Founding Trustees

Founding Trustees
President / Founder    Randall Tolpinrud

Randall Tolpinrud is President of Pax Natura Foundation and the Bosque Lluvioso. Randall was involved in the early stages of the Sustainable Development movement in the early 1990’s and was the author of a popular book on the principles of Green Building.  He is a  broker and Instructor in sustainable development with the State of Utah Department of Commerce. he partnered with Utah State University to build the most energy-efficient and healthy demonstration home of its time at the University’s Botanical Center. 

CEO / Founder

William Connelly

Vice President

Will Connelly, Co-Founder
William Connelly is an architect in private practice in Salt Lake City, the father of five grown children, and an active participant in several civic and environmental causes.  As co-founder of the Costa Rica-based Pax Natura Foundation (“Peace with Nature”) he travels frequently on foundation matters, especially those related to climate change, biodiversity preservation and the international carbon markets.  Will is passionate about family, the environment, landscapes, history, languages, and travel.
                  Founder                    Carlos Jiminez Freer

Carlos Freer was instrumental in forging Pax Natura's relationship with Costa Rica. Carlos currently resides in Costa Rica and is our liaison with ...............