Meet Our Team
Here to Guide You On Our Way
President & Scandinavia Specialist
Marcelo, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, visited the five Nordic capitals for the first time in 2011 and fell in love with the amazing sights, tastes, sounds and all else which is characteristic of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. He became deeply fascinated with the culture, the people and their way of life in those countries. In fact, the experience was so rich (and fun) that the seed for Discover Scandinavia Tours was, then, planted. Marcelo came back home with a vision: to showcase the wonders of Scandinavia to North American travelers and, eventually, travelers from all corners of the world.
Consequently, In 2013 Marcelo switched a 20-year career in science and engineering for the pursuit of his dream, working tirelessly and grabbing on to his vision in order to build what is now Discover Scandinavia Tours.
When he is not attempting to be the most Nordic Brazilian around by immersing himself in all things Scandinavian, Marcelo likes to spend time enjoying some of his other passions: music, martial arts, exercising, reading, Mathematics and his beautiful family: Amy (wife and business companion), wonderful little Luciana and awesome twins Ben and Emily.
Experience Planner & Scandinavia Specialist
Amy has been a part of the Discover Scandinavia Tours team since its inception in 2014. She has traveled extensively throughout Scandinavia, with a particular emphasis on Iceland and Norway, and she loves helping people to discover all that this amazing part of the world has to offer. She provided support to Marcelo during the initial formation and growth of the company, and she is passionate about expanding the company's reach so that more people can experience the wonders of Scandinavia in a truly first-class fashion. Interestingly enough… she also knows a thing or two about teeth.
When not helping to provide exceptional service to Discover Scandinavia Tour's clients, Amy loves traveling, cycling, cooking and spending time with her family (husband – Marcelo – and children Ben, Emily and Luciana – ages 12, 12 and 2 as of 2018).
Sales Associate & Scandinavia Specialist
Veronica was born and raised in Sweden and now lives in Ohio, USA. She received her education as a Tourism Coordinator at Österlens Utbildnings Centrum, Sweden, and has 10+ years of travel and tourism experience. Creating customized tours for travelers who wish to have an authentic experience in Scandinavia is her passion and she is very excited to join the Discover Scandinavia Tours team (she started with us in October 2018).
Veronica enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. They love to travel and visit Sweden yearly. While there they enjoy the beautiful country, eat good food, attend fun events and spend time with family and friends. Veronica’s adventures in Scandinavia are many: in addition to traveling all over Sweden, her “home,” she has also skied in Trysil (Norway), camped in Gilleleje (Denmark) and she savored the best fish soup – ever – in Reykjavik (Iceland). She loves spending time outdoors: in the winter you’ll find her on the ski slope and in the summer on the soccer field.
Shawnna is the solid bridge that connects Discover Scandinavia Tours to our awesome suppliers. She has a profound knowledge of the company’s processes and protocols. She is also an important force when it comes to assisting our clients and answering their questions both prior to their vacations and during their time in Scandinavia.
Before coming to DST, Shawnna took some time away from the office to be a stay-at-home mother to her two children. Prior to that, she was an Office Manager at a Florida investment firm for 13 years. Shawnna has been a part of the DST team since 2017.
She is a proud wife to her husband John and a loving mother to their two children. She enjoys watching football (go Patriots!), sunny beach days and spending time with her family.
Customer Support & Logisitics
Frances (“Fran”) has joined Discover Scandinavia Tours in October of 2018 and she focuses on ensuring that no detail is overlooked when it comes to our clients’ Scandinavian adventures.
Fran's education and previous career were centered in the legal field. After years in this career she was fortunate enough to retire and focus on her passion for travel. Fran is a Florida native, having moved to Michigan as a child with her family, only to return to Florida, the state that she loves. She has 2 wonderful children – one of them being Shawnna, our wonder-woman Logistics Manager – and 2 beautiful grandchildren, Johnny and Alyssa. She also has a 13-year-old Jack Russel Terrier, her very best friend. Her hobbies include fishing, boating, hiking, and just about anything water related. Her favorite family pastime is motor-homing through our beautiful country with her husband Bill, a retired Air Force/Vietnam Veteran, and sharing the camping life with her grandchildren, while making incredible memories.
5 Reason to Book With Us
- Enjoy a Great Vacation Without the Hassle of Planning or Booking It
- Take Advantage of Our Large Network of Suppliers, All Over Scandinavia
- Travel Knowing That You Will Experience All the Must See Attractions
- Avoid Hours Spent Researching For Information on the Internet
- Enjoy Our Full Attention Prior to, During and After Your Trip