Team

Vale das Lobas
Anthony Graham Conway

Anthony Graham Conway

CEO and Co-Founder

Homeopath, psychotherapist, environmentalist and teacher of 30year-long experience, with a profound understanding of the root causes of modern illnesses and their possible remedies.

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.  

Dino Schmitz

Dino Schmitz

Director

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.

Céu Sanches

Céu Sanches

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 Marques

Patrícia Marques

Construction supervisor

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.

Marco Lopes

Marco Lopes

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.

Catarina Rosa

Catarina Rosa

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.

Bobby & Oreo

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.

Pietro Degli Esposti

Pietro Degli Esposti

Architect

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.

David Ferkiss

David Ferkiss

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.

Adelino Maximiano

Adelino Maximiano

Construction

Sn. Adelino owns a construction company based in Sobral Pichorro, and his dedication ensures that we can provide employment for local craftsmen and women.

Rafael López Noguera

Rafael López Noguera

Natural Builder

Rafa is an expert in Sustainable Construction, with a profound knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for the use of natural materials.

Rui Araújo

Rui Araújo

Chapel Restoration

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

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.

António Silva

António Silva

Finance

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.

Andrew Kennard

Andrew Kennard

Accounting

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

Skippy

Skippy

Guide

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.