Eloim Ellis (born August 29, 1979) to Cyril (herbalist) and Florentina Ellis (entrepreneur). He is from the Village of Carolina in the Corozal District. He attended the Calcutta Government School and St. Johns High School Ext. As a native of northern Belize, he has always had that driving force in life to create positive impacts for his county, but mostly to impact his fellow Belizean brothers and sisters. Coming from a family of 14 children, he must say to you, life was not easy. Tina his mom, as she is often referred to, eventually became an entrepreneur in turmeric, recado and coconut oil production; She eventually spearheaded his family and had become his biggest role model in life. His mother has inspired him to truly believe, that achieving and doing good things in life is possible only through hard work, loyalty, dedication, and perseverance.
Life at home in his village was tough and it was a struggle for his parents to send him through high school. In his late teens, he took the courage and ventured off to seek for a job in the city, a place supposedly infested with gangs and crimes. He can say otherwise, Belize City was a great experience for the most part. Thanks to that step, he got a job at a sewing factory that manufactured garments for the Dickie’s Brand which gave way for him to be able to graduate from high school.
In 1999 he was blessed with a job with the Carnival Cruise Lines where he would be living and working in the hospitality industry on board large Cruise Liners for months out, at a time. The experience has allowed him to understand and experience firsthand how the hospitality industry operates. Carnival also gave him the opportunity to visit many destinations and meet many faces from all over the world. In 2003-2004 Eloim was awarded a scholarship and obtain a diploma in Hospitality Management at the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Salzburg Austria. His main focus in Austria was to be an Ambassador for Belize and learn Hospitality Management as advised by the Belize Ambassador in Austria whom he met shortly after his arrival in Salzburg.
In the late 2004 upon returning to Belize, he was guaranteed a job at the Princess Hotel in Belize City, where he was placed in a managerial position for the Food & Beverage Department.
His perseverance is a driving force that inspired him to become an entrepreneur. In the late 2004, he founded what is known today as Fibber’s Fast Food in Belize City. The idea was to provide food to Belizean on the go, at a fast pace and created something McDonald style, something that would suit the average local population and environment. The venture was a success and was eventually passed down to a different Belizean ownership.
In 2016 he re-joined forces with Fibber’s and launched Fibber’s Multipurpose Sauces. Currently there are 4 flavors on the local market. The entire Fibber’s Brand has been passed down to local Belizean ownership as well, today it is still operating and employs many Belizeans.
2006 he worked in the Belize financial sector in the Heritage Bank, then Alliance Bank. In 2009 he ventured off to Costa Rica on what was supposed to be two weeks’ vacation. It turned out to be almost 7 years. Costa Rica was a place he had dreamt of since he was a kid. He fell in love with Costa Rica, it’s people, and the eco development, climate, etc. He got married and even got divorce during those 7 years in Costa Rica. Living in San Jose at that time was an opportunity to go back to school and he received his Certification in Massage Therapy.
Thereafter, he worked in Hospitality Management which is his passion. He managed the Hemmingway Inn San Jose for three years. In 2015 he decided that Belize is where real family is, he quit his job, book a flight, and returned full time to Belize, and ventured off into entrepreneurship a few days after arrival in Belize.
2017 to present and up until the Covid-19 he has dedicated most of his time to the Belize Tourism Industry, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and family. He sits on the board as Vice President for Friends of Swallow Caye an NGO which manages Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary and Manatees mainly at the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary located near the coast of Belize City. He has taken part in programs, awareness and trainings to educate tour guides, boat captains and tourism partners in Belize about the importance, and safety of Manatees in Belize. Tourism, Entrepreneurship, and Conservation has given him the opportunity to better understand and accept his love for Belize, his people, the essence of conservation, perseverance to succeed in a competitive environment, and the important of symbiotic relationship, essential to balance our ecosystems while striving as humanity.
Today, Eloim is representing his people from the Corozal Southeast Constituency as a Standard Bearer for the Belize People’s Front; he is striving hard to bring the change his people are all longing for!