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Ingrid currently lives between Akumal, Mexico, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has experience in a range of fields: ecology, event management, real estate rentals and property management, arts, dance, and theater, photography, and paints as a hobby.

Ingrid is currently John Allen's personal assistant and archive.

Name:  Ingrid Elizabeth Datica Urribarri

DOB:  June 27, 1966

Born:  Cabimas Estado Zulia, Venezuela

Nationality:  Mexican

Address:  Lote 27 F, Villa Balam Ek.  Akumal Mexico

Language:  English, Spanish.

Life Work:  Dancer, singer, painter, marketer, organizer, photographer.

Ingrid currently lives between Akumal, Mexico, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has experience in a range of fields: ecology, event management, real estate rentals and property management, arts, dance, and theater,  photography, and paints as a hobby.

Ingrid is currently John Allen’s personal assistant and archive.

In the earlies 90’s she served nearly one year as a crew member on the Institute’s Research Vessel Heraclitus and sailed from Venezuela to Belize.

In the mid 90’s she worked as a supervisor of the Waste Water Garden constructions with Planetary Coral Reef Foundation and Centro Ecologico  Akumal, on the coast of the state of Quintana Roo Mexico, and became vice- president of the PCRF field station in Akumal, Mexico.  She also established a Travel Agency offering touristic services such as accommodation, transportation to and from the airport, and tours to sites of interest. She later became part-owner of the Akumal Dive Shop, one of the largest diving schools on the coast of Quintana Roo.

After becoming a diver, she modeled underwater for a renowned photographer, Gonzalo Arcila,  making beautiful covers for the magazine Cancun tips, Natura Mexico, Mexico Desconocido, Ventana al Paraiso, Maps and guides of Quintana Roo, and La Quinta magazine.

Ingrid became a flamenco dancer in 2007 and did performances in Quintana Roo and Yucatan area for over a decade.  She continues her passion for dance of all styles.

In January 2017 worked with the company Fellini film Mexico in production for the documentary “Biosfera 2, 25 años despues” (The Biosphere 2, 25 years later).

2020   Present             Eye on the rainforest, las Casas de la Selva, Puerto Rico: Website

2020    Present:          Vecinos de Akumal Norte AC, board as Vocal

2019    Present            Synergia Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico: John Allen`s personal Assistant and archive.

2019   Present             Website builder course

2019    Present            My White Beach Blog (blogger)

2017 – Present:           Fellow of the Institute of Ecotechnics

2017 – 2017                Production Assistant in Fellini film Mexico

2016 – Present            Shareowner of the Akumal Dive Shop

2015 – Present:           Vice President of ADMAK (Administradores de Akumal)

2008 – 2009                Diplomado en Ingenieria de Productos turisticos, Marketing, y competitividad. (ACTI Consultores en Turismo)

2007 –  2007                Rescue Diver

2007 –  2016                Marketing & Sales Director  and shareowner of the Akumal Dive Shop

2000 – Present            Rental Manager and sales

2000 – 2007                Share Owner of the Agency Travel Services of Akumal

2000 – 2003                Wedding and event planner, shareowner of Luxury Occasions

1996 – 1997                Construction supervisor of the Wastewater Gardens in Mexico.

1996 – 1997                Assistant on the plant’s collections for Wastewater Garden built in Akumal Mexico by Planetary Coral Reef Foundation under Dr. Ph. D’s supervision. Mark Nelson.

1995 – 1997                Vice-President of Planetary Coral Reef Field Station, Akumal Q.Roo Mexico.

1994 – 2000                Manager of Travel Services of Akumal

1996                            Advance Open Water PADI

1994                            Open Water Diver NAUI

1993 – 1994                 Sailed from Venezuela to Belize as a crew member onboard the RV Heraclitus, built by the Institute of Ecotechnics.  Main coral reefs and the culture of the sea studies.

1993 – 1993                 Became a crew member of R/V Heraclitus.  (Drydock repairs)

Education:

2019                            Website builder.  IncomeSchool

2008                            Diplomado en Ingenieria de Productos turisticos, Marketing, y competitividad. (ACTI Consultores en Turismo)

1991                            Publicidad & Mercadeo (IUTIRLA) Instituto Universitario de Tecnologia Industrial)

1990                            Secretaria Ejecutiva

1986                            Higiene y Seguridad Industrial (CUNIC) Colegio Universitario de Cabimas.

Websites:

www.eyeontherainforest.com

www.akumaltravel.com

www.mywhitebeach.com  (Blog)

www.villabalamek.com