42 years old, studied Social Geography and is specialized in Tourism Marketing.

Rens has 5 years of experience in Tourism Marketing and Communications at Marketing Groningen. She has 3 years experience in setting up and running a tourism company (bed & breakfast, lunch café and meeting location) along with Jans Zwiers and she has 5 years of experience in ICT in touroperating and travel agency business. From September 2013 to January 2014, Rens lived in León, Nicaragua, and volunteered with educational projects in the region.


41 years old, studied Technical Planning.

Jans has 15 years of experience with project management in infrastructure development in the Netherlands, particularly in the preparation phase (design, licensing, contracting ). He set up and ran a tourism company in the Netherlands (bed & breakfast, lunch cafe and meeting place ) together with Rens Kalsbeek. Jans lived from september 2013 to January 2014 in León and worked there as a volunteer in educational projects.


Leon - Lucy Jans Rens


32 years old, studied Hotel Management and Social Cultural Sciences.

During her college years, Lucy has worked extensively in hotels and restaurants. From 2006 to 2013, she worked 6 years at Ymere housing as a project manager of socio-economic projects in different focus areas of Amsterdam, Almere and Haarlem. Lucy now lives in León, where she did volunteer work in Hostel Sonati and in Hotel con Corazón in Granada. Currently, she is the manager of Hotel Azul in León.

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