Meet the team

Our Team

Gladimir Canto

C.F.O/Manager

Gladimir has been at Mariposa for the past 8 years and continues to be an asset to the company. He is a great multi-tasker starting up from assisting in the management of the resort, accounting and working with guest services up to trouble shooting internet and security system. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Belize and a Certificate in Tourism Hospitality Management. His leadership style has motivated the rest of the staff to work together as a team towards achieving the company’s objectives.

Clara

Reservations

Reservations Clara has been involved in the Hotel and Tourism Industry at different levels during the last 19 years, has completed a Tour Guide Training Course and a degree in Tourism Management. She has a passion for Caving, archaeology, and Scuba Diving that has taken her to many unique places throughout Belize. From diving The Great Blue Hole to exploring the underworld caves, her spirit of adventure has no limit. She has instilled a strong sense of conservation in her life and a commitment to the protection of the environment.

Agusto Ixtecoc & Damian Ixtecoc

Administrators & Tour Guides

Agusto and Damian, brothers, have been part of the Mariposa family since 2004. Each played critical roles in the development and building of our resort. Their skills ranged from jungle exploration and site selection, to all aspects of building construction, from cement foundations to fine carpentry and tile work. Each has served Mariposa and its guests in numerous capacities, ranging from administration, outdoor staff development and supervision, painting, and even cooking at our Gourmet Jungle BBQs. Both Agusto and Damian are licensed professional tour guides and enjoy introducing our guests to their Maya culture, history, and surrounding natural environment on small, private tours.protection of the environment.

Norma Humes

Chef

Norma is the Head Chef here at our Resort who is specialized in various culinary techniques which gives it a unique taste to our different specialties. She learned cooking at an early age which makes her an experienced Chef in the kitchen. She obtained a Certificate in Food Preparation from Cayo Center of Employment Training (CCET). Her priority is making individuals feel special through the taste of her meals either being appetizers, soups, Vegan dishes or Deserts. Norma is an active woman who is part of the San Antonio Women’s Group Cooperative in the village of San Antonio.

Rosa Gonsalez

Housekeeping/Waitress

Rosa has been working at Mariposa Jungle Lodge for the past 5 years as a Housekeeping and Waitress. She enrolled for a course at Cayo CET and earned a Certificate in Tourism Hospitality Management. Rosa has unique talent of decorating Cabanas for Check-ins and honeymooners. When working in the dining, she will always make you feel at home through her smile and will ensure you have a memorable stay.

Josue Mai

Gardener/Maintenance

Josue is an expert in plants, botanical and does landscaping in order to keep our Resort at first sight. His love for plants started from since he was small up to signing up for a Horticulture Course and being the Head Guide at his previous workplace. He is eager about expanding his knowledge when it comes in the development and proper care of plants.

Luis Barrientos

Maintenance

Luis is one of Mariposa’s first employees and continues working hard for the success of the company. He contributed in the development of the Resort setting and building our Luxury Cabanas, Restaurant and other attractions that we are pleased to offer. His main work area includes gardening, maintenance and makes sure everyone is safe. He can do anything from repairs to electrical and he’s also a Church Pastor.