Our Team at Gran Pacifica’s Vida del Mar

Vida_StaffPatrick Hiebert, Owner of Vida del Mar, steers the entire team to focus on customer service.  Patrick is committed “to make every guest’s stay one of their fondest vacation memories for life!”

Having created several successful companies and now in his 8th year working in Nicaragua, Patrick applies his experience and knowledge to making Gran Pacifica’s Vida del Mar Beach and Golf Resort a very unique vacation destination in one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally rich countries.

As the founder of the Help Them Help Themselves foundation, Patrick is also very committed to improving the lives of the local people.  With the resort being by far the largest employer in the area and the charity focusing on the future through providing education, housing and healthcare to the local children, it is a winning combination that creates very positive changes in the lives of the people in our local communities.

Patrick lives onsite at the resort full time and is always available to you during your stay.  “You’ll arrive as a guest but leave having many new friends!” promises Patrick.

 

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Vida_Staff2Giovanni Rodriguez, General Manager, has been an essential member of the Gran Pacifica’s Vida del Mar Beach and Golf Resort for the last year.  Prior to joining our organization, Giovanni spent more than 17 years in the hotel industry working in the United States for Marriott, Sheraton, Radisson, and the World famous hotel “The Doral Golf Resort and Spa” in Miami. He enjoys spending time with his family and gets involved in the community through Help Them Help Themselves projects. Gio’s management style stems from the idea that “if we don’t take care our customers, somebody else will..!”

 

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Vida_Staff3Angela Smetana is the Office Manager at Gran Pacifica’s Vida del Mar Beach and Golf Resort. Born and raised in a small town in Idaho, Angela decided she wanted to venture out and see the world. What started out as just a 2 year stint as a Business Administration Volunteer in Peace Corps, turned into 9 years of residing and working in Nicaragua

She is now a home owner and living at Gran Pacifica since 2010. She couldn’t imagine living and raising her family in any other place!

 

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Vida_Staff_3Born in Matagalpa and having lived in Managua, Jacqueline now resides in the nearby town of Masachapa with her family.  Jacqueline has worked in the hospitality industry for 5 years and manages our Front Desk Reception and Reservations area.  Jacqueline and her team are always available to make sure your stay with us is the best that it can be!

 

 

 

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Osman is our ecology expert and knows everything there is to know about the local flora and fauna.  This knowledge makes him the ideal manager of our Tours and Transportation area as even just a ride from the airport to the resort will teach you so much about the country!  Osman is happy to arrange day trips from the resort to local volcanoes, coffee plantations, zip lining down a volcano!, markets and cathedrals, and city tours to the oldest city in the America’s, and much more.  Osman also manages our surf lessons and can make sure you have the best surf instructions available if you are wanting to learn to surf.

 

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Vida_Staff6Jaqueline manages our beautiful beachfront SeaSalt Restaurante.  Her attention to detail and understanding of the culinary world shows in every meal the restaurant creates.  Receiving rave reviews from our guests we guarantee you won’t be disappointed when dining at SeaSalt!

 

 

 

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Vida_Staff_2Berman works together with Yaqueline to ensure every customer has a great dining experience at SeaSalt Restaurante!  Berman, as our Bartender extraordinaire, also makes some of the most tasty tropical drinks you have ever tasted!

 

 

 

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Vida_Staff5 Carolina manages our onsite Souvenir, Small Grocery and Surf Shop.  Carolina and her staff at the shop are happy to serve you and if we do not have something you need they will make sure we get it!  From local artisan items to some nice cold ice-cream to a wide selection of surf boards and accessories for rent, Carolina packs a lot of products into the store to make sure you find what you need!

 

 

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