Emerald Forest Properties Agents
Roy, a native Costa Rican with a BA in Marine Biology, is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Costa Rica and as an avid gardener he’s doing a terrific job. Roy is also involved in the reintroduction of the Great Green and Scarlet Macaws to the wild. He specializes in rain forest properties, large ranches, and farms and is on hand to help fill your ECO needs.
Brad, a fifth generation Texan (the accent is a dead giveaway!), has a background in speech pathology and manufacturing. His past accomplishments include founding one of the longest running, largest architectural casting companies in North America – House Parts in Atlanta, Georgia – and being a feature writer for The American Exotic Animal Association. He has received recognition for his work with the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). Brad has assisted in the captive breeding programs of endangered parrot species of Central and South America. His interests include, landscape architecture, photography, oil painting and, of course, exotic birds.
Astrid Mirto is a native Costa Rican and knows where to lead you to the best farm buys. Astrid spent ten years in the United States where she met her husband, Ben. She speaks English fluently as well as her three charming daughters. Astrid’s three girls are schooled in Quesada at the Green Forest International School. They all three speak Spanish as their first language, English and French. If you have children and are worried about their education in Costa Rica then Astrid is the one to speak with.
Alan has served as a Senior Designer for one of the largest Carpet mills in the world with over 6500 employees, with duties including designing carpet to promotional photography, ads and display design. Alan became an entrepreneur at the ripe old age of 17. He started a Landscaping company, an Exotic Pet store (H2O Pets Plus) an Orchid nursery and Professional Photography Service. He worked as a Horticulturist for the city of Dalton Ga., sold chemicals and designed carpet for the hospitality industry. Some of his art work is even in the Atlantis Hotel and Casino in the Bahamas as well as many Las Vegas casinos. His hobbies range from Interior design to Black Smithing and all types of art in between. Alan loves people and has a strong sense of ethics he also loves Costa Rica and its people as well as hanging out in the Rainforest. Specializing in affordable San Carlos properties Alan can lead you to your perfect dream home or farm. No visit to San Carlos is complete without a meal from Patty Pickard and a tour of affordable real estate with Alan.
Shannon King a native of New Jersey has now joined the Emerald Forest team. A builder and master carpenter by profession, Shannon has bought and sold homes throughout his life. Shannon will be specializing in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica. This area is often referred to as Costa Rica’s Gold Coast. This has and will continue to be the new Real Estate investment hot zone. Whether looking for a great investment opportunity or vacation beach home Shannon is your Real Estate professional for this area.
Margie A. Brusko has been a realtor for over 35 years and 12 of it has been spent in Costa Rica. Margie specializes in beach homes and large beach parcels for development. Margie’s years of experience in Costa Rica makes it worth your time to contact her for all your investment needs. Spirit and Adventure is what drives this exceptional person. Margie holds an active broker license in Florida.
Kathy was born in Costa Rica and has lived her life between Canada and Costa Rica. Kathy speaks perfect Spanish as well as English which makes her the perfect person to seek out and find you the good deals with the locals. Kathy’s love for travel has taken her to many interesting places in this now small world, her favorite being Brazil. For a comfortable interesting experience in real estate Kathy is here to gladly assist you.
Patty grew up in the mountains of Northwest Georgia and is a country girl through and through. She ran a family Exotic Pet business for 15 years and is the proud mother of 4 sons. She loves four wheel drive trucks and country music. Her hobbies are COOKING, COOKING, and COOKING. (Even winning awards with her cuisine) She is the biggest Paula Deen fan in Georgia and now Costa Rica! She also enjoys gardening, landscaping and home designing and remodeling, a faithful HGTV viewer. Patty keeping with her love for the country is specializing affordable homes and farms in the San Carlos region of Costa Rica. To learn more about the area please contact Patty and she will get you what you will need to comfortably get moved to Costa Rica. Alan and Patty Pickard are an Emerald Forest Properties husband and wife team.
Cesar Quiros was born and raised in the San Carlos area and knows the farms and ranches like the back of his hand. He raises and trains American quarter horses. Cesar specializes in those hard to find affordable farms and ranches. If a bonanza ranch is on your mind then Cesar is just the fellow to consult with.
Gricelda Solano a native of San Carlos specializes in affordable family homes. She and her two daughters reside in San Carlos and she knows the area well. If you are looking for a starter home then Gricelda is just the person to speak with.
Emerald Forest Properties gladly presents, Ulises Quirós Salas to its team of Real Estate Professionals. Ulises has worked in the United States for International companies and speaks perfect English. Being Costa Rican, Ulises can guide you to the, “Good deals” and represent you as a native of his country. Ulises has experience in importing and exporting heavy equipment between the United States and Costa Rica. This amazing intelligent individual is a wealth of knowledge and can assist you in many helpful ways. Holding a degree in Agriculture Science, he can direct you to the rich fertile areas best known for agriculture. He was born in San Carlos and knows the area like the back of his hand. Make your real estate purchases a fun experience and let Ulises Quiros assist you in your Costa Rican property search.
Billy Harris was born in New York City and lived in Palm Beach Florida before moving to Costa Rica. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, certified public school teacher, certified Real Estate Agent and avid martial artist. His love for surfing and the outdoors brought him to Costa Rica for the first time in 1994. After many vacations here Billy decided to make Costa Rica his home and has been here permanently for almost 3 years. He is fluent in Spanish and has traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, and South America. Billy is knowledgeable of the hot spots in Costa Rica thus guiding you to a good investment in a home, land or farm.
Erick Sancho is a native of San Carlos and has lived his life in Ciudad Quesada. Erick is from a farming family and learned from an early age the commercial end of farming. Erick graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in Heredia and has a degree from the Universidad Interamericana de Costa Rica. Having worked in tourism as an adventure guide for over a year where is furthered this ability to speak fluent English. Erick also worked with Hewlett-Packard, Costa Rica as software support agent. Erick’s hobbies are cars, House design, sports, surf and he has a passion for nature to the extreme. If farming, self sustaining land or mini-farms are on your list to view then Erick is your man. He knows San Carlos like no other!
“Location, Location, Location, that’s what we all need!”
With his Experience, Passion and Drive, he will locate your dream home or business!
Steve was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, yet, he knows the tropics inside and out. He has been a Realtor in Hawaii since 1992 and since 2001, a Certified Residential Appraiser. Steve’s love for Costa Rica started back from 1995, where he first laid eyes on what was going to be his Costa Rican wife, he says; “I’m one lucky guy!” Steve and his wife, Maritza, now reside here in Costa Rica. With his Knowledge, Experienced and Attentiveness to details, he will locate the Best Value in search of your dream home or business.
Remember, Location, Location, Location! Pura Vida!