Guillermo Knell is a trained biologist with a Master’s Degree in Ecotourism who has a wealth of experience in sustainable tourism development and project management. As the International Programs Field Manager for The Field Museum of Chicago, Guillermo conducted biological inventories, field research and coordinated field logistics in his native Peru as well as in Cuba. While working with Development Center of the Amazonian Native People, Guillermo evaluated natural and cultural activities for potential tourism development, and worked with native communities from Machiguengas, Urarinas, Iquitos, Matses and Piros ethnic groups on sustainable development projects. Guillermo has more than 25 years of extensive experience working as a naturalist guide and expedition leader across the Peruvian Amazon and in the Andes. He also joined during this time several expeditions cruise ships to incredible destinations around the world.
All these experiences allowed him to be heavily involved in showcasing the various environments and indigenous people and nature of Peru in documentaries for Discovery Channel and the BBC and other renowned productions companies.
Currently, he is working with Ecologistica Peru, and during his freetime with a few companies as a expedition leader in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.