Meet the team

Mr T as Baracus

I am a warrior but I'm not great on planes
Mélanie, Founder and CEO
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
A ‘temazcal’ is a Mexican spiritual steam room. The idea is to purify the body and mind, and test your mental resistance to harsh conditions. The session I attended took place in complete darkness, in the middle of the woods at night time.

I know where there's a will, there's a way...
Paul, Non-Executive Director
CARLYMy memorable cultural experience:
As a young man spending an entire month guiding over 150 senior level international executives from over 30 different cultures through the history, poetry, music and beauty of the Grampian highlands, in Scotland, whilst also immersing them all in the mystery and craft of producing malt whisky....what an experience and what a job!

A proud froggy who helps the team move along and provides some laughs and songs throughout the day
Julia, Account Director
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Going for a walk with sunglasses on at 1am in Norway. I travelled there in May and knew midnight sun was spectacular, but I never expected that I would have to wear sunglasses. The view from the Fløyen is truly inspiring.
Dora Yana

Dreaming of travelling and always looking forward to the next trip
Yana, Director of Growth and Development
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Going to India on a yoga retreat, living on the beach in a bamboo bungalow without any windows, thin walls, no roof to the bathroom and sleeping under a net. An experience out of this world!
Tinker Bruce

Failure has a thousand explanations. Success doesn't need one.
Bruce, Finance Manager
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Attending a Hindu festival in Sri Lanka at the age of seven and watching people barefoot walking across a pit filled with glowing charcoal in honour of the Hindu goddess Draupadi Amman.
Leopold Anna

Let's all get along!
Anna, Bookkeeper
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
As a tourist in Venice during the Venetian Carnival – the most charming time to visit – I was astonished by the grandiosity of all the costumes, colours and music. There, my friends and I met a local who was originally from Russia. He invited us on a gondola ride along the Grand Canal after sunset, where we learned all there is to know about the history of this celebration!
Alice in Wonderland

I give myself good advice, but I seldom follow it
Marine, New Business Manager
MELMy memorable cultural experience:
Driving in a campervan along the Great Ocean Road in Australia, and waking up at sunrise in a field surrounded by kangaroos. It probably doesn't get any more cliché than this, but it was a surreal experience!
JOY Gaia

Believe you can and you’re halfway there
Gaia, Project Manager
MEL My memorable cultural experience:
Dancing to live Irish music in a typical Dublin dance club. The club’s regular attendees taught me the moves. I was impressed by their welcoming and engaging manners. By the end of the soirée, I was able to master quite a few steps. Discovering this facet of Irish culture was absolutely amazing and fun too!
Giulia Roberts

Creativity is intelligence having fun. That's why I wear funky socks!
Giulia, Project Manager
My memorable cultural experience:
During a trip to Ireland with a friend we decided to visit the lovely fishing town of Howth. When we got to the village, it started pouring rain while we were hiking on the headland. Despite the mud and the wind, I will always treasure the breathtaking views seen on top of those cliffs during that adventure shared with one of my best friends.
Bridget Jones Anna

I like you very much, just as you are
Anna-Ruth, Account Manager
My memorable cultural experience:
My most memorable cultural experience was working for the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. Here, I learnt so much about Brazilian hospitality, culture, lifestyle, and of course Samba!
Eu tenho saudades do Brasil!
Dory Madeleine

Just keep swimming!
Madeleine, Project Manager
My memorable cultural experience:
Camping for a week with a group of friends from all over the world along the beautiful beaches of the heel of Italy.
We learned with and from each other and were captivated at the sight of the most amazing sunsets up on the mountain after long, scenic hikes.
Velma Paola

Paola, Account Manager
My memorable cultural experience:
Travelling by ‘Jeepney’ in the Philippines. Dating back to the American era, the military jeeps have been converted into creatively decorated modes of public transport. Mine was called José and was fabulously red.
When I squeezed in between 20 passengers (and some chickens) I was in for a treat, as we soon left the smog of the city behind and passed through the stunning local countryside.
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