Biologist, he graduated from the University of Antioquia; With over 40 years of experience in botanical explorations in different regions of Colombia, which has allowed him to discover more than 150 species of new plants for science. 19 species of plants have been dedicated in his honor by domestic and foreign botanical colleagues. Alvaro has been part of this project since its early stage. His advice on how to manage the plantation is always heard and implemented. OKU loves his advice.