is our new IE Training Coordinator. She is a freelance interpretive trainer and planner and founded Alli Meria (meaning the ‘Other Side’) to promote heritage interpretation in her country. Valya lives with Giorgos Catsadorakis and their two sons in Volos, Greece.

‘When I was young, I loved stories and tales of all kinds. Later, I learned that telling stories is even more fascinating than just listening to them.  By now, I have understood that helping others to create and communicate their own stories is what I love the most.

As Interpret Europe’s training coordinator, together with a great training team, my goal is to help Interpret Europe offer a range of inspiring and effective training courses to its members, so they can create and communicate their stories too, whatever they may be.’