I knew him as "the professor." It took me a few visits to understand the nickname- he was one of those people that you wanted to pause mid-conversation so you could locate a pad of paper to take notes. More one-line wisdom came out of him than anyone I've ever met.
He was sincere and humble. He was mega positive and would give anything he had to anyone who needed it.
I think he looked at life as an art form, and he was a master.
Much love to his partner Fenja, and to all of our Ecuadorian family.