Welcome to my website!


Educator – Researcher – Practitioner

Who am I? I grew up in Puerto Rico, surfing, sailing, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and exploring every corner of the island.  Early on I decided to have a career in outdoor education and I feel lucky to have been affiliated with great organizations like Outward Bound and NOLS.  I feel proud to have earned a doctoral degree in education that allowed me to share my passion for adventure with others. I live with my wife and two boys in South Carolina and we are active hiking near by mountains to surfing our friendly breaks.

PS: My middle name is Herman

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Lastly, I invite you to visit By Land and By Water, LLC an experiential education company that offers experiences to deepen skills and knowledge in the field of outdoor adventure.  Our classes are offered Asynchronous (at-your-own-pace) and Synchronous (live using Zoom). We focus on land-based outdoor skills for hiking, backpacking and camping, as well as water-based activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.

Contact Information

email: Jose@bylandandbywater(dot)com