Angel is half-Indigenous, half-Italian, but his attitude is more local than Italian. When the Ministry of Agriculture started the reactivation program in 2012, he was hired as the head of the project in Manabí because of his reputation and his knowledge of the coffee production. Indeed, he has been a coffee grower since childhood. Even if now he is no longer part of the project, he was one of the pillars of its success.
Angel is very respected and loved in the area and many people visit him when in need of advice.