Born and raised in Brazil, Annie Marie Graduated in Tourism and Hotel Management and moved to Portugal for a different learning experience and also a Master in Marketing and Communications. Before her graduation her passion for traveling and learning new cultures made her come to Orlando, FL (USA) for an international work and leave experience in the Walt Disney World Resorts where she had the opportunity to do different trainings with costumes services and classes.
In Europe she had the chance to learn and work in events, public relations, hotel and marketing which made her get more in love with her own path and also confident on risking a new career and life out side of Brazil.
In Brazil her family owns a chain of surf shops called Aloha, which came to be the name of her company once in America also.
Annie was always involved with her family business, and because of that she credits all her achievements to what she considers to be the best school of all, working on his parents companies. Transitioning on all the departments from warehouse controller to director, having her father as her mentor and example.
It wasn’t until 2003 when she decided to follow her dream to work in the hospitality industry in Orlando. And with no contacts but a lot of hope, Annie’s career began, with an opportunity given by the owner of a chain of surf shops (Quiet Flight) asking her to handle the Latin American market.
It was a matter of time until her career and relationships would grow to be strong in the market that she had the knowledge and focus on.
Today she does consulting and development on the Latin American market for some companies like Ocean Tour and Transportation, Vinito Ristorante, and Nba City.
Annie is considered a natural sales person but what she values the most are the relationships that she has built along the trajectory of her life.