Laura Holcomb, director of Cucuyo, developed a robust addiction to Latin America beginning in 2004 while living in the Dominican Republic. There she taught health education to teens and they taught her about the enormity of the heart. Subsequent stints in Chile and Argentina have further prepared Laura for her role within Cucuyo. She's thrilled to be with Cucuyo handing out paint and costumes to the next generation.


Lauren Stephenson is well, everything. She is the Development Associate and Youth Coordinator.  We also call her the fundraising guru. She lived in Boston and edited ESL textbooks until fall of 2011, when she relocated her work to Buenos Aires, Argentina. When not catching fireflies and practicing inelegant Spanish, she reads and daydreams in her hammock. 



Bianca Bidiuc has fallen head over heels for Dominican jeans and cocoa beans as Program Coordinator and Media Manager. Her background is in international affairs and sustainable food systems. She currently works with Sustainable Food Center in Austin, Texas as a community health organizer. Her life skills include doodling and discovering farmers' markets.



Orlando Muñoz is an actor, singer, dancer and physical education teacher. Statistics say that he does the most number of kind acts per capita in the whole entire world. Orlando facilitates Cucuyo’s La Ceiba program.





Ricardo Arias is a community activist, journalist, friend to all, and the most serious silly man that Cucuyo knows. Ricardo lives in Bonao and facilitates Cucuyo’s Zona Sur program.





Byron Holcomb is the resident logistics advisor.  Byron has lived and worked in the Dominican Republic for several years as a peace corp volunteer and currently owns a coffee farm there. Cucuyo has given him an honorary degree in Dominican colloquialisms with a concentration in clowning.  His doctor has diagnosed him with SPS, silly picture syndrome and has prescribed rice.