Anthony Graham Conway
CEO and Co-Founder
Homeopath, psychotherapist, environmentalist and teacher of 30–year-long experience, with a profound understanding of the root causes of modern illnesses and their possible remedies.
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.
More than 10 years of work in distribution, supply chain and operations management have given Dino an extensive knowledge of project management. He is experienced in leadership positions, as well as having broad language skills.
Communicator & Public Relations
Fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian, Céu is a member of the marketing team, helping to bring the message to the local and international community. She is also invaluable in everything that is administrative and public relations.
Patrícia is a civil engineer with much experience in the construction industry. She performs her role as overseer with humour and professionalism, keeping the building projects running smoothly.
Landscape Gardening & Construction
Marco moved “back home” to the region after 15 years abroad to take up a post in Vale das Lobas. He works and manages in agriculture, landscaping and construction.
Online Communicator & Biodiversity Coordinator
An enthusiast of many scientific, artistic and other varied studies, Catarina brings a personal touch to marketing and communications, as well as coordinating the projects related to biodiversity and nature restoration.
Pietro Degli Esposti
A hands-on architect with a strong focus on natural materials and ecological construction, Pietro believes that each project has to be environmentally, locally and socially responsible. You will likely find him hopping between the office and the construction site testing out new ideas.
Agriculture & Gardening
Coming all the way from the Colorado mountains, David is the enthusiastic keeper of our garden, working from early morning with diligence and bringing buckets of delicious greens for lunch every day.
Lisanne de Bakker
This multi-talented lady is officially a human-centred designer, working internationally for a positive change in social and sustainable contexts. But she is grounded here in the valley, offering a hand in agriculture and visual design as an integral part of the team.
Agriculture & Food transformation
Cláudia was raised in these mountains, went towards the coast to study and work, and has now come back to her roots. She is a food engineer, now growing all the delicacies in our garden, as well as working towards their processing and transformation..
Bobby & Oreo
Furry Companions & Supervisors
Oreo and Bobby, brothers in kisses and fights, follow us on our walks, cuddle us when we do office work, supervise the building. One might say they are indispensable.
Sn. Adelino owns a construction company based in Sobral Pichorro, and his dedication ensures that we can provide employment for local craftsmen and –women.
Norestauro and Capitellum are the company names for Sr. Rui’s sacred arts and carpentry enterprises in Braga. They are master craftsmen in chapel restoration.
José da Cruz
Logistics & Transport
Sr. José da Cruz is an olive and vine grower, farmer, and village elder. He and his family provide generous local support, in logistics and coordination with the village community.
Dr. Silva has considerable experience with the management of tourism and agriculture investments, and is involved in coordination between Vale das Lobas and the regional and central government.
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in UK (ACA), the Portuguese Statutory Auditor (ROC) and the Portuguese Association of Accounting Technicians (OCC).
In mythology, 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. Skippy will forever be the one who welcomes you at the door and leads you on walks around the valley.