The Team

 

Anthony Graham Conway

Anthony Graham Conway

Co-Founder of Vale das Lobas.

Teacher, Writer, Innovator, Visionary, Practitioner of Natural, Holistic & Planetary Medicine.

I have worked for more than thirty years in the field of Natural Medicine, as a homeopath, psychotherapist, group facilitator, supervisor and teacher. In 2008, my partner Lizzie Mae and I decided to create a Well-Being and nature cure centre in Portugal. We have spent nine years developing this vision, and guiding it towards manifestation. Vale das Lobas will attract people from all over the world who are interested in regeneration, ecology, well-being and nature.

Elizabeth Mae Smith

Elizabeth Mae Smith

Co-Founder of Vale das Lobas.

Healer, Mother, Grandmother, Teacher, Writer and Artist.

I practice and teach yoga, meditation and natural medicine. I am an artist and a writer, currently completing a book about our experiences in the early stages of starting Vale das Lobas.  This book is a right of passage story about a woman who followed a dream, and the journey of self discovery that ensued. My special gift, in my healing and my writing practices, is to inspire others to find and trust their own intuitive wisdom.

Céu Rodrigues

Céu Rodrigues

Administration

Professora de ensino Básico, variante de Português/inglês como formação base, Formadora Profissonal, talvez porque sempre tive gosto e curiosidade por outros idiomas, diferentes sonoridades, assim como outras culturas, raças e credos.

Entrei primeiramente no projeto como professora de português, mas não demorou muito até que eu me apercebesse que podia dar muito mais. 

Neste momento, estou a cargo da parte administrativa e tem sido uma aprendizagem a todos os níveis. Todos nós precisamos de um local onde a nossa paz interior e amor pela natureza possam estar em harmonia e onde o nosso espírito possa sonhar, este será um dos melhores. 

Dino Schmitz Mackenzie Stuart

Dino Schmitz Mackenzie Stuart

Director

Dino has more than 10 years of experience in distribution, supply chain and operations management, combined with extensive knowledge of project management. He has experience in leadership positions in both frontier and emerging markets, supported by broad language skills.

He combines his entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to find innovative solutions to reach a positive customer experience. Dino has expertise in leading multi-disciplinary teams and is keen on motivating and developing staff’s potential.

Dr Antonio Silva

Dr Antonio Silva

Finance Professional

Dr Silva is a leader with the capacity to organise, co-ordinate and inspire professional teams in various sectors. He has considerable experience with the management and co-ordination of tourism and agriculture  investments.

Andrew Kennard

Andrew Kennard

Chartered Accountant

26 years as partner at HK Consulting. specialising in providing tax compliance, accounting, audit and business advice to foreign nationals and companies living and investing in Portugal.
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA) as well as being a Portuguese Statutory Auditor (ROC) and a member of the Portuguese Association of Accounting Technicians (OCC).

José da Cruz

José da Cruz

Transport

Snr José da Cruz is a man of this land. An olive and vine grower, farmer, and village elder. His knowledge of the land and its people is invaluable. He and his family have provided continuous logistical support, including accommodation, during the development phase. Their generosity, hospitality and gentle kindness is a great blessing.

Rui Araujo

Rui Araujo

Art Restoration

Rui Araujo is the director and chief restorer of the Sacred Art company “Capitellum” in Braga, who have the task of restoring the paintings and altar from the Capela de Girões. Their knowledge of their subject is impeccable, and they are also participating in the project to create a documentary and social history.

Chan Lee

Chan Lee

Co-ordination

Chan is a tireless groundsman and co-ordinator of workshops and events. As a yoga teacher and trainee therapist, he has a deep understanding of the mission, and has already moved his life to be based at Vale das Lobas.

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