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Our Founders

Read the story of Cascada's founders Yerko Ivelic, Javier Lopez and Nani Astorga - three kayaking adventurers who took the plunge in 1991 and founded a whole new type of company in Chile, offering Eco-tourism adventures.

Yerko Ivelic

Yerko Ivelic

Founder, Owner and Director of Cascada Expediciones and EcoCamp Patagonia
Summary: A civil engineer and kayaking and rafting enthuiast, Yerko oversees the operational side of Cascada and is the mastermind behind much of EcoCamp's green technology...
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Javier López

Founder, Owner and Director of Cascada Expediciones and EcoCamp Patagonia
Summary: A civil engineer and trekking and kayaking enthusiast, Javier heads sales and marketing team at Cascada and draws the design sketches for EcoCamp's Geodesic domes...
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Nani Astorga

Founder and Owner of Cascada Expediciones and EcoCamp Patagonia
Speciality: Kayaking
Summary: Environmental steward Nani is passionate about kayaking, nature & animals and keeps things running in tip top shape at EcoCamp Patagonia...
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