Adrian Montenegro grew up on a banana plantation Costa Rica. As a child he loved spending time by rivers and in forests. His high school had a rain forest as part of the property and he became interested in plants and insects. His first job was with the The Rain Forest Arial Tram and mastered English working with tourists. He became a naturalist guide in 1997.
He is married to Maria Elena and has two children, Kennya and Ian. He likes to swing, run and play soccer with his family. He says "I enjoy my job because I have the opportunity to show and share the beauty of my country and create awareness of the importance of preserving our natural resources.