Today I'd like to introduce you to Guillermo Mazier, our new Business Development Associate and blog author. His background spans from Peace Corps work to university coursework in international business. And he's the guy who sends you those interesting emails about all of our new website, GIS, social media, economic development and real estate webinars.
“Traveling isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle.”
An innate passion for business, culture and community development have afforded me the opportunity to traverse the globe and view the world through different lenses. I often find myself working to travel and traveling to work. Both being awestruck on one of the Greek Isles and collaborating with local Costa Rican indigenous groups, traveling, as Samuel Johnson succinctly put it, has allowed me to “regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
Working closely with communities and initiatives in Central America and Spain, I bring to the table a worldly insight into intercultural business and community development. My professional commitment to relationships provides me with a solid foundation for communicating and meeting the needs of our new clients and driving progress at Atlas.
Places He Loves
I love cities that tell stories mainly through their culture, architecture, eco-systems and particularly their FOOD. Tela, Honduras; Brussels, Belgium; Chania, (Crete Island) Greece; and Tortuguero, Costa Rica--and, of course Denver, Colorado--are among my favorite travel destinations.
A Success Story
In 2008, I helped in establishing the first-ever economic development platform for the town of Tortuguero, a uniquely vital community located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.