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 14, 14 and 3 as of 2020).
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.
5 Reasons 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