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Mina Agnos

Mina is a life-long traveler and is included in Travel + Leisure’s A-List: World's Top Travel Agents. Her passion to travel compelled her in 2001 to co-found Travelive, a company in which personalized travel experiences are created based on guest preferences and expectations. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, hand selecting hotels, meeting local representatives, and amassing the top local guides; assembling exceptional lifetime experiences for Travelive guests.

Position: Co-Founder and President
I am From: Kansas City, Missouri USA
Education: MA in Tourism Management, New York University
Honors & Awards: Travel+Leisure World's Top Travel Agent since 2011
PhocusWright's 2010 Top 35 Travel Professionals
Interests: Local Wine & Cuisine, Spa, Beaches, City Sightseeing, Sailing, Sea & Adventure Sports, UNESCO World Heritage

Sonia Athan

Sonia's adoration for the Mediterranean is contagious and she recently moved back to Greece for the second time! Born and raised in Miami, Florida and holding many key positions with five star travel companies, such as Signature Travel Network, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Sonia is passionate about crafting truly exceptional and memorable experiences for her retail agency partners around the globe.

Position: Vice President, Agencies
I am From: Miami, Florida USA
Education: BA in Telecommunications & Advertising, University of Florida
Interests: Traveling to parts unknown, weekends on the beach, local cuisine, spending time with family, a good bottle of wine, laughing with friends, reading, sports, keeping healthy.

Renata Ferreira da Silva

Renata brought to Travelive extensively experience and passion for travel. She is a dynamic professional with over 15 years in the luxury travel industry. Her passion is to assist travelers with their dream travel experience, by designing unique and fully customized vacations and honeymoons. Following her own dreams and desires she has traveled throughout North and South America, Pacific Island, Australia, China and Europe.

Position: Sales and Product Development Manager
I am From: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Education: BS in Travel Administration, University Anhembi Morumbi
Interests: Art, History & Culture, Food & Wine, Music

Faye Mantzari

Faye was born in Canada and moved to Europe at a young age.  She has been in the travel industry for over 10 years having management positions in several 5 star Hotels. Up till now she was in the position of making people holidays special on site. Now, at Travelive, she has the opportunity to create the experience and share the “little secrets” with clients in order to create unique travel experiences. Her goal is to make each vacation an unforgettable one!

Position: Manager, Travel Sales
I am From: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Education: S.T.E Tourism School, Athens, Greece
Interests: Traveling, Reading, Movies & Theatre, City Sightseeing

Mario Janku

Since he can remember, Mario was fascinated with globes and maps, curious to discover every inch of the world. Soaking up new cultures, visiting historical sites and meeting many new people along the way are just a few of the things that he loves. His journeys throughout Greece, Turkey and, most recently, Italy, have filled him with the desire to visit inspiring destinations with great historical background. Mario is excited to be part of a company that allows him to explore his passion for travel and adventure.

Position: Project Manager
I am From: Tirana, Albania
Education: B.S. International Business with Management Minor, SUNY
Interests: Traveling, Photography, Movies, Soccer & Cycling

Nicola Comunian

Nico was born and raised on the island of Sardinia in Italy, before moving to the United States and the United Kingdom to complete his college education and start his career. He has traveled extensively throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe, both for pleasure, as well as managing groups. He brings to the company his knowledge of our travel destinations, as well as his passion for his clients and his determination to make their vacation dreams become a wonderful reality.

Position: Manager, Travel Sales
I am From: Oristano, Sardinia, Italy
Education: MA in Tourism, Environment, and Development, King's College of London
Interests: Sustainable Tourism, UNESCO World Heritage, Local Wine & Cuisine, Exotic Beaches, Cityscapes, Foreign Cultures and Languages, Sailing

Jeanne Amrein

A citizen of the world, Jeanne lives to meet new people and discover new places. Some of her favorite places are Turkey, Italy, France, Peru and Argentina. Finally, she has settled in one place and is happy to call Greece home. With a diverse career in international relations and customer service, Jeanne is dedicated to creating once in a lifetime experiences for her clients.  She is excited to share her enthusiasm for beautiful landscapes, wine and delicious food paired with history and culture.

Position: Travel Consultant, Travel Agencies
I am From: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Education: BA in International Relations, Xavier University, MPA Monterey Institute of International Studies
Interests: Traveling, Running, Wine, Cooking, Reading, Coffee with Friends

Harry Klonaridis

Born in Belgium, raised by a Belgian mother and a Greek father in Uganda, he feels like a global citizen. Since he can remember, he has travelled to many different countries with his family and experienced very different cultures. He has always been fascinated by what each location has to offer from food, history, local customs and more. Moved to Athens, Greece to complete his higher education then moved to Tanzania to begin his career. However 3 years later, Greece pulled him back and now he feels confident in saying that he is at home and pursuing a career he is passionate about.

Position: Travel Consultant
I am From: Liege, Belgium
Education: B.Sc in Business Administration with a major in Operations Management, The American College of Greece.
Interests: Traveling, Local Cuisine, Fitness, Movies, Cultures, Sightseeing, Reading

Panos Anninos

Born in Greece and raised around the world, Panos describes himself as a citizen of the world. He completed high school and earned a bachelor's degree in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a master's degree in the United Kingdom. His professional life included stints in various countries including Australia, China and Greece. His passion is to support travelers in fulfilling their vacation dreams as well as creating experiences that will always be remembered!

Position: Travel Sales Coordinator
I am From: Kefalonia, Greece
Education: Masters in International Business with Intercultural Communication
Interests: Traveling, exploring different cultures, swimming, tennis, football

Anastasia Antonopoulou

Shaped and influenced by her family, travels and studies, Anastasia has a great passion and curiosity for life and exploration. Born in Seattle and having grown up in Athens, Anastasia also lived in London, Milan and New York, experiences which sparked her inquisitive nature and desire to constantly discover new cultures and places. Having traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe, she is eager to share her first-hand experiences and knowledge with clients!

Position: Travel Sales Coordinator
I am From: Seattle, Washington - USA
Education: BSc in Business Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, Masters in Fashion Buying, Istituto Marangoni
Interests: Traveling, Reading, Sightseeing, Dancing, Local Culture, Food & Wine, Exotic Beaches

Isidora Makrinos

Born and raised in Michigan, U.S.A, Isidora always loved to travel to Greece, especially due to her Greek descent. Hence as she finished school there, her 'first class' ticket to Greece was her studies. Travelive gave her the opportunity to combine both her organizational and management skills, along with her passion for traveling into providing the best customer service.

Position: Travel Operations Manager
I am From: Michigan, Detroit USA
Education: B.S. Business Management and Advanced Security Management, New York University
Interests: Traveling, Dancing, Hiking, Movies, & Learning New Languages

Argiris Hios

Argiris has over 10 years experience in the travel industry working in tour operators, managing tourist itineraries and organizing travel packages while traveling throughout Greece and Europe. His studies in tourism management enable him to provide excellent service while his passion for traveling provides him with extensive local knowledge. Being a part of Travelive he enjoys making the best arrangements and offering memorable travel experiences.

Position: Travel Operations Manager
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education: Diploma in Tourism Management, Tourism Business Administration
Interests: Traveling, Sport Activities, Cooking, History, Local Culture

Danae Pigounaki

Danae was born and raised in Montreal Canada and been living in Greece the past years. Her passion and love for traveling made her enter this industry at a young age. With over 10 years of experience in luxurious hotels and with personal travel experience to destinations all over the globe, at Travelive she has the opportunity to make each trip a "dream trip".

Position: Operations Specialist
I am From: Montreal, Quebec - Canada
Education: Certificate in Tourism, Concordia University - Canada
Interests: Music, Traveling, Arts

Odysseas Thomassin

Odysseas was born and raised in Athens, Greece and has travelled extensively throughout Greece as well as many destinations in the Mediterranean including Italy, Spain, France and Morocco. A dedicated traveler, Odysseas always seeks new destinations to discover. Main areas of interest include food and wine, sports, and local customs. At Travelive, Odysseas helps create fantastic trip plans for all interested travelers.

Position: Operations Specialist
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education: HND in Travel and Tourism Management, Bachelor in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
Interests: Traveling, Movies, History, Sport Activities, Food & Wine

Elena Stoufopoulou

Elena always loved the American lifestyle and so started at an American College. She has a passion for traveling and discovering new places, cultures and languages. Through Travelive she has the ability to combine her organizational skills with her love to travel, in order to prepare the best travel packages to our clients.

Position: Operations Coordinator
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education: BA in Busienss Administration, BCA Business Collge of Athens
Interests: Traveling, Local Culture, Dancing, Movies & Languages

Ioannis Aliazis

Being naturally inquisitive, Ioannis has been fascinated with computers from an early age and ended up studying this subject in the UK for 4 years. An avid internet geek as well as outdoorsman, he has also travelled to Italy, Monaco, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands and the US. He brings over 10 years of experience in web development to help drive Travelive's online presence into the future.

Position: Head of IT & Web Development
I am From: Athens, Greece
Education: BSc Computer Science, MSc Website Design & Development at the University of Hull - England
Interests: Freediving, Paintball, Hiking, Social Media, Reading, Film

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