About Myself

I’m from Leon, Nicaragua though I have lived in Europe for most of my adult life. I currently reside near Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
I studied at the International School of Brussels (Class of ’87) and then went to Vesalius College (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) where I obtained a BA in International Relations and History. I obtained an MA in European Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1992.
Above: Colombian coca fields
Andean foothills
With Cambodian Naval Officers
With Michael Scriven- AEA 2011
Briefing Cabinet Secretary Bett- Nairobi 2016
Above: On UN duty in the Amazon

I'm fluent in Spanish and English, and am proficient in French and Dutch.
Since the early ‘90s I’ve been working in the monitoring and evaluation field. I’ve worked at the Nicaraguan Municipal Development Institute (INIFOM), the Comptroller General’s Office (CGR), the private sector and more recently for various UN agencies.

Spending a couple of days in FARC- controlled territory and surviving the roads of Nigeria have been some of the more memorable moments.
Learning how to play cricket in Pakistan after a planning workshop
Above: The Andes

Since April 2008 I have been an independent evaluator.
I have been fortunate to travel all over the world and work with people who are passionate about their projects and endeavors.

Once in a while I play golf though I have hit the wall at an 18 hcp. When no one is home I take out my guitar, crank up my amp, and let it rip.
I’m married and have a twelve year old son.
Nanyuki, Kenya