Meet the Team

Tammy Lovell

Broker, Owner

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and expressing your interest in Costa Rica. I am a Canadian; a Newfoundlander to be exact who in 2014 made a pivotal decision to trade the cold winters for the warmth of tropical Costa Rica. My husband Kevin and I were ready for a change, and Costa Rica ticked all our boxes.  And, while summers are still spent back home in beautiful St John’s, Newfoundland, Costa Rica has become our second home, where we’ve established legal residency. Like many of you, our transition to this vibrant country was facilitated by a local real estate agent who helped us navigate the intricacies of settling into a new life. Living and working in this land of perpetual summers has been an extraordinary experience, one that we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have and happy to share with you.  

Prior to relocating to Costa Rica, my professional journey unfolded in Canada where I spent  twelve amazing years in sales and marketing at the Yellow Pages Group. Following this, I embarked on a successful career with RE/MAX, specializing in both commercial and residential sales. Upon making the transition to Costa Rica, I embarked on a new chapter by undertaking the necessary coursework to become a licensed real estate agent. Presently, I proudly serve as a member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Additionally, my company holds membership with the Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF).

Allow me to be your guide in determining if Costa Rica is the perfect fit for you. Whether your goal is to find a vacation retreat, an investment opportunity, or to make a permanent relocation, Costa Rica offers a host of possibilities, and I specialize in assisting clients with each unique objective. In a world filled with complexity, take a moment to pause, breathe deeply, and let me introduce you to the essence of life in the land of PURA VIDA. Together, let’s embark on a journey of discovery and unlock the endless possibilities awaiting you in Costa Rica.

Tammy Lovell

Broker/Owner

Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and expressing your interest in Costa Rica. I am a Canadian; a Newfoundlander to be exact who in 2014 made a pivotal decision to trade the cold winters for the warmth of tropical Costa Rica. My husband Kevin and I were ready for a change, and Costa Rica ticked all our boxes.  And, while summers are still spent back home in beautiful St John’s, Newfoundland, Costa Rica has become our second home, where we’ve established legal residency. Like many of you, our transition to this vibrant country was facilitated by a local real estate agent who helped us navigate the intricacies of settling into a new life. Living and working in this land of perpetual summers has been an extraordinary experience, one that we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have and happy to share with you.  

Prior to relocating to Costa Rica, my professional journey unfolded in Canada where I spent  twelve amazing years in sales and marketing at the Yellow Pages Group. Following this, I embarked on a successful career with RE/MAX, specializing in both commercial and residential sales. Upon making the transition to Costa Rica, I embarked on a new chapter by undertaking the necessary coursework to become a licensed real estate agent. Presently, I proudly serve as a member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Additionally, my company holds membership with the Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF).

Allow me to be your guide in determining if Costa Rica is the perfect fit for you. Whether your goal is to find a vacation retreat, an investment opportunity, or to make a permanent relocation, Costa Rica offers a host of possibilities, and I specialize in assisting clients with each unique objective. In a world filled with complexity, take a moment to pause, breathe deeply, and let me introduce you to the essence of life in the land of PURA VIDA. Together, let’s embark on a journey of discovery and unlock the endless possibilities awaiting you in Costa Rica.

Kevin Barnes

Sales Assistant

Kevin’s journey with Costa Rica began in 2007 when he first set foot on its shores during a cruise. Instantly captivated Kevin knew he would return to explore further and one day maybe call Costa Rica home. In 2014, alongside Tammy, his dream of living by the sea in Costa Rica became a reality. 

With a background spanning over thirty years in the Federal government and as the owner of a small safety supply company in Newfoundland, Kevin brings a wealth of experience to his new life in Costa Rica.  Kevin’s extensive experience in home construction equips him with invaluable insights for those considering new builds or property investments. As a graduate of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) course, Kevin plays a pivotal role in the company, handling everything from financial matters to sales.

Kevin embraces the simpler existence, indulging in activities such as boating, spearfishing, and snorkeling which he is happy to introduce to our clients.  At the close of each workday, Kevin can be found by his pool, savoring a well-deserved beer and reflecting on the fulfillment of living his best life. Kevin is committed to helping you navigate and embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle.

Kevin Barnes

Sales Assistant

Kevin’s journey with Costa Rica began in 2007 when he first set foot on its shores during a cruise. Instantly captivated Kevin knew he would return to explore further and one day maybe call Costa Rica home. In 2014, alongside Tammy, his dream of living by the sea in Costa Rica became a reality. 

With a background spanning over thirty years in the Federal government and as the owner of a small safety supply company in Newfoundland, Kevin brings a wealth of experience to his new life in Costa Rica.  Kevin’s extensive experience in home construction equips him with invaluable insights for those considering new builds or property investments. As a graduate of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) course, Kevin plays a pivotal role in the company, handling everything from financial matters to sales.

Kevin embraces the simpler existence, indulging in activities such as boating, spearfishing, and snorkeling which he is happy to introduce to our clients.  At the close of each workday, Kevin can be found by his pool, savoring a well-deserved beer and reflecting on the fulfillment of living his best life. Kevin is committed to helping you navigate and embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle.

Louis Espinoza

Sales Assistant

Introducing Louis, a multifaceted individual whose roots span the United States, Canada, Uruguay, and Nicaragua, and whose life is now deeply interwoven with the vibrant culture of Costa Rica. With a solid background in engineering and a mastery in process optimization, Louis has not only been a career-driven professional but also a world traveler, with a special love for the idyllic landscapes of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region.

In 2021, seizing the spirit of adventure, Louis and his partner transformed their occasional retreat into their permanent residence, embarking on an entrepreneurial journey. Together, they launched a pioneering business that fills a crucial niche in the local market, demonstrating their commitment to the Costa Rican community. This venture has also opened the doors to the exciting world of real estate for Louis, allowing him to delve into new opportunities and challenges, further cementing his bond with this beautiful country.

Louis is more than an entrepreneur; he’s a passionate creator of memorable experiences, dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those he encounters, whether they’re here for a brief visit or a long-term stay. With Louis, you’re not just exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica; you’re discovering a world of excellence, passion, and unforgettable memories.

Louis Espinoza

Sales Assistant

Introducing Louis, a multifaceted individual whose roots span the United States, Canada, Uruguay, and Nicaragua, and whose life is now deeply interwoven with the vibrant culture of Costa Rica. With a solid background in engineering and a mastery in process optimization, Louis has not only been a career-driven professional but also a world traveler, with a special love for the idyllic landscapes of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region.

In 2021, seizing the spirit of adventure, Louis and his partner transformed their occasional retreat into their permanent residence, embarking on an entrepreneurial journey. Together, they launched a pioneering business that fills a crucial niche in the local market, demonstrating their commitment to the Costa Rican community. This venture has also opened the doors to the exciting world of real estate for Louis, allowing him to delve into new opportunities and challenges, further cementing his bond with this beautiful country.

Louis is more than an entrepreneur; he’s a passionate creator of memorable experiences, dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of those he encounters, whether they’re here for a brief visit or a long-term stay. With Louis, you’re not just exploring the natural beauty of Costa Rica; you’re discovering a world of excellence, passion, and unforgettable memories.

François Lanthier

Ontario Based Referral Sales Associate

François is not your ordinary real estate enthusiast; he’s a passionate investor who has been dedicated to the industry since 2015. Together with his wife Jennifer, they have built an impressive portfolio spanning across six countries. With a passion for the excitement of buying and selling properties, François thrives on the thrill of real estate transactions. His expertise stems from a diverse background, including a degree in interior design and years of experience in marketing. François has cultivated relationships with investors worldwide and loves nothing more than to chat about real estate investing.  

François’s love affair with Costa Rica began in 2022 when he acquired his first of two properties through Tammy Sells Costa Rica. In awe of the country’s beauty and endless opportunities, he knew it was the perfect place for a holiday home and investment property and knew he wanted to spread the message.  Having completed the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) course, François now operates remotely from his home in Ottawa, assisting clients in their real estate endeavors which also includes teaching an online course on how to invest in global real estate.

François finds joy in gardening, immersing himself in nature, and indulging his passion for languages, wine, and food. Contact François today; he is eager to lend a helping hand in any way he can. You’ll also find him active on social media, showcasing his skills as a marketing guru. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, François is well-equipped to cater to your needs in multiple languages.

François Lanthier

Ontario Based Referral Sales Associate

François is not your ordinary real estate enthusiast; he’s a passionate investor who has been dedicated to the industry since 2015. Together with his wife Jennifer, they have built an impressive portfolio spanning across six countries. With a passion for the excitement of buying and selling properties, François thrives on the thrill of real estate transactions. His expertise stems from a diverse background, including a degree in interior design and years of experience in marketing. François has cultivated relationships with investors worldwide and loves nothing more than to chat about real estate investing.  

François’s love affair with Costa Rica began in 2022 when he acquired his first of two properties through Tammy Sells Costa Rica. In awe of the country’s beauty and endless opportunities, he knew it was the perfect place for a holiday home and investment property and knew he wanted to spread the message.  Having completed the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) course, François now operates remotely from his home in Ottawa, assisting clients in their real estate endeavors which also includes teaching an online course on how to invest in global real estate.

François finds joy in gardening, immersing himself in nature, and indulging his passion for languages, wine, and food. Contact François today; he is eager to lend a helping hand in any way he can. You’ll also find him active on social media, showcasing his skills as a marketing guru. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, François is well-equipped to cater to your needs in multiple languages.

Dan Aspin

Photography/Videography

Introducing Dan Aspin, a passionate Canadian photographer and videographer deeply enamored with the irresistible allure of Costa Rica’s natural splendor. His journey into photography was ignited by a profound admiration for this tropical haven, where he’s been fortunate enough to immortalize its captivating landscapes and dynamic culture through his lens. Each click of the shutter serves as a heartfelt homage to the enchanting magic of Costa Rica.

As the visionary founder of Paradise Productions, Dan takes great pride in being the preferred photographer for Tammy Sells Costa Rica. This esteemed partnership stands as a testament to his unwavering commitment to encapsulating the essence of Costa Rica’s real estate market. With an acute eye for detail and an unwavering dedication to excellence, Dan ensures that every property is presented in its most captivating light.

Specializing in real estate photography and videography, Dan possesses a unique ability to showcase properties with unparalleled finesse. Whether it’s a luxurious beachfront villa, a cozy mountain retreat, or an urban gem, his photographs and videos expertly capture the distinctive allure of each property, leaving a lasting impression on potential buyers and investors alike.

Dan Aspin

Photography/Videography

Introducing Dan Aspin, a passionate Canadian photographer and videographer deeply enamored with the irresistible allure of Costa Rica’s natural splendor. His journey into photography was ignited by a profound admiration for this tropical haven, where he’s been fortunate enough to immortalize its captivating landscapes and dynamic culture through his lens. Each click of the shutter serves as a heartfelt homage to the enchanting magic of Costa Rica.

As the visionary founder of Paradise Productions, Dan takes great pride in being the preferred photographer for Tammy Sells Costa Rica. This esteemed partnership stands as a testament to his unwavering commitment to encapsulating the essence of Costa Rica’s real estate market. With an acute eye for detail and an unwavering dedication to excellence, Dan ensures that every property is presented in its most captivating light.

Specializing in real estate photography and videography, Dan possesses a unique ability to showcase properties with unparalleled finesse. Whether it’s a luxurious beachfront villa, a cozy mountain retreat, or an urban gem, his photographs and videos expertly capture the distinctive allure of each property, leaving a lasting impression on potential buyers and investors alike.

Gabriel Guillemette

Local Mortgage Broker

Understanding the significance of property ownership in Costa Rica, Gabriel strives to facilitate accessibility and convenience for his clients. Tammy Sells Costa Rica proudly introduces Gabriel Guillemette as our esteemed local mortgage broker.

Gabriel’s journey spans across Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures, yet his quest for the “pura vida” lifestyle led him and his family to Costa Rica’s South Pacific region. Here, amidst the serene beauty of rainforests and beaches, Gabriel finds inspiration for his entrepreneurial pursuits. With a keen focus on reshaping Costa Rica’s lending industry, Gabriel champions inclusivity for both businesses and individuals. Additionally, he spearheads innovative and eco-conscious real estate developments, seamlessly blending architecture with sustainability principles.

In this tranquil haven, each sunrise reaffirms the transition from bustling Canadian cities to the paradisiacal landscapes of Costa Rica. For Gabriel, “pura vida” isn’t just a phrase; it’s a philosophy embraced wholeheartedly.

Connect through Tammy Sells Costa Rica or contact Gabriel directly to explore how you can qualify for a mortgage tailored to your needs and aspirations. Gabriel’s expertise and dedication ensure a seamless experience as you navigate the process of securing financing for your dream property in Costa Rica.

Gabriel Guillemette

Local Mortgage Broker

Understanding the significance of property ownership in Costa Rica, Gabriel strives to facilitate accessibility and convenience for his clients. Tammy Sells Costa Rica proudly introduces Gabriel Guillemette as our esteemed local mortgage broker.

Gabriel’s journey spans across Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures, yet his quest for the “pura vida” lifestyle led him and his family to Costa Rica’s South Pacific region. Here, amidst the serene beauty of rainforests and beaches, Gabriel finds inspiration for his entrepreneurial pursuits. With a keen focus on reshaping Costa Rica’s lending industry, Gabriel champions inclusivity for both businesses and individuals. Additionally, he spearheads innovative and eco-conscious real estate developments, seamlessly blending architecture with sustainability principles.

In this tranquil haven, each sunrise reaffirms the transition from bustling Canadian cities to the paradisiacal landscapes of Costa Rica. For Gabriel, “pura vida” isn’t just a phrase; it’s a philosophy embraced wholeheartedly.

Connect through Tammy Sells Costa Rica or contact Gabriel directly to explore how you can qualify for a mortgage tailored to your needs and aspirations. Gabriel’s expertise and dedication ensure a seamless experience as you navigate the process of securing financing for your dream property in Costa Rica.

Jonathon White 

Fuzion Technologies Inc

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur in the FinTech industry, with his first venture in 2005 processing international payments online for businesses. 

A Canadian, and fellow Newfoundlander, he first visited Costa Rica in 2015 and it was love at first sight!  Since then he has introduced several international companies to the benefits of doing business in Costa Rica.

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in international banking, global payments, trading cryptocurrencies, and thrives on using that experience to provide his clients the best value when sending international wires between Canada and Costa Rica. 

Jonathan loves to travel, scuba dive and spend time with his family, otherwise he embraces the Pura Vida vibe and enjoys a cold Imperial at the pool.

Jonathon White 

Fuzion Technologies Inc

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur in the FinTech industry, with his first venture in 2005 processing international payments online for businesses. 

A Canadian, and fellow Newfoundlander, he first visited Costa Rica in 2015 and it was love at first sight!  Since then he has introduced several international companies to the benefits of doing business in Costa Rica.

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in international banking, global payments, trading cryptocurrencies, and thrives on using that experience to provide his clients the best value when sending international wires between Canada and Costa Rica. 

Jonathan loves to travel, scuba dive and spend time with his family, otherwise he embraces the Pura Vida vibe and enjoys a cold Imperial at the pool.

Lucy Lovell

Sales Assistant & Marketer

Introducing Lucy Lovell, a proud Costa Rican native who joined the Tammy Sells Costa Rica team in 2022 as a marketer but swiftly ascended to the role of a sales assistant, thanks to her unwavering determination and amiable nature. Despite this being Lucy’s inaugural professional endeavor, she successfully sailed through her probationary period and has now secured a permanent part-time position with the firm.

Lucy’s responsibilities encompass various facets, from accompanying Tammy on property viewings, where her distinctive tail-wagging serves as an endearing signal for potential investment opportunities, to spearheading marketing efforts that highlight the joys of adopting a local pet for clients considering a move to Costa Rica.

When Lucy isn’t diligently assisting clients, you’ll find her frolicking on the pristine local beaches, enjoying quality time with her cherished feline companions Sophia, Ruby, and Rufus, and relishing girl time with Tammy. She’s also an avid traveler, with Newfoundland, Canada, holding a special place in her heart as her second home during the summer months.

Lucy eagerly offers her expertise during consult sessions, always accompanied by Tammy, to assist clients in discovering their ideal tropical property. You can easily reach out to Lucy through Tammy’s email or WhatsApp, and she looks forward to helping you navigate your real estate journey.

Lucy Lovell

Sales Assistant & Marketer

Introducing Lucy Lovell, a proud Costa Rican native who joined the Tammy Sells Costa Rica team in 2022 as a marketer but swiftly ascended to the role of a sales assistant, thanks to her unwavering determination and amiable nature. Despite this being Lucy’s inaugural professional endeavor, she successfully sailed through her probationary period and has now secured a permanent part-time position with the firm.

Lucy’s responsibilities encompass various facets, from accompanying Tammy on property viewings, where her distinctive tail-wagging serves as an endearing signal for potential investment opportunities, to spearheading marketing efforts that highlight the joys of adopting a local pet for clients considering a move to Costa Rica.

When Lucy isn’t diligently assisting clients, you’ll find her frolicking on the pristine local beaches, enjoying quality time with her cherished feline companions Sophia, Ruby, and Rufus, and relishing girl time with Tammy. She’s also an avid traveler, with Newfoundland, Canada, holding a special place in her heart as her second home during the summer months.

Lucy eagerly offers her expertise during consult sessions, always accompanied by Tammy, to assist clients in discovering their ideal tropical property. You can easily reach out to Lucy through Tammy’s email or WhatsApp, and she looks forward to helping you navigate your real estate journey.

Connecting Buyers with Tropical Dreams Since 2014

Connecting Buyers with Tropical Dreams Since 2014