Demian Topel runs Bluerivers and is a passionate environmentalist and ecotourism entrepreneur with a 25-year experience in designing educational programs, having led over 300 outdoor trips in Brazil.
Worked on private and governmental Solar Photovoltaic Projects for electricity generation in the Brazilian territory.
Lecturer at the RIO-92 Conference: “The State of the Art of Solar Photovoltaics in Brazil”.
In 1993 started his career in Ecological Tourism and in 1997 founded Terra Nativa Ecoturismo, being a pioneer in introducing the concepts of Social & Environmental Sustainability as master guidelines in educational trips.
Demian alternates his time between creating fascinating outdoor experiences at Bluerivers and designing faculty-led Experiential Education Programs for foreign universities at Terra Nativa.
Certified as tour-guide by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism (EMBRATUR) and as Dive Master by PADI-USA.
Demian participated as exhibitor, in the official Brazilian Pavilion, in two NAFSA Conferences (San Diego in 2014 and Boston in 2015) , as well as in the 2016 TABS-NAIS Global Symposium at Long Beach, California.