Alfredo was born in the United States but has lived in Costa Rica all his life. He has a University degree in Tropical Biology with an emphasis in Entomology and a Master’s degree in Ecotourism. He is a member of the International Ecotourism Society and has worked on numerous research projects, including some with The British Natural History Museum.
He is a member of the Association of Ornithology of Costa Rica and is an active birder who has done extensive birding in North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. Since 1990 he has been running ecotours and working as a nature guide for groups of birdwatchers with the most important tour agencies in Costa Rica.