The Team

Here meet the team who bring heart and soul into Vale das Lobas

Anthony Graham Conway

Anthony Graham Conway

CEO and Co-Founder

30 years experience as a homeopath, psychotherapist, environmentalist and teacher, with a profound understanding of the root causes of modern illnesses, and what must be done on a personal and environmental level.

Elizabeth Mae Smith

Elizabeth Mae Smith

Inspirer and Co-Founder

Yoga, meditation and natural medicine practitioner and teacher. Artist and writer, currently completing “My Soul is Pink” – a  book that charts the founding of Vale das Lobas as a personal journey of self discovery.  

Skippy

Skippy

Captain

In many ancient mythologies, the hound is a messenger between the realms, a gate keeper for the souls journey,  and a guide who selflessly points the way for others.

Dino Schmitz

Dino Schmitz

Director

More than 10 years of experience in distribution, supply chain and operations management; extensive knowledge of project management; experience in leadership positions; broad language skills.

Céu Rodrigues

Céu Rodrigues

Communications

Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian,   Céu is a core member of the marketing team, helping to bring the message to the local and international community.

Patricia Marques

Patricia Marques

Fiscalização

Patricia is a civil engineer with much experience in the construction industry. She performs her role as Fiscalização with humour and professionalism, keeping the building projects running smoothly.

Dr Antonio Silva

Dr Antonio Silva

Finance

Dr Silva has considerable experience with the management of tourism and agriculture  investments, and is involved in co-ordinating with the regional and central government.

José da Cruz

José da Cruz

Logistics & Transport

Snr José da Cruz is an olive and vine grower, farmer, and village elder. He and his family provide generous local support, in logistics and co-ordinating with the village community.

Rui Araujo

Rui Araujo

Art Restoration

A master Craftsman in Sacred Art Restoration. With his team at Capitellum, Rui will restore the Capela de Girões and the ornamental ceilings in the Solar de Girões. 

Chan & Diana

Chan & Diana

Co-ordination

Chan & Diana are the co-ordinators for an area of Vale das Lobas called Shambalha, where volunteers and interns are based during their work stay.

Andrew Kennard

Andrew Kennard

Accounts

Institute of Chartered Accountants in UK (ACA); Portuguese Statutory Auditor (ROC); and Portuguese Association of Accounting Technicians (OCC).