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 (US Ed) A-List: World's Top Travel Agents PhocusWright's 2010 Top 35 Travel Professionals|
|Interests:||Local Wine and Cuisine, Spa, Beaches, City Sightseeing, Sailing, Sea and Adventure Sports, UNESCO World Heritage|
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, Sales and Business Development|
|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|
Marina has a passion for traveling and experiencing new places. She has enjoyed the opportunity to explore many different countries including Greece, Turkey, Italy, Egypt & Jordan since a young child. Applying her love for history, cultures, and foreign cuisine, she now gets to work with clients to create a personal travel experience and life-long memories.
|Position:||Senior Manager, Sales and Client Services|
|I am From:||Atlanta, Georgia USA|
|Education:||BS in Communications with Marketing Minor, WCU|
|Awards:||Travel Agent Magazine's Top 35Under30 Agents 2011|
|Interests:||Traveling, Reading, History, Food and Wine, Photography, Outdoors, Languages|
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, Sales and Client Services|
|I am From:||Montreal, Quebec Canada|
|Education:||S.T.E Tourism School, Athens, Greece|
|Interests:||Traveling, Reading, Movies and Theatre, City Sightseeing|
John has been travelling ever since he could remember and always had a passion for the Mediterranean. His love of Greece made him relocate to Athens where he has been living for the past 8 years. Based on his personal experiences, he strives to offer each of his clients with a vacation that will leave great impressions in addition to everlasting memories. Whether the goal is relaxation, beach, food and wine, history and archeology, John believes that each trip is an important investment that needs to be maximized to the fullest!
|Position:||Manager, Sales and Client Services|
|I am From:||Easton, Pennsylvania|
|Education:||B.S. Marketing and International Business, Penn State University|
|Interests:||Travelling, Local Culture and Traditions, History, Food and Wine|
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:||Operations Travel Specialist|
|I am From:||Michigan, Detroit USA|
|Education:||B.S. Business Management and Advanced Security Management, New York University|
|Interests:||Traveling, Dancing, Hiking, Movies, and Learning New Languages|
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:||Marketing & Social Media|
|I am From:||Tirana, Albania|
|Education:||B.S. International Business with Management Minor, SUNY|
|Interests:||Traveling, Photography, Movies, Soccer and Cycling|
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 Travel Coordinator|
|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 and Wine|
Ricardo Cortez Gilbert
Ricardo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and raised in Athens, Greece. His love of travel started when studying Italian in Florence at the age of 16 and traveled extensively to Central and Northern Italy. Ricardo is excited to be a part of a company that can encourage him to travel and discover new places and contribute as much as possible so, clients can have the ability to live an unforgettable experience through their trips.
|Position:||Sales and Data Assistant|
|I am From:||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Education:||BA in Economics, the American College of Greece|
|Interests:||Traveling, Movies and Theatre, Local Culture, Languages|