Who are we?

Easterwoods is a small and enthusiastic team. We are convinced that we can deliver a product that is needed and that meets the requirements of our customers. What binds us? The passion for Forests, Teak, Quality and Sustainability.



Gijsbert has a background in tropical forestry (Engineer, Wageningen University) and has lived with his family in Latin America for many years. He therefore knows the ins and outs and has a good network. He is still there regularly, not only for Easterwoods Trading, but also for consulting assignments. He has a thorough knowledge of teak, with over 25 years of experience in this sector and more than 30 years in forestry.


Wonder glue

Mario is a veteran in the business with unbridled enthusiasm. He has worked in sawmills for almost his entire working life and has been cutting teak for more than 30 years. He has worked in Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica and Spain, among others. He has helped set up large and smaller sawmills. He therefore has a very broad understanding of the possibilities of teak. He has an eye for detail and good analytical skills, which he manages to express in detail in numbers. He is a crucial link in Easterwoods.


Administration and export

Marta is responsible for administration and export. She is also the center of communication between the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Enthusiastic, driven and focused.


Sales Costa Rica

Carlos manages the networks in everything that has to do with wood and forestry. He also has a forestry background and many years of experience with teak. Together with Gijsbert, he is responsible for the purchase of the wood.



Mauricio seems to know exactly where to find the best teak trees. And if he doesn’t know, he will track the trees to source the best quality available.

Teak is in our blood
On the left a picture of Gijsbert’s grandfather with a newly planted teak stand (approx. 1920).