Ali Aguarino has been working in science and outdoor education for almost 20 years. As the Facility Maintenance Manager, he is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the Environmental Nature Center’s grounds including the implementation of improvements and maintenance activities. He will also be teaching educational programs. Prior to working at the ENC, Ali was the Grounds Keeper and Naturalist for the Orange County Department of Education, where he also taught outdoor science education. Before moving to the US, Ali worked on the Island of Saipan as a Middle School Teacher. On the Island, Ali enjoyed exploring caves and WWII historical sites.
Ali was born and raised in Manila, Philippines where he received his BS. He moved to California with his wife in 2000. They currently live in Tustin. His hobbies include hiking, photography, bike riding, and gardening. – Shelly Crebbs, ENC Communications Intern