Born in Caracas, Venezuela, with Austrian-Greek origin, Elvira is a sales professional with a BA in Tourism Management, with over 20 years experience in different areas of the tourism business. At the age of 22, she moved with her husband to Canada, where both continued their studies and to improve the English language. Having returned to Venezuela, she worked for 2 major international airlines such as Lufthansa and KLM for over 10 years, and after gaining a valuable experience in Sales and Public Relations, she founded and managed her own travel agency in Caracas, Venezuela, specializing in corporate business travel, which became one of the top 10 agencies in less than 5 years.
In 1998, due to the political and social situation of her home country, she moved with her family to Europe, establishing their residence in Tenerife, Spain for more than six years, gaining experience in the real estate business. After which, she continued for 2 years, in the city of Leeds, UK, as a lettings negotiator in the well-known and prestigious company Linley and Simpson.
Finally, and after achieving many goals in Europe, Elvira and her family decided to come back to Latin America, choosing Costa Rica as their final destination. Having worked as the public relations manager for one of the most prestigious and well-known real estate magazines in the country — The Costa Rica Real Estate and Tourism Guide— for almost 2 years, she acquired a great knowledge of the country and its people and recently she decided it was time to share her experience and help other people who have resolved to establish their lives in Costa Rica. The only regret she has is not coming sooner. Elvira speaks fluently Spanish, English, German and Italian.