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About Us

WE ARE IRESCUE

iRescue® is a unique philanthropic brand of the future. It represents people in action for the sake of a greater cause.
It represents compassion and sharing. It represents solutions for some of the world’s greatest problems.

About Us

Founded in 2005, we are a privately funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to assist wildlife and animals in need, educate the public and promote philanthropy among individuals and businesses through marketing and technology.

OUR STORY

Based on a lifelong passion for animal rescue and entrepreneurship, John Merritt founded iRescue® in 2005 with the intent of effecting measurable positive change in the animal kingdom.

OUR LOCATION

We are located in the mountains in the southern zone of Costa Rica. This location was chosen due to its secluded nature, workable farmland and protected reserve. It has been proven to be the perfect location for our premier Costa Rica wildlife reserve facility

OUR NETWORK

Our partnerships include a network of affiliates, organizations, official sponsors and more all working together for the greater good of animals and wildlife.

Executive Team

John Merritt Founder and CEO

John is the founder and CEO of iRescue®. He currently leads the company in day-to-day operations.

Maria Laura Carvajal Gamboa Marketing Director

Malu is the lead marketing office and director for iRescue®.

BARBARA WISEMAN Executive Board Member

Over the past 40 years, Barbara Wiseman has worked with a variety of international organizations.

Costa Rica Team

Keren Alvarado Public Relations Costa Rica

Keren Alvarado is head of public relations in Costa Rica. .

Josue Avila Lazy J Operation Manager Assistant

Josue Avila is the Operations Manager Assistant at the Lazy J Wildlife Preserve in Costa Rica.

JUAN LUIS TORRES VARGAS Lazy J Operations Manager

Juan is the Operations Manager at the Lazy J Wildlife Preserve in Costa Rica.

Deniss Educational Program Director Costa Rica

Deniss is the Educational Program Director and the developer of iRescue®'s educational program, FootPrints™, in Costa Rica.

Walter Arias Public Relations Costa Rica

Walter assists in public relations in Costa Rica.