Barra de Potosí native, Avimael Cadena, joined the Whales of Guerrero Project team in 2018 and is the team documentarist, naturalist, educator and community organizer. When he is not working with locals to connect them to nature through collaborative storytelling and explorations, he is working as an actor and creator of his own video productions. Avimael, also an early career National Geographic Explorer, is currently working to replant endangered mangroves in Barra de Potosí’s lagoon with the local children, oversees a community-driven garbage reduction program, teaches students region-wide about local ecosystems, and facilitates the creation of new signage and public artworks throughout the village.