Business Consultant

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Married an Uruguayan
Live in St. Paul, MN
Active member of Partners of the Americas
Started a wine import business (www.uruwines.com)
Work at a computer graphics company (SGI)

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 3:09 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer jerome l. chambers can be contacted at jchamberaracsadcodcr

Country of Service: costa rica

Training Group: forestry 1981

Cities you served in: cañas, guanacaste

Arrival Year: 1981

Departure Year: 1984

Work Description: forest investigation with dgf

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

returned to costa rica in 1985 and have worked here since having a
life threatening motorcycle injury.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

even with the accident it was the best and I would do it again

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone from the June 1981 training group from Costa Rica, Leslie
Wiedensee a volunteer in nursing in Benin Africa around 1981-1984

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 10:38 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer John Sloan can be contacted at sloanjjaaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Soil &Crop Technical Advisors

Cities you served in: Cañas

Arrival Year: 1983

Departure Year: 1986

Work Description: Extensionist for small farmer clients of the Banco Nacional de
Costa Rica.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 10:50 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dean Jefferson can be contacted at jeffedwainxpressdnet

Country of Service: El Salvador and Costa Rica

Training Group: Pastos y Forajes 1974

Cities you served in: Atiocoyo, San Jaun - San Isidro, Metalio, Santa Tecla

Arrival Year: 1974 (El Salvador), 1976 (Costa Rica)

Departure Year: 1976 (El Salvador), 1977 (Costa Rica)

Work Description: Agricultural Extension

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 11:36 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Susan Rosen Wolfson can be contacted at WWolf38744aaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: adult ed teacher trainer

Cities you served in: Quepos

Arrival Year: 1985

Departure Year: 1987

Work Description: trained teacher teaching adult literacy

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 6:34 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jean E. Rosenfeld can be contacted at jerosenfeldacsdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: III

Cities you served in: San Jose, Cangrejal de Acosta

Arrival Year: 1964

Departure Year: 1966

Work Description: community development

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I am a historian of religions, a researcher at UCLA's Center for the Study of
Religions

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I learned a lot and was privileged to become part of a village

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Marcia Sherriton

Any message for returned volunteers?:

If anyone who served in Costa Rica, especially in Acosta, wishes to contact
me, please do.

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, February 01, 2002 - 10:32 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mara Guccione can be contacted at maraguccioneamsndcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: Paraiso de Talamanca and La Mansion de Nicoya

Arrival Year: 1995

Departure Year: 1997

Work Description: Environmental Education

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, February 02, 2002 - 1:22 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Lynn Bremer can be contacted at lbremeragbisdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: 1991

Cities you served in: Limon & San Jose

Arrival Year: 1991

Departure Year: 1993

Work Description: teacher training, special education

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 8:11 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer James J. Drymiller can be contacted at drymillerjaaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Agriculture?

Cities you served in: Canton de Nicoya

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1974

Work Description: Agricultural Extensionist assisting substinance farmers. Primarily worked
in corn, rice and bean production. Also worked with sesame, sorghum, tobaco, cotton, fruits
and vegetables.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Eleven+ years in county law enforcement in Illinois. Attended FBI National
Academy in 1982. After law enforcement, fifteen+ years in Nuclear Security at
commercial nuclear power plants. Semi-retired 2000 and currently working as a
Security Consultant. Board Certified as a Certified Protection Professional.
Current Residence: Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I can only hope that I gave as much as I received from my experiences. It was
and continues to be one of my life's most memorable events.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 8:12 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mark E. Bukowski can be contacted at bukowskimeabvdcom

Country of Service: Peru, CostaRica , Guatemala

Training Group: Sept. 1974 in Peru

Cities you served in: Lima, Peru; San Jose, Costa Rica; Guatemala City

Arrival Year: 1974

Departure Year: 1977

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

- 2 years with International Voluntary Services in Ecuador 1977 to
1979
- Master's in Construction Management
1980
- 1981 - 1989: 8 years with Morrison-Knudsen with 4 of those in
Colombia S.A. (1982 - 1986)
- 1986 - 1997: 11 years in constructon in Central Pennslyvania
- Currently with Black & Veatch International with 3 years (1997 -
2000) on large environmental project in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Currently i heafd office in Kansas City, MO.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Got me going in the international market and have never looked back.
Highly recommend to all young professionals.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

John Maciel
Marc, Crazy Carlos, etc.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Look me up.

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, March 02, 2002 - 5:43 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Rebekah Nutter can be contacted at bdp66ajunodcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Integrated Community Development

Cities you served in: Cangrejal, Llano Bonito, La Palma

Arrival Year: 1992

Departure Year: 1995

Work Description: Maestro en Casa, women's small business development, adult
literacy

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I entered the PC Fellows/USA program at San Francisco State
University,and taught Spanish bilingual education in Oakland for 4 years. I
live in Maryland now, where I teach developmental reading at a local
community college.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

Sometimes I still find it incredible that no matter how much I gave, taught,
or accomplished, I received and learned much more - from the same
people that I had gone to "help."

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Nicole Berry, Timo Riley, John-Mark and Carol Hack.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

The best part of coming back is finding fun new ways to stay connected.
It's not that hard (especially for Costa Rica RPCVs) and it's very worth the
small effort to maintain friendships and ties to Costa Rican friends.

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, March 03, 2002 - 8:29 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Edna (Susie) Suzanne Nicoli can be contacted at esnicoliayahoodcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Nursing La Guacima, Alajuela

Cities you served in: Liberia

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1978

Work Description: Registered Nurse in Liberia Hospital

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 12:38 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer eleanorallencastro can be contacted at peri234aaoldcom

Country of Service: costa rica 78-80

Training Group: tibas costa rica

Cities you served in: puntarenas, san jose

Arrival Year: 1978

Departure Year: 1981

Work Description: sheltered workshop

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

moved back to santa fe new mexico. taught school for 19 years. am
married to a salvadoran. have two teenage daughters. am retired due to
medical reasons. was stricken with stage four colon cancer. am healed.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

the peace corps was the best thing i have ever done in my life. i think
everybody should join the peace corps.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

anyone who was in costa rica from 1978-81

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 6:34 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Roktabija Abdul-Azeez can be contacted at rabdulazacnsdgov

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: 1975

Cities you served in: San Jose

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1978

Work Description: Education Program Development for CCSS.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Presently employed with the Corporation for National and Community
Service as State Program Director, located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

My PC experience has been the best days of my life. Most of what I do now
is a direct result of that experience.

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 6:36 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Dana Lynn Dorf can be contacted at gsdorfaaoldcom

Country of Service: Honduras/Costa Rica

Training Group: Youth Development

Cities you served in: Tegucigalpa

Arrival Year: 1988

Departure Year: 1990

Work Description: worked in a home for abandoned boys

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
Description:

Costa Rica - 2nd year WID 1989-1990
Worked in a special ed. school

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 11:51 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Albert Godec can be contacted at Bobrundotreeaaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: March 1992

Cities you served in: Jicaral

Arrival Year: 1992

Departure Year: 1994

Work Description: Small Business Development/Forestry

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 - 2:25 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer susan hodgson can be contacted at shodgsonaconsrvdcadgov

Country of Service: costa rica

Training Group: costa rica III

Cities you served in: San Miguel de Sarapiquí

Arrival Year: 1965

Departure Year: 1966

Work Description: community development

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 - 4:25 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Edwin J Bowers can be contacted at ejbamaildifasdufldedu

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: cowboys

Cities you served in: San Isidro del General

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1980

Work Description: agricultural research

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

currently employed by USDA

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 6:12 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara Erlandson can be contacted at erlandsonbaaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: Portegolpe

Arrival Year: 1988

Departure Year: 1990

Work Description: Women in Development - business Volunteer

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, April 26, 2002 - 9:54 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Robert James Hinkle can be contacted at twobeech182acsdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Self help Housing Program

Cities you served in: Nicoya

Arrival Year: 84

Departure Year: 86

Work Description: Housing construction Supervisor

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Currently flying airplanes on Forest Service contracts for fire detection and
suppression. Live in PHX.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

I miss my friends from those days. I think we made a difference, I know
Peace Corps changed me.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Bob Blenker
Chris Theisen
Kevin Ludeke
Paris Colt
Raul DeSoto
Steve Van Beak
Brian Peicue

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Pura Vida Mahe. Remember that one?

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, May 01, 2002 - 8:19 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer M. Picard can be contacted at PicarddPotsaverizondnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: San Isidro del General

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1978

Work Description: art education

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 5:11 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer William A. Weech can be contacted at waweechaaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Rural Development

Cities you served in: Asentamiento Corobici

Arrival Year: 1983

Departure Year: 1985

Work Description: Community Organizer

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, June 10, 2002 - 8:18 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Nancy Behrmann can be contacted at dwightnancyagorgednet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: 94-96

Cities you served in: Ciudad Neily and San Vito

Arrival Year: 1994

Departure Year: 1996

Work Description: Small Business Development

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I am married, have a baby boy and teach 8th grade math and science in
Hood River, Oregon.

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 4:44 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Elizabeth Spinney can be contacted at elizspinahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Urban Youth Development

Cities you served in: Limon

Arrival Year: 1996

Departure Year: 1998

Work Description: Worked with high-risk children and youth living in the port city of Limon.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Graduated from the Kennedy School of Government with my Master of Public Policy.

Worked for a small nonprofit, Empowering Other, International, developing
technology education programs in homes for abandoned children in Latin America.
Worked at a youth and community development center in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 9:58 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer norman abbott can be contacted at abbotts4aaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Central American Fisheries

Cities you served in: Puntarenas, CR

Arrival Year: 1968

Departure Year: 1970

Work Description: Fisheries development

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 10:49 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paige Treat can be contacted at PTreat3aaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Adult Education

Cities you served in: Samara de Guanacaste

Arrival Year: 1992

Departure Year: 1994

Work Description: Adult Education

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I am now currently teaching bilingual second grade in Bolingbrook, IL
and working on my Masters.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

The experience was a great opportunity for me to mature and become
more globally aware.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

I would love to hear from anyone from my Costa Rica group.

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 9:38 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Carol A. Elsesser can be contacted at celsesseraearthlinkdnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: 1994

Cities you served in: Limon

Arrival Year: 1994

Departure Year: 1996

Work Description: Urban Youth

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Technical Trainer, Costa Rica 1997-2000; Technical Trainer, Ecuador, 1998

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Project Supervisor, Sisters Project, P.O.W.E.R. It's a gender sensitive treatment and supportive services NGO for addicted women.

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 10:52 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer James F. Socash can be contacted at jsocashabellsouthdnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: National Parks

Cities you served in: San Jose

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description: Landscape Architect - Costa Rica National Park Service

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
lived a total of ten years in Costa Rica
presently live in Miami, Florida
Landscape Architect practice

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
a great, memorable and fulfilling
experience...

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
"Pecos Jay" Glass
Gregory Brown

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 9:54 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Lynne Gilliland can be contacted at lynne1169aaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: 1981

Cities you served in: Sahara de Bataan

Arrival Year: 1981

Departure Year: 1983

Work Description: agriculture extension - cacao

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 1:24 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Keith K. Leber can be contacted at kleberahawaiidedu

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: National Parks

Cities you served in: San Jose

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1975

Work Description: Avifauna inventory of Parque Nacional Santa Rosa; evaluation of potential park sites; curator of birds, Museo Nacional

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Technical advisor, Medellin, Colombia (1976-78); assistant editor, Bishop Museum Press (1980-88); assistant journals manager, University of Hawai`i Press (1988-1998); acquiring editor, U.H. Press (1998-present)

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
An experience of a lifetime, one I wouldn't trade for anything. Some of the best years of my life. Pura vida.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Ralph Holmes

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 3:37 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paul J. McLaughlin can be contacted at reepjmaaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: March 1983

Cities you served in: Los Reyes de San Vito, Coto Brus

Arrival Year: 1983

Departure Year: 1985

Work Description: nutrition

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 5:49 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Donald L. Grebner can be contacted at dgrebneracfrdmssstatededu

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Forestry

Cities you served in: Canas

Arrival Year: 1988

Departure Year: 1990

Work Description: Extension Forester

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Currently Assistant Professor of Forestry at Mississippi State University

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Linda Pearl

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 1:31 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mark C. Johnson can be contacted at mcjohn1212aaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Fisheries

Cities you served in: 28 Millas

Arrival Year: 1985

Departure Year: 1987

Work Description: Teaching fresh water fisheries

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Hotel Management

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Still hope to go back someday to see how old friends are doing.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
All fisheads from 1987-1987

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 11:08 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Margaret Bau can be contacted at MargaretdBauawidusdadgov

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Spring, 1988, and Fall, 1989

Cities you served in: Santo Tomas del Paramo de Perez Zeledon

Arrival Year: 1988

Departure Year: 1992

Work Description: Women in Development, Integrated Community Development

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Masters degree in economic and community development and nonprofit management in 1996 from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affiars at the Univesity of Minnesota. I was a Research Fellow at the Humphrey Institute from 1996-1998 analyzing regional Minnesota economies. From 1998 to present I have been a Cooperative Development Specialist with the USDA Rural Development in Wisconsin.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
How fortunate I was to have served in the delightful nation of Costa Rica and to have formed lifelong friendships with my tico "family" and neighbors as well as fellow volunteers. The job I love now is a direct result from my Peace Corps experiences.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Cheryl Bartz

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 12:41 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Karl Whitney can be contacted at karlitoesancdrrdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: 1991

Cities you served in: Buenos Aires

Arrival Year: 1991

Departure Year: 1993

Work Description: Forestry Extensionist

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 1:04 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Frank Brownie can be contacted at sbalaxacoxdnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Costa Rica II/El Salvador II

Cities you served in: Atenas/San Jose

Arrival Year: 1963

Departure Year: 1965

Work Description: Education/ESL

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I retired in June, 2002, after 35 years of teaching junior high school in Santa Barbara, CA

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My decision to become a teacher was made in the "aulas" of the Liceo de Atenas.

Any message for returned volunteers?:
Try to stay in touch with your group. We have and our reunions have been awesome!

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 5:01 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kevin Kelly can be contacted at kevingerardkellyahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Small Enterprise Development

Cities you served in: San Isidro de El General, Filadelfia

Arrival Year: 1985

Departure Year: 1987

Work Description: Small Enterprise Development then Rural Development

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
White collar slave after getting MBA, tons of travel (to gajillions of countries) and living overseas (Brazil and Spain), back in NY after family tragedy wrought value readjustment and FAST!

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Most excellent experience, though I was a bit young

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I am interested in hearing from all RPCVs who served between 1983 and 1988. I am helping to organize the fiesta/reunion taking place in February, 2003 and WE NEED PEOPLE'S E-MAIL ADDRESSES!

Any message for returned volunteers?:
now, wasn't that special?

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 - 6:54 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Donald Cirino, Jr. can be contacted at dcricaaaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: San Pedro

Arrival Year: 1985

Departure Year: 1987

Work Description: Community Development

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Since I left the Peace Corps,I have been working for the the U.S. Department of Labor in the area of Equal Opportunity Employment.

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 12:02 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Lynne Gilliland can be contacted at lynneg1169aaoldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: Sahara de Lmon

Arrival Year: 1981

Departure Year: 1983

Work Description: agriculture exentension (cacao)

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 7:14 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Karen Goodell can be contacted at goodellaaesopdrutgersdedu

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Farm Management October 1988

Cities you served in: San Antonio de Pejibaye de Perez Zeledon

Arrival Year: 1988

Departure Year: 1991

Work Description: Farm Management

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

1994 MS in Botany, UC Riverside
1994 Married John Hunter
2000 PhD in Ecology and Evolution
2001 Post Doc in Conservation Biology (invasive species), Rutgers University
10/4/01 Twin daughters born (www.nonapenny.com)

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Peggy McCoy

By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 11:02 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Nancy Aitken can be contacted at campanarioaracsadcodcr

Country of Service: Colombia

Training Group: summer 1971

Cities you served in: Gigante, Huila

Arrival Year: 1971

Departure Year: 1973

Work Description: nutrition education with the Federacion de Cafeteros

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Costa Rica, 1973, Volunteer Rep and training coordinator for new volunteers

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

20 years in teaching and being secondary school principal, 4 kids, and currently director of conservation organization, Proyecto Campanario, in Costa Rica, www.campanario.org

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

looking for volunteers from training group of summer of 1971 in Bogota

By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 10:29 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Scott Stollman can be contacted at sstollmanahotmaildcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Business Education

Cities you served in: Hojancha, Guanacaste

Arrival Year: 1995

Departure Year: 1997

All following questions are optional: Living in San Francisco.

By Admin1 (admin) on Monday, June 02, 2003 - 3:24 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Darryl Chappell can be contacted at darryldchappellaattbidcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Small Business Development

Cities you served in: San Carlos/San Jose

Arrival Year: 1991

Departure Year: 1993

Work Description: Business Devlopment/Consulting

By Admin1 (admin) on Sunday, August 17, 2003 - 8:57 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Timothy Kovach can be contacted at mgoazul007asbcglobaldnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica, Central America

Training Group: CPH, Allejuela,School Gardens Program

Cities you served in: Turrialba and San Jose de Upala

Arrival Year: 1979

Departure Year: 1981

Work Description:

Teacher in El Miniesterio de Educacion, Huertas Escolares( School Gardens Program)

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

N/A.

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I am an attorney primarily serving women, minorities, and the poor. Licensed in Federal Ct.& St.of Mich.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It was the best two years of my life and an honor to serve there.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

All PCVS , Staff, who served in Costa Rica during any part of 1979, 1980, 1981. Also,All Costa Ricans I met.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Drop me an E-Mail or line(letter) about your memories/experiences then as well as your life since then! ALL!

By Admin1 (admin) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 6:08 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Kathryn Hall can be contacted at kathryndhallaattdnet

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: Concepcion de Platanares, Perez Zeledon

Arrival Year: 1985

Departure Year: 1987

Work Description:

Rural community development

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Ecuador / internship

By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 10:11 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ted Lerchen can be contacted at tedlerchenayahoodcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Lubbock, Texas + Puerto Rico

Cities you served in: Zarcero

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description:

credit unions and rural community development

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

None

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

a very positive experience

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Frank Schaefer

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-165-54.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.165.54) on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 12:45 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer david lockshin can be contacted at dlockshinahotmaildcom

Country of Service: costa rica

Cities you served in: orosi, tapanti, rio macho

Arrival Year: 1981

Departure Year: 1984

Work Description:

Developed Tapanti National Park. Taught environmental education in Rio Macho and Orosi

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

1984-86 USP EPA Washington Dc.
!986- Present- President Fame Beverage Company. ( Beer and wine distribution company selling brands such as Coors, Killians, Sierra Nevada, Great Lakes, Basss, Guinnness, Harp, Smirnoff Ice, Berringer wines, Mikes Hard Lemonade, Becks, Ayinger,Colt 45, Corona, Samuel Smith,Molson , Moosehead among others)

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

This was my dream job, I would go back in a moment

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone I knew while in the Peace Corps

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Hello

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-251-180.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.251.180) on Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 11:56 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Sara Severance Weinert can be contacted at weinertsasckansdedu

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: School Gardens

Cities you served in: Tilaran, Santa Cruz

Arrival Year: 1979

Departure Year: 1982

Work Description:

School garden promoter (1979-81), sheltered workshop administrator (1981-82)

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

I'm vice president for communications at Southwestern College, a small, liberal arts college in Winfield, Kansas. My husband, Lyle, is a CPA. We have four sons--Nathan, 17; Joel, 15; Peter, 13, and Robert, 11.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It is near the top of most formative experiences in my life. I miss Costa Rica every day, even though I've only been back once.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Anyone from the training group that arrived in La Guacima in January 1979--school gardens group, ag research, fisheries--or was in country during 1979-82.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-42-145.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.42.145) on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 6:59 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ronald G. Yelenik can be contacted at yelenikaerolsdcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Costa Rica V, Puerto Rico, Camp Radley

Cities you served in: Bataan

Arrival Year: 1966

Departure Year: 1968

Work Description:

Community Development

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Senior Attorney, U.S. Consumer Product sfety Commission

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

A formidable life experience

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

Members of Costa Rica V

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-42-145.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.42.145) on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 12:19 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Francisco John Aceron can be contacted at ace33lawayahoodcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: San Ramon de Alajuela

Arrival Year: 1994

Departure Year: 1996

Work Description:

Small Business Development Consultant

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:

Argentina 1993-1994

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Presently a state prosecuter for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board that enforces the laws that protect farmworkers, growers and unions rights in the agricultural sector.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-69-95.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.69.95) on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 4:00 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Jon Kohl can be contacted at jkohl-peacecorpsajonkohldcom

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: Environmental Education

Cities you served in: San Jose

Arrival Year: 1993

Departure Year: 1995

Work Description:

I was in charge of primary education at the National Zoo of Costa Rica. I also developed a solid waste curriculum for city using a 17 vignette children's story and curricular guide. See more information at http://jonkohl.com/publications/lejos.htm

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Received masters at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Worked 6.5 years with RARE Center for Tropical Conservation, developing ecotourism and park management capacity building programs. I was stationed in Honduras and Guatemala. Now I am a conservation consultant and freelance writer. See www.jonkohl.com

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

PC launched me in a career of conservation and communication and on 23 May 2004 I marry Marisol Mayorga, a tica I met at the Zoo.

Any message for returned volunteers?:

If you are in need of a consultant or writer about conservation, sustainability, international development, ecotourism, interpretation, look me up!

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-44-226.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.44.226) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 11:20 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer robert j. gordon can be contacted at rgordonapfsfloridadnet

Country of Service: costa rica

Training Group: business development

Cities you served in: golfito

Arrival Year: 1996

Departure Year: 1998

Work Description:

led marketing efforts for southern costa rica nationally and internationally.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-22-73.balt.east.verizon.net - 141.157.22.73) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 5:32 pm: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer S. Kelly Wolcott can be contacted at kwolcottafsdfeddus

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Cities you served in: Tortuguero

Arrival Year: 1985

Departure Year: 1987

Work Description:

Environemntal Education,

Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

Worked as consultant, Fish and WIldlifew Service biologist w service in Culebra, Puerto Rico; Cape May, NJ; Guam, Marianas Islands; Red Bluff, CA; Shepherdstown, WV;Service as Forest Biologist, Shasta-Trinity NF with Forest Service, Redding, CA.

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-239-147.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.239.147) on Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 1:13 am: Edit Post

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ted Boratynski can be contacted at Theodoredndboratynskiausdadgov

Country of Service: Costa Rica

Training Group: La Guacima

Cities you served in: San Jose

Arrival Year: 1976

Departure Year: 1978

Work Description:

Research and extension plant pathology with the Ministry of Agriculture

By Admin1 (admin) (ppp-70-249-83-39.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 70.249.83.39) on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 7:48 am: Edit Post

Peace Corps Costa Rica

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By Admin1 (admin) (ppp-70-249-83-39.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net - 70.249.83.39) on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 7:48 am: Edit Post

Subscribe to Peace Corps News Date: March 3 2007 No: 1071 Subscribe to Peace Corps News
Don't miss our new web site, Peace Corps News, for the latest news about the Returned Volunteer community and what is going on with the Peace Corps around the world. Subscribe to our news feed to get Peace Corps news delivered to your desk as it happens. Then visit the Peace Corps Library, History of the Peace Corps, the worldwide RPCV Directory or leave a message for the RPCV community on the RPCV Bulletin Board.

The Peace Corps Library Date: July 31 2006 No: 948 The Peace Corps Library
The Peace Corps Library is now available online with over 40,000 index entries in 500 categories. Looking for a Returned Volunteer? Check our RPCV Directory or leave a message on our Bulletin Board. New: Sign up to receive our free Monthly Magazine by email, research the History of the Peace Corps, or sign up for a daily news summary of Peace Corps stories. Visit our FAQ for more information about PCOL.

PCOL readership increases 100% Date: April 3 2006 No: 853 PCOL readership increases 100%
Monthly readership on "Peace Corps Online" has increased in the past twelve months to 350,000 visitors - over eleven thousand every day - a 100% increase since this time last year. Thanks again, RPCVs and Friends of the Peace Corps, for making PCOL your source of information for the Peace Corps community. And thanks for supporting the Peace Corps Library and History of the Peace Corps. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.

History of the Peace Corps Date: May 13 2006 No: 893 History of the Peace Corps
PCOL is proud to announce that Phase One of the "History of the Peace Corps" is now available online. This installment includes over 5,000 pages of primary source documents from the archives of the Peace Corps including every issue of "Peace Corps News," "Peace Corps Times," "Peace Corps Volunteer," "Action Update," and every annual report of the Peace Corps to Congress since 1961. "Ask Not" is an ongoing project. Read how you can help.

By Sandra Chollette (186.15.8.196) on Friday, August 07, 2009 - 3:04 am: Edit Post

Jamie Phillips. Please contact Sandra Chollette, former PCV Trainer in Costa Rica.


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