MEET ALCHEMY AROUND THE WORLD USA & CANADA EDP GLOBAL (FOR MICE) Wim CrabbePresident & Sales for Latin America Wim@EDPglobal.com + Willem CrabbeVice President of Sales, Western, Southeast, Minnesota & Canada Willem@EDPglobal.com + Beverly HenricksonBusiness Developement Manager Bev@EDPglobal.com + Quinn SarafoleanVP of SalesMid-Atlantic & Northeast Quinn@EDPglobal.com + Lisa MyersVP of Sales USA Central Lisa@EDPglobal.com + USA (FOR LEISURE) Carlos MeliaSales Partner United States LGBTQ+ Global Sales Partner firstname.lastname@example.org + CANADA EMINENCE CANADA (FOR LEISURE) Dallyce MacasEminence Canada (Only for Leisure) email@example.com + AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Priscila Millspriscila@alchemydmc.com + Emanuel Scheremanuel@alchemydmc.com + SCANDINAVIA NORWAY & FINLAND Gonzalo Peluffogonzalo@alchemydmc.com + SCANDINAVIA DENMARK & SWEDEN Rune V. Harritshøjrune@alchemydmc.com + RUSSIA & EASTERN COUNTRIES Alexander Belovalexander@alchemydmc.com + SOUTH AFRICA WORLDVIEW Heidi Angell-SchauWorldviewheidi@worldview.co.za + Donovan CochraneWorldviewdonovan@worldview.co.za + WE ALSO OPERATE IN Wim Crabbe President & Sales for Latin America Wim’s strong and personal relationships with DMCs, Event Companies and Professional Congress Organizers throughout his career led to his founding of EDPglobal. As a ‘hands-on’ Owner, Wim still interacts with meeting and incentive planners in New England, Southeast and Eastern Canada, while maintaining strong connections with the EDPglobal DMC partners around the world. A native of Belgium, Wim is fluent in English, French and Dutch. Beverly Henrickson Business Development Manager Bev’s professional relationships in the hotel and service industries have made her a key element in the continued success of EDPglobal. Bev’s extensive administrative, project management and client experience contributes to her expertise and enthusiasm in achieving the goals of EDPglobal and maintaining relationships with our clients and DMC’s. Born and raised in Minnesota, Bev has always taken every opportunity to travel and learn about other cultures. Lisa Myers VP of SalesUSA Central Lisa is a Minneapolis-based meeting and travel professional with extensive experience in hospitality, marketing and incentives. Her creative and collaborative approach gives her the vision to facilitate the identification, development and implementation of promising results for all of her clients in the Midwest. An enthusiastic traveler since getting her first passport, her favorite place to go is the next one on the itinerary! Willem Crabbe Vice President of Sales Western, Southeast, Minnesota & Canada Willem is the newest member of the EDPglobal sales team, joining us after gaining a couple of years of experience in the IT world. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Willem takes care of account management and business development in Minnesota, the Southeast, as well as Eastern Canada. Cynthia Score VP of Sales West Coast & Western Canada Cindy brings her broad experience and professional relationships within the incentive and meeting industry to her clients in the Western region of the US and Canada. As a former meeting and incentive planner she has worked on every aspect of a program, from initial concept and sale, to management and operation—Cindy understands the unique challenges of today’s meeting and incentive travel planner. During her many years in the business she has traveled extensively with companies over a broad spectrum of industries to all corners of the world. Michelle Marie Adams VP of Sales Northeast Michelle Marie is a NYC based meeting and event professional with over 10 years of hands-on industry experience, exhibiting tremendous grace under fire, and is a mentor within the industry. Maintaining an office in New York City allows Michelle Marie to make sure that all of her clients in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are given 110% of her attention! Dallyce Macas Eminence Canada Dallyce is our Canada attaché, representing the Alchemy brand to our partners in the Great White North. With a 25 year career history of working for global giants such as TUI Travel and Carlson Wagon-lit along with creating and operating boutique travel services for luxury travel, Dallyce is an excellent sales resource. Passionate about visiting South America, she has tested the waters, travelled the lands and put the world’s best travel services to the test. Not to mention, enjoying putting the wines to the test! Heidi Angell-Schau Worldview Heidi is a well experience travel professional with a great passion for incentive travel and connecting people. She is a visionary with a strong ability sense of leadership and bringing people together. She has been working in the incentive travel segment since 1997 and have been doing representation since 2004. Heidi has been afforded through her work to travel extensively to all corners of the world and exhibits a thorough understanding of what destinations can offer for group travel. Her ability to deliver tangible results and strategic relationships in the South African market has earned her the reputation of delivering superior service and returns for her international Principals. Gonzalo Peluffo Norway & Finland Representative Gonzalo has been a globetrotter all his life- originally from Montevideo, he grew up in Buenos Aires, lives in Oslo since 1995 and works fulltime as Sales Manager for Aeroflot Russian Airlines in Norway. Since 2010 Gonzalo has been our man in Scandinavia, he has an extensive network of contacts in the travel industry and promotes the company throughout the country and region. On his free time he loves to read about geography, travels, journeys and history; although his biggest interests are basketball, diving and listening to The Ramones (apparently he has seen them live 17 times!) Rune V. Harritshøj Denmark & Sweden Representative Rune is a correspondent for the Danish press in South America stationed in Buenos Aires since 1999. He has a broad travel-experience both as a journalist throughout South America but also as a tour-guide for Danish groups in the region. He has a degree in Journalism from Denmark and a master in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has travelled a lot in Australia, Europe and all of the Americas. Rune is the author of the most read guidebook about Argentina & Chile, published in 2016 by the mayor Danish editorial, Politikens Forlag. Priscila Mills Australia & New Zealand Representative Priscila is passionate about traveling, yoga, cycling, Nature lover and food/wine expert. She is a marketing specialist and majored in Social Communication. Priscila works with Manu at ALCHEMY DMC as a Sales Partner in New Zealand/Australia, specializing on developing new business between both countries Alexander Belov Russia & Eastern Countries Respresentative Alexander is a partner of ALCHEMY DMC since 2014 and is responsible for the huge Russian-speaking market. He holds a degree in Economics from Moscow State University and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Proud of his Russian heritage, Alexander believes in the enriching power of cultural exchange and communication between the nations. A devout opera lover Alexander have been to all major opera houses being Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires his favorites. Donovan Cochrane Worldview Donovan is a man with many wonderful traits however his standout ability to charm and interact with just about any personality is commendable. With his great sense of humor, Donovan is the kind of man everyone loves to love! He joined Worldview in 2014 as their General Manger and has proved to be an indispensable asset to the team. He has travelled extensively in his role at Worldview and have gained incredible knowledge and understanding of the destinations they represent. Donovan has an great flair for many sports including fishing, golf, tennis and mountain biking. He enjoys socializing with friends and travelling. Sergio Pizzagalli Founder & Managing Director Sergio is a passionate world traveler, fly-fishing lover, soccer devotee, foodie and natural born explorer. He is a connoisseur of all things remote, seeking out the most special experiences like challenging himself for discovering new remote areas in Argentina, fishing in the deepest Bolivian Jungle and spending time in North Korea. He may even be one of the only Argentineans who has stepped foot in this closed country! Sergio majored in Hotel Management and Economics at Buenos Aires University and embarked on his career in the hospitality industry at top hotels such as the Four Seasons Buenos Aires. Sergio spent many years travelling, learning and working in the travel industry before settling back in Argentina, living in Norway, Ireland and Spain during this time. Back in his home town of Buenos Aires, Sergio founded INFOBA DMC Argentina with his best friend Tomas almost 14 years ago and since then their company has gone from strength to strength, growing into a renowned DMC company, developing unique travel and event concepts. Some years ago, they created the ALCHEMY High-End Travel Experiences brand, which was designed to partner with travel professionals from the luxury arena, providing truly individual experiences. From here, they have grown their diverse range of products and events and are excited to be launching the entire company as ALCHEMY DMC and building the ALCHEMY Group of Companies from this. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Destino Argentina, an association that promotes luxury travel in Argentina. The future holds incredibly exciting things and new projects for all things! Sergio is your archetypical Argentinean in that he is crazy about welcoming people to his country and to his home, especially if there’s meat and wine involved! Sergio loves to host an "asado" and if you play your cards right, you may end up with an extra-special invite to join him! If ever meeting Sergio, we have one key piece of advice – If you don’t believe that The Ramones are the best rock band ever, best stay away from discussing music at all! Tomás Ratti Co-Founder Programmer and graphic designer, web developer and hard-worker with more than 20 years of experience on the Internet business. As a developer he makes inventory control, product and online sales systems, access and accreditation apps, focusing his experience on incentive trips and congresses. Loves to travel around Argentina destinations and enjoys family vacations. Veronica Deges MICE Manager Veronica enjoys designing and operating challenging and out of the box luxury programs- focusing mainly on incentive trips and meetings. She loves discovering unknown getaways around her home country Argentina. Veronica spends her free time with family and friends, and enjoys painting mandalas, reading and maintaining her small but charming garden. Melina Russo Business Development Manager Melina is pure Sagittarius: positive, curious and energetic. She loves living outdoors, admiring different landscapes and cultures. She majored in Tourism, and has worked in the business ever since. She started her career in El Calafate, Patagonia and used that experience as her impulse. She never stopped ever since. She has visited most of the main destinations in Argentina and has a comprehensive knowledge of the country and its possibilities. Always focused in B2B market, she has been part of the company for 7 years, in the MICE and Leisure divisions. Anabella Savall Leisure Travel Consultant Since she was young, her curiosity to know different cultures led her to visit several countries in America, Asia and Europe. When she travels she loves being surrounded by nature and make new friends on the go. Interested in everything and everyone, Anabella likes cats, food, progressive metal, yoga and mountaineering. She is a very adaptable person with great sense of humor; always on the lookout for new experiences and challenges. Her favorite quote is “No tomorrow” Mariel Pagella Head of Leisure Mariel has been a part of ALCHEMY DMC since the beginning of her professional career, when she majored in Tourism, and is now a member of the Leisure Division. She is fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything she wants to see. Mariel loves music and art, but her true passion is contemporary dance, and she is a proud River Plate fan. Valeria Berwick MICE Department For the past 20 years Valeria has worked in areas related to Tourism and Events, starting in her early days as a flight attendant, later organizing Congresses on Education, and finally specializing in Inbound services for FITs and Groups. At ALCHEMY DMC she is part of the MICE Department, quoting and operating groups from all over the world. Valeria loves gardening and spending time with her family and friends, and has travelled extensively both in Argentina and abroad. Jorge Orozco MICE Department Jorge has been working in the travel industry for the last 15 years, he started working at a 5 diamond hotel in Cancun, and then he discovered the incentives world. He loves to travel, and the part that he enjoys the most is the planning process, this is why he finds his job so pleasant. Jorge was born in Mexico City and lived in Cancun for several years, he decided to move to Buenos Aires in 2016, and he really loves the "porteño" life! Romina Berro Leisure Travel Consultant Romina is an enthusiastic and determined person, avid bike rider and makeup artist. She is a passionate traveler who likes to discover the history and culture in every new city she sets foot in. With her adventurous spirit she has explored Argentina extensively from North to South. Shortly after obtaining her degree in Tourism, Romina found the opportunity to grow professionally doing what she is passionate about at ALCHEMY DMC. Ariana Pugliese Leisure Travel Consultant Ariana has a degree on tourism and hotel management. She chose this profession in order to help people planning their trips as she considers that travelling is the best way to invest time and get to know the different cultures. In her leisure time she likes doing exercise and studying new languages Adrian Leiva MICE & Groups Department Adrian was born in the city of Buenos Aires and is passionate about traveling and discovering new cultures. Surrounded by his loving family and close friends, he could not imagine his life without them by his side. Very fond of playing sports, listening to music and supporting the River Plate football team. With more than 20 years in the tourism industry, he joined ALCHEMY to continue both learning and incorporating new experiences, contributing to the company with his “know-how”. Norberto Barreiro Operations Department Norberto loves to travel and explore all kind of cultures, his favorite food is Mexican and enjoys listening to music all day long. He was born in Buenos Aires and moved to Cancun, Mexico when he was 19, where he lived for 10 years, working in the Travel and Hotel industry. In 2018 he joined ALCHEMY DMC as part of the Operations Department. Marisol Colaleo Operations Supervisor Marisol was born in Buenos Aires and studied Tourism, is a traveler and food snob. She loves animals and Nature. She has travelled in Argentina discovering and enjoying the captivating landscapes of her country. Marisol has been working in Tourism for more than 8 years and is part of the Operations Department at ALCHEMY DMC since 2015. Julian Mole Operations Supervisor With a degree in Tourism, Julian has been working in the industry for the past 10 years. Bon vivant, lover of fine cuisine and avant garde cocktails, he enjoys travelling to international destinations, getting to know new places and cultures. He is currently working as the Operations Manager at ALCHEMY DMC. Victoria Ontanilla Product Department Victoria is passionate about travel and cultural exchange with foreigners. Born in Mendoza, where she grew up and studied Tourism, her impulsive personality brought her to Buenos Aires eight years ago, when she came to a Coldplay concert and stayed forever! Her favorite hobbies are dance and theater, and in her free time Victoria likes discovering new places and things to do. As part of the Product Department, she puts all her energy into finding the best activities in Argentina. Estanislao Lamanna Graphic Department Estanislao (also known as "Estani") is the head of the Graphic Department, handling both Print & Online requirements. Funny and creative, but not least responsible, he assures both colleagues and clients the best outcome for all of their needs. A part of the ALCHEMY DMC family since 2012, he has a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Buenos Aires. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, singing and partying! Valeria Canelo Graphic Department Valeria studied History and Graphic Design, and participated in workshops of graphics exploration tools. She is restless by nature and is continually seeking inspiration for her work; she loves to visit museums, old hidden Bodegones and to connect with the locals at the places she visits with her family. Her favorite hobbies are hand painting with Fileteado Porteño and dance. As part of the Graphic Department she pours all her energy into highlighting the best of Argentina! Maria Druetta International Sales Executive Maria works in the Outbound Department since 2008. She studied to be a Teacher and after travelling within Argentina and abroad, and also living abroad for several years, she decided to pour all her expertise and passion into Tourism. Fanatic of San Martin Club rugby team and always following River Plate football team, every Sunday Maria enjoys the folklore experienced at the Stadium. Hugo Naccarato IT Department Hugo loves travelling, specially the mountain regions and driving along Argentine routes; camping, fishing and spending time Outdoors. His other passion is technology and its advances, and at ALCHEMY DMC Hugo is in charge of the Systems division, creating new platforms that complement the multiple services the company offers. Nadia Ruiz Administration Nadia has a Bachelor's degree in Administration and is also studying to be an Accountant at the University of Buenos Aires. She loves to travel, spend time with friends, animals and punk rock. She started working at ALCHEMY DMC Argentina 10 years ago, has learnt and grown year after year with the company, and is now in charge of the Administrative Department. Valeria Ignacio Administration Valeria is a quiet and disciplined member of the Administrative Department of ALCHEMY DMC, where she has worked for the past 3 years. She loves meeting new people and establishing lasting relationships. Travelling and photography are her favorite ways of spending her free time. Miroslava Brito Administration Miroslava is a dreamer and entrepreneur, she loves to explore and discover new places, cultures and customs. That is the reason why she is in Argentina today working as an administrative assistant at ALCHEMY DMC. She is characterized for being a happy, empathic, proactive person who works in an organized and responsible way. Marta Pereyra Head Guide Marta has always been a seeker of new horizons. In the early years after she has got married, she devoted her time to care for her home and her two sons. She has always been passionate about cooking, so after her sons grew up she decided to follow her passion. She chose a career as a Chef and achieved a degree in Gastronomic Events Organization. She then ran her own Catering Service Company for 5 years. Eleven years ago she joined the staff of ALCHEMY DMC . She became so involved showing people the country she is so proud of that she began a new career as a Tour Guide which she continues to do at the present time. Florencia Clar MICE Department Florencia has a passion for literature, shopping, traveling and gourmet food. She majored in Social Psychology and as a Professional Meeting Planner. She has worked in the Travel industry, mainly focused on corporate groups and events, for more than 15 years while she gained a broad experience on meeting planning and Pharma industry. Ana Paula Solanas MICE Department Ana loves traveling, making new friends around the world, the Outdoors and is a passionate runner. She majored in Tourism & Hotel Administration and has worked many years quoting incentive groups and individual travelers, and is an expert in Buenos Aires Venues and Excursions. At ALCHEMY DMC she works in the MICE Department developing unique inventive programs. Esteban Ratti Graphic Department Esteban hails from Buenos Aires. He handles all things Branding, working closely with the Graphic Department in all aspects from design to manufacturing to final placement (he is not shy about tying ropes and securing flag banners on a windy day). From an early age he took an interest in all things creative, especially art, lately working with advertising agencies producing storyboards and concept art for TV commercials. This experience helped him develop an eye for producing high quality work and assisting clients in meeting their needs. On his spare time he enjoys learning about foreign languages and cultures, drinking good coffee and listening to cool tunes from the best rock artists both local and from abroad. Alejando Millar ALCHEMY DMC Chile Acoount Executive Alejandro is a passionate soccer fan and practiced Judo for many years. He loves his work and his beginnings were in a wholesale tour operator focused on receiving the first cruises that arrived in Chile in the early 80's. He worked there for almost 10 years and then moved to Operations Manager in a tour operator based in Latin America, where he worked for 6 years. Nowadays he is working for ALCHEMY DMC Chile. Anibal Echenique ALCHEMY DMC Chile Account Executive From the very beginning Anibal knew that he loved helping people in so many different ways. He started helping his suburb square to becoming a playable place for those avid for sports. He is a former basketball and volleyball player, and he loves to play “fútbol” every weekend. Anibal started working in hotels in Montevideo, where he was born, and became Sous Chef at both hotels and English-Spanish translator from Oxford University before he went to explore Brazil & Argentina for a while. Nowadays, happy to be part of MICE Dept. on ALCHEMY DMC, he brings together his passion for work while cooking for slums children’s on a help center some weekends. Brenda Alt ALCHEMY DMC Peru Account Executive Initially a communications specialist and TV journalist, Brenda travelled extensively around Peru for more than two years, showcasing many of the country's most remote and beautiful locations. Based on that experience, she decided to specialize entirely on Inbound tourism, an activity she has dedicated exclusively to for more than 14 years. As Operations Manager at ALCHEMY DMC Peru, her current work involves setting up custom tour packages that allow visitors, on holidays or business, to take full advantage of their trip. Eduardo Alt ALCHEMY DMC Peru Office Manager Eduardo, a specialist in marketing and tourism communications, founded and directed the first tourism weekly,trade oriented, newspaper in Peru, a medium that, over time, evolved into a daily bulletin becoming considered among the most important tourism media in South America. In more than 25 years in the area, organized workshops and fairs, both nationally and internationally, to promote the activity among professionals in the sector. Passionate about tourism, the design of new products and services, as well as the quality of service, he is in charge of the helm of ALCHEMY DMC Peru to ensure the best experience for customers during their stay in the country. Federico Benitez Administration Federico is the newest addition to the ALCHEMY DMC roster, combining his passion for high-end experiences with his Marketing studies. He is one more of the bunch who loves learn something step by step every day. In his spare time, he enjoys running and a good book, but his real passion is travelling as much as he can. Emanuel Scher Australia & New Zealand Representative Emanuel loves traveling the world, is a soccer passionate, cinema enthusiastic and Nature lover. He is a natural born Entrepreneur and mastered Chef. He works with ALCHEMY DMC as a Sales Partner in New Zealand/Australia and also as the Account Executive for the local clients. Eugenia Apalodimas MICE Department Eugenia has been working in the travel industry for more than 10 years. Her curiosity took her to travel all over the world and to improve her career. She loves spending time with her family, a good Malbec and cooking for her family and friends. Alejandra Lippi MICE Department Alejandra decided at the age of 15 she wanted to be a professional in Tourism, and she’s dedicated 8 years to her academic growth. She started working professionally in the Industry in 2006 and has a 10 year experience in MICE. She loves the challenge of big groups and events logistics and enjoys seeing the faces of our guests when we blow their minds. Alejandra loves reading, cooking and singing, and she spends her free time between her family & friends, an amateur choir, and her outings in the city. Nelson Galdeman IT Department Since he was a child, Nelson has been an adrenaline lover. He likes every single activity that involves risks and extreme sports. Also, he has been working in the IT industry for the past 10 years. As a computer science enthusiast he joined ALCHEMY DMC IT Department. Veronica Sanchez Product Manager Veronica works behind the scenes together with the Sales team, loading rates and finding the best options for our customers. In the past she worked many years in Events and is now specializing in the Product area. She loves spending time with her family and travelling with them; going to the cinema and sports. Luis Camacho Administration He comes from Venezuela; he is a cheerful, proactive, collaborative and responsible guy. He likes knowing new cultures and tastes all the food they have, that’s why he is in Argentina currently working in the administration department of ALCHEMY DMC. Gabriela Villagra Leisure Travel Consultant From a very young age, Gabriela knew that tourism was the path that she wanted to follow. Her desire to learn and discover has taken her all over Argentina as well as other choice destinations across the globe. She's always on the lookout for the next new experience. Today, after having spent 22 years in the tourism industry, Gabriela's passion remains intact and her desire to take on new challenges continues. When she's not planning her next trip, she enjoys playing with her little girl, and she dedicates as much time as she can to spending quality time with friends and family. Sebastian Caldano Back Office Manager Sebastian has a degree in Accounting and a passionate soccer and rugby fan, playing alongside Tomas and Sergio in their local rugby club. He loves all kinds of outdoor activities, especially enjoying the lovely beaches of Necochea with his family in his spare time. Mayra de Luca Leisure Travel Consultant Mayra was born in Argentina and grew up in Buenos Aires. She has been travelling around Argentina since she was a child. She decided that she needed to add a new side to her career (she had already earned a diploma in Tourism), so she enrolled in accounting studies, which is great because dealing with numbers is a huge part of her job! When she is not entertained with clients, she enjoys being a personal fitness coach. She believes that having balance in life allows training your mind and your body. Celeste Spacech Leisure Travel Consultant Celeste is a travelling lover, she started her career working as a tour guide and has great experiences doing it. She thinks that Argentina has the most stunning landscapes, specially beautiful mountains. She loves nature and local food. Her hobbies are trekking, biking, visiting fairs and practicing yoga. She loves spend time with friends, boyfriend and family. Maria Gallego Leisure Travel Consultant Maria's trips are all about outdoor activities, long treks and drink some mates in outstanding landscapes. She travelled widely through Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia; but her favourite destination will always be Argentina. She loves its food, music and culture and always encourages people to visit it when she meets fellow travellers abroad. In her free time she loves gathering with friends and family, singing, playing the guitar and have a cold beer at a brewery. Anabel Ramos Operations Department Anabel is a graduated Graphic Designer and professional Photographer. She has a curious mind and strives to learn and explore new things that feed her creativity. She has a very determined sence of responsibility. When she travels, she likes to go to those not known places and enjoy the tranquility of a landscape for herself. Santiago Reina Leisure Manager Santiago was born in Buenos Aires, and ever since he was young, he has developed a passion for Geography and Travel. Being very enthusiastic, he decided to join both of his passions together making a career in Tourism. He has been working in this industry for 12 years so far. He loves challenges, and so, he joined ALCHEMY DMC Argentina to lead the Leisure Team. Also, a big fan of travelling and spending time with his family and friends. On top of all that, he can’t imagine his life without music, but his favorite hobby is attending River Plate’s football matches. Ana Eva Cuello Leisure Travel Consultant From an early age, she enjoyed travelling. She is particularly interested in history, arts and architecture. Her eagerness to discover new places, took her to different trips through Argentina and Europe. Ana Eva is passionate about nature; she is especially fond of horses and cats. In her free time she volunteers for different social causes. Her innate senses of service and responsibility inspire her to be both patient and meticulous. Belen Maestrojuan MICE & Groups Department Maria Belen has a degree in Tourism and Hotel Management and has been lucky enough to work in major hospitality companies in Argentina which formed her throughout her career. Curious and detail orientated, she loves to discover small spaces filled with charm, especially in her home city Buenos Aires. A Lover of yoga, she loves having coffee with friends and share barbecues with her growing family. Lucila Verzoub MICE & Groups Department Lucila loves to travel and get to know new people and cultures. She has traveled around the world since she was born. Bringing the experience of being a part of the MICE industry for the last 5 years, and always looking for new challenges. In her free time, she loves baking and spending time with friends and family. Anabella Rosito Operations Department Anabella studied Tourism and Hospitality at University of Salvador. She loves traveling and meeting people from other cultures, and visiting new places. She is a quiet and curious person with a lot of desire to learn all the time. She is also very responsible and orderly. In her free time she studies English and Portuguese and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Melina Smigliani MICE & Groups Department Melina graduated in Tourism 10 years ago, and since then she has grown professionally in the field. Melina likes coffee and rock music, and loves spend time with her family and friends. Strong believer she has found her true vocation in the MICE industry, as an opportunity to create new unforgettable experiences for each person who comes to our country to live a memorable moment, which pleases her very much. Patricio Piuma Leisure Travel Consultant Patricio is a simple and honest person, born in Buenos Aires. With a Tourism Degree, he has been working for 20 years in the industry. He has visited most of the main destinations in Argentina & Chile and has traveled several times to Europe. Dedicated fan of his family, close friends, AC/DC music, and the San Lorenzo de Almagro football team. Veronica Penel Product Department Veronica is a simple and determined person born in Buenos Aires, who loves and enjoys outings with her family. Firm believer that the small details make a difference. She is the new member of the Product Department of ALCHEMY DMC. Chiara Mazzocchi Product Department Chiara enjoys travelling since she was a little girl, that´s why she studied tourism as it’s her passion!! She worked in the incoming department for over 20 years, getting to know Argentina and its amazing different landscapes and cultures, loves to hang around with friends and family in her free time. Did a break a couple of years to be a full time mother of 3. Now, back on the track with a lot of energy in charge of products and services, very enthusiastic to discover new experiences to offer! Fernando Colli Operations Department Fernando was born and raised in Buenos Aires. While studying his Tourism degree he spent a couple of winter seasons working in a ski resort in the US where he improved his English skills and learned snowboarding. Fernando loves travelling, music and sports, especially football. Meeting new people is also one of his preferred activities. Alvaro Cevallos Operations Department Born and raised in Ecuador, Alvaro came to Argentina in 2006 to study Hotel Management. After many years of living in Buenos Aires, he decided to make it his permanent residence. His personal motto of “Travel the world, Love the memories” made him travel around Argentina; to work and live in a ski resort in the USA, and even took him to Osaka, Japan for a 1 year university exchange program. He considers himself a cat lover, a foodie, a bookworm and an avid lapel pin collector. Victoria Galdeman Operations Department Victoria was born and raised in Buenos Aires. She has been studying Tourism the last few years, so it is her passion. She really enjoys travelling and getting to know new places. She is very outgoing and friendly but also responsible. In her free time she practices Kung Fu and Jiu-Jitsu, and she also goes to percussion classes. She always wants to learn new things. Lucia Hernandez Leisure Travel Consultant Lucia grew up in Quilmes and since little discovered her passion for traveling and learning about different cultures. That was her drive for studying Tourism and Hospitality at Universidad del Salvador. She loves roadtrips, prefers mountains, lakes and streams instead of beaches. Bariloche is her dream place in the world. She is very responsible and organized but also very creative. In her free time she enjoys painting and making handcrafts. It's a great way to connect with herself! Quinn Sarafolean VP of Sales Northeast Quinn is the latest addition to our sales team. He comes to EDPglobal after applying his business management skills with Fortune 500 retailers, Target, Lidl, and Wayfair. Quinn is delighted to make the transition to our industry where he can combine his passion for travel with his business and account management skills. Sol Navarro Operations Department Sol was born in Neuquén so, as a Patagonic, she loves Winter! She has a degree in tourism and is also a teacher. She loves traveling and prefers to visit big Cosmopolitan cities. As a Virgo, she is very attentive to everyone's needs and she will never do anything halfways, knowing that good things come to those who earn it. That is why she is a hard worker. Nicolás Cohen Operations Department Nicolás is a young hotel management and tourism student, born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Proactive, enthusiast, curious and joyful, he enjoys spending his spare time outdoors hiking Argentinean mountains and finding new paths to some of the most astonishing landscapes hidden in the Patagonia region. Driven by passion and amazed by the beauty of his country this twenty-two-year-old fitness fan delights his friends and family while cooking great asados. Moreover, service trips aiding local communities, getting to know new cultures and always seeking new adventures and experiences are his favorite ways to spend holidays and spare time. Juan Mazzella Administration Juan is a sports journalist, loves music, movies, technology, and soccer. He is also a big fan of mate and a very passionate amateur chef. Whenever he has the chance, he loves traveling, especially to beach destinations. From all the places he visited in his country, his favorite one is the city of Mar del Plata because it has the perfect combination of a beautiful city and gorgeous beaches. Carlos Melia Sales Partner United States LGBTQ+ Global Sales Partner Carlos Melia, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, now living in New York for the last 12 years. Citizen of the World, with over 28 years curating the world of luxury travel and lifestyle. He is a true alchemist and a referent in the travel industry. He has been a VIRTUOSO Specialist in the Art of Travel for more than 10 years. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Carlos teams up with ALCHEMY DMC as our Sales Partner for the United States region and Global Sales Parner for the LGBTQ+ segment. Yanina Eisbruch Leisure Supervisor Yanina is passionate about travel, since she was a child she dreamed of having this profession and has been leading this great adventure for more than 15 years. She has a Hotel Management degree. She started her career working for 5 years traveling the world aboard large and luxurious Cruise Ships what made she understood the importance of high quality of service. After that she specialized in the Management and Operations for Incoming Tourism and MICE in a Multinational Company. She loves her job and enjoy free time with family and friends. Planning vacations and relaxing on the beach are her favorite but she also enjoy very much being at the Mountains admiring outstanding landscapes, whenever a trip ends she is always planning the following one. Santiago Acosta Leisure Travel Consultant Santiago is a curious and adventurous person, mountain and trekking lover. Since he was a child, Santiago travel to different destinations inside Argentina. In this trips he was able to develop a great passion for the natural and cultural resources of his country. He loves practicing sports such as swimming or biking, and he is a big fan of Banfield, his soccer team. His goal with this opportunity in ALCHEMY DMC is to help people find the best experiences in each place and he wants passengers to love Argentina as much as he does.