About the Owners


We got married in Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2 years ago and we fell in love with the natural beauty, white sand beaches and wonderful people there. Time seems to slow down when you are in Guanacaste.  We started Sports for Nature in 2007 in order to combine our 2 biggest passions: sports and the environment.  This has allowed us to love our work (very important in life!), while being able to live well, meet new people every week, and travel around the world.

Jorge was born in Costa Rica and has spent half of his life in Washington, DC and Gainesville, Florida (Go Gators!). Stephanie was born in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!) and spent 9 years in Washington, DC. She attended college at Denison University in Granville, Ohio where she played field hockey and lacrosse. Jorge has now converted her to tennis!

We now live half the year in Columbus and half the year in Guanacaste, spending quality time with both our families and enjoying many of the outdoor activities that we love, year round.

Jorge holds an M.A. in Environmental and Resource Policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. in International Relations from Universidad Latina of Costa Rica. Jorge is also the Founder and President of The Green Business, an international environmental consulting company based in Reston, VA with satellite offices in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has led hundreds of sustainability assessments in the Americas, helping companies save thousands of dollars while being more environmentally friendly.

Jorge played tennis for The George Washington University and Davis Cup for Costa Rica.  He is now an avid golfer as well!