Marcela Restrepo

Senior Lead Teacher and Ecuador Programs Coordinator

Years with Kroka: 9

Narrative
MARCELA RESTREPO was born in Colombia, and has studied in New Zealand and Ecuador. She is a passionate enthusiast of experiential education, art and food which go together with a love for adventure and the natural world. Marcela lives in a beautifully handcrafted home at Palugo Farm with her partner Michael and their son Koru. She helps coordinate the weekly organic market, runs an artisanal cheese making operation, and co-directs Pata Llucha theater company. Marcela has been teaching at Kroka since 2007.

Education
BA, Universtity of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2006
International Permacutlure Certificate, Tui Community, NZ, 2008
Diploma in Waldorf Education from Taruna College, New Zealand, 2013

Major Expeditions
Climbing and mountaineering in New Zealand, Peru and Ecuador
Climbing in Suesca, Mesa de los Santos, Colombia
Multiday trekking and bikepacking in New Zealand, USA, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador

Community
Co-founder of Pata Llucha experimental theater company, Ecuador
Safety staff for AR Huaira Sinchi Adventure race
Co-administrator for NAHUCO (Nahual Huertas Comunitarias-CSA initiative) with over 40 year-round shares