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Charles Harris-Inman

Charles Harris-Inman

Co-Founder, CEO & Tour Guide

Charles is originally from Portland, Oregon and an Oregon State Univ. graduate, where he met his wife and Spanish Trails co-founder, Tracy. He moved to Catalunya, Spain in 1998 and resides in Girona with Tracy, their three boys and multiple pets. He has dedicated the last 20 years of his life to exploring and sharing his passion and knowledge for the region of Catalunya as a guide for Spanish Trails and as the Director of ALBA Study Abroad Barcelona (Portland State University/University of Washington).

Tracy Harris-Inman

Tracy Harris-Inman

Co-Founder & Co-Manager

Tracy is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. She resides in Girona with her husband, Charles, and their three boys. Having moved to Catalunya, Spain in 2003 under subtle, yet not-so-subtle, coercion by Charles, she is passionate about the Catalan culture and is genuinely honored to design peoples’ holiday here in Catalunya. As busy as she is with their three children, she has become the contact and point of reference for many companies and countless agents around the globe.

Filippo Botti

Filippo Botti

General Manager & Tour Guide

Half Italian, half Brazilian, and entirely energetic, Filippo loves to share his enthusiasm for Barcelona with all who visit the city. Raised in several parts of Spain, he has spent the majority of his time in Barcelona since 2005, with a long interlude living and sailing in the Balearic Islands in the middle. Having earned degrees in Philology and Spanish Literature, and a Master in Management of Cultural Heritage, Filippo has wide international professional experience. For the past four years he has been guiding tours all over Catalonia. In love with the sea, the forests, the mountains, he also has a passion for history and... people! Filippo loves to learn more about the world by exchanging information, experiences and outlooks with others. He splits his time between being “in action” with travelers and working behind the scenes helping with the management of the company.

Isabel Pereira

Isabel Pereira

Assistant Manager & Reservations Specialist

Isabel was born and raised in the northwest of Portugal, surrounded by the sea and the mountains, and developed a strong attachment to nature, great weather and delicious food. After a fair amount of time spent visiting and living in different European cities, Barcelona became her new home.
Isabel now combines her background in Communication, Journalism and Multimedia with her passion for the Travel sector. When she’s not traveling around herself, she’s helping you plan the most exciting and memorable experiences in Spain!
Besides solo traveling, Isabel loves outdoor concerts, wine, books and podcasts. She also likes to think of herself as a star in-house DJ, while she daily imposes her playlists to her patient colleagues in the office.

Saskia Mann

Saskia Mann

Madrid Project Manager

A Spanish Trails member since 2008, Saskia has over seven years of guiding experience for Spanish Trails in Barcelona. In early 2016 she moved to Madrid, and is now responsible for managing the Spanish Trails Madrid office. Born in Germany, she lived in Luxembourg, England and Belgium before moving to Spain. Hence her passion for traveling, history, the outdoors and the wonderful world of wines. A natural communicator, she makes an ideal and cheerful companion to take our guests around Madrid and central Spain, creating unforgettable moments and experiences in this beautiful region during their holidays.

Dan

Dan

Tour Guide

Daniel Francis (London 1981), is a trained actor, a voice artist and a passionate tour guide. He arrived in Barcelona eight years ago, passing from town to town, theatre by theatre, discovering the beauty of Catalunya; the beauty which he continues to explore and share, every day.

Jose Luis

Jose Luis

Tour Guide

Raised among the vineyards of La Rioja region, this north-Iberian explorer left his peaceful valley with a tourism degree and lot of curiosity in his backpack. After travelling and living in three continents and starting a self-taught career in world history, anthropology and languages, he arrived Barcelona city 5 years ago to get a master’s degree in Cultural and Natural Heritage Management. Jose Luis defines himself as a gastronomad, a life-apprentice and a synthesizer of the huge heritage of Mediterranean cultures, always ready for a gastronomy tasting or a long night talk with a good wine on the table!

Alexandra

Alexandra

Tour Guide

Alexandra Ferreiro was born and raised in Barcelona. After graduating in Sociology by Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), she began working as a Social Researcher in a foundation for women’s rights for almost five years, while in her spare time, collaborated with an NGO involved in gender equality projects in Nicaragua. Looking for a more creative direction, she began a Masters program in Visual Anthropology at the University of Barcelona (UB), that led her to produce her own audiovisual and photographic documentaries. After a six month business trip project to South-East Asia, in 2012 she won a price for her Photojournalism Report ‘Cambodia underground’, from Generalitat de Catalunya, which motivates her to combine her interests and social concerns with professional photography. In 2013 she traveled to Chile and began working in San Pedro de Atacama as a Tour Guide where she discovered a new world of opportunities. Returning to Barcelona, her homeland, and willing to communicate her passion for the Catalan culture and traditions to foreigners, she continued working as a professional Tour Guide in Spain and Catalunya and now she’s an instructor for Cultural, Educational, Active Seminars & Workshops in Barcelona.

 Andrew

Andrew

Tour Guide

Hailing from a small farm in Scotland, Andrew is one-half Scottish, fifty percent Canadian, one-sixteenth Indian and, recently, two-thirds of a fifth Catalan. He is terrible at arithmetic but excellent with names and faces. He is passionate about art, history and local Catalan culture. At 17, Andrew left the farm and took a one-way flight to New York to be a cowboy for a couple of years. He has also studied in the UK and Canada and, as a result, has two degrees in fine arts, specializing in performance and multi-media. After living blissfully for almost twenty years in North America, Andrew was quite oblivious to the intoxicating charms of Barcelona and Catalonia. He arrived here seven years ago on a one-penny flight and immediately surrendered his heart and soul to his enchantress, Barcelona, a city which is, and forever will be, his home. With his strong arts background and time spent as a cowboy, circus performer and magician, Andrew guarantees to always have something surprising up his sleeve for you.

Craig

Craig

Tour Guide

Craig Markarian (Hopedale, Massachusetts) is American, Armenian, Catalán, and Spanish - all in one! After earning his degree in architecture and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Craig made one of the boldest moves of his life by leaving the U.S. to reside in Barcelona a few years before the ‘92 Olympics, and has made the city his home ever since. An architect, artist, designer, illustrator, and vintage collector, Craig has designed and built several structures and projects in and outside the city. An avid cook and athlete, Craig has lived in Barcelona for more than 25 years, and has worked as a local tour guide since 2012. Craig’s love of travel and adventure has taken him to 18 different countries, including a month-long immersion trip to Cambodia. His love and passion for experiencing the rich, cultural fabric that shapes the life and history of Catalunya is contagious! He looks forward to sharing it with you!

Martin

Martin

Tour Guide

Born in late-franco Spain and raised in pre-olympic “Barna”, Martin always had the passion for meeting people of other cultures, both as a traveler and a host. His true journey started on the Camino, the St. James trail when he first started to experience that “the way is the goal”. Other paths took him to the New World, Mama Afrika, Near East and India. In Berlin, -his second home- sensing the vibes of his German family background, he self-tailored a “universal study” which triggered his passion for Art, History and Music. Back in Barcelona, it feels great to share these passions being a guide; for him the magic of traveling is about meeting the other, opening the mind and feeling one’s soul.

Laia

Laia

Tour Guide

Laia is a Catalan culture enthusiast. Born in Barcelona, she has family all around Catalunya and a strong connection with her homeland. After graduating in Dramatic Arts in Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, working several years as an actress and spending some time in Germany, she decided to make her passion her job. She’s happy to share the love she feels about Catalunya with everyone: its history and legends, its culture, its amazing landscapes and its gastronomy. She wants to unlock all the secrets of a land where Persians, Laietans, Arabs, Jews, Greek and Romans left their heritage and made the Catalans the people they are today. She’s more than social and loves to know people from all over the world, to exchange experiences and ways of living. She’s active, positive, and always ready to start new adventures.

Derek

Derek

Tour Guide

Derek is Spanish Trails’ resident map and tea geek. When there is a geographical or camellia sinensis-related emergency, headquarters picks up the red phone and he leaps into action. With sextant and darjeeling in hand (normally the same hand), he has cracked even the most baffling cases: catching the train to Berga using only a Peter’s Projection, or successfully steeping a bag of Lipton in cold water eight times. When not performing these astonishing feats, Derek dabbles in the musical world, dancing Lindy Hop and working on his upcoming career as a jazzman.

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