About Our Team

Becki Cohn-Vargas

Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas is from the U.S. and met Rito in 1980 in Nicaragua where they produced educational television together. Currently, she is an author and consultant. Becki has been a teacher, principal, superintendent, and adjunct professor in California for 35 years.

Rito Vargas

Rito Vargas is a Nicaraguan native who worked as a videographer for Nicaraguan television and the Ministry of Education, filming educational television programs in the 80’s. Then he served as Chief Photographer in San Francisco for Univision for 30 years. Makengue was Rito’s dream for preserving the rainforest.