Jony Valles was born in Madre de Dios and grew up along the Tambopata River. He has worked as a guide and interpreter since 2004. Ruber has extensive knowledge of the local economic activities, medicinal plants, and native communities. He also specializes in guiding groups interested in learning more about nature. He is extremely patient and enjoys taking his time on tours, explaining every aspect of jungle life and culture. He also speaks some “ese eja” a local dialect of the jungle.