Board of Directors
Chairman and President: Philip Share
- Phil Share a Canadian from Toronto, Canada has been coming to Costa Rica since 2001 and has owned several businesses in San Jose area over the years. Working from Oficentro La Sabana he opened a call centre working with AT&T. In 2007 Phil moved the call center and opened a business center in La Sabana catering to small business looking for a physical office and receptionist services. He currently owns a vacation rental in Jaco and has focused his time and energy supporting the local business community through the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce.
- From 1998, Brad has been commuting between Costa Rica and his home in eastern Canada. In 2003 he was granted residency and since then has lived full time in Costa Rica. He is a principal in VistaCR, the realty and development company that completed Vista Mar, the first high rise condominium in Jaco Beach. Now under construction is the 16 floor Vista Las Palmas development and the soon to be released Vista Azul Residencias. Brad has an Honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and has been successfully self-employed since university. He has a construction, garden center and administration background. His former companies employed in excess of 100 employees, and he is now applying his accumulated business management experience to the Vista CR projects in Jaco.
Gabriela Arias Chacon
- Gaby is originally from Curridabat, Costa Rica. Gaby has lived in Jaco for the past six years and has been very active in the community working as a teacher at Escuela Immaculada and has been giving private English lessons. Gaby has experience managing a local attorney’s office and experience working for a local property management company in Los Suenos. Before coming to Jaco, Gaby worked for 6 years teaching first grade and pre-school at Saint Peter’s School. She has a bachelor degree in elementary education and a bachelor degree in Pre-School from Latina University in San Pedro Costa Rica.
Secretary Christina Truitt
- Christina has lived full time in Costa Rica since September 2003. Christina started her professional career with Mercantile Bank & Trust in the Treasury Division and later moved to Legg Mason in Baltimore MD, serving as an Institutional Equity Sales Assistant. Christina left Legg Mason to join Ferris, Baker Watts as an Institutional Equity Salesperson covering the Northeast and later became a Portfolio Manager of National City Bank’s Eurodollar portfolio. After 10 years of working in the securities markets industry, Christina chose to move to Costa Rica and experience the Pura Vida lifestyle. In the beginning, Christina taught English in La Escuela Inmaculada, a local school in Jaco Beach. In 2008, Christina was granted residency and she designed and built a boutique oceanfront Inn that has a unique vision incorporating the world of surfing with styling from Inns in her home area of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Surf Inn Hermosa is located in Playa Hermosa in the Central Pacific zone. Christina attended Washington College in Chestertown MD for undergraduate studies, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Finance; and later attended Butler University and receiving a MBA with a concentration in Finance. Christina attended Ed Smith Real Estate School in Ocean City Maryland to obtain her Maryland Real Estate License in 2003