Directors Emeritus

Photo by Roberto García-Roa

Kelly Swing, TBS Founder

When USFQ administrators approached Kelly Swing in 1993 with the idea of establishing a biological field station in the Ecuadorian Amazon, “el Oriente”, he was fascinated by the possibility but immediately concerned about all the potential challenges. In the broadest sense, western Amazonia, particularly along the... Read More

David Romo, Former TBS Director

David Romo’s work for TBS began in June 1996 as camp administrator. Although he always wanted to work towards conservation in Yasuní, he never imagined he would have the opportunity to serve in a place and institution like USFQ/TBS. During these 25 years, most of...Read More