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Andreas Pichler

Andreas PichlerDirector

Working for the Alps: Monday-Friday

Background: former director Ökoinstitut South Tyrol/Alto Adige, Master in business ethics, Bachelor in business economics (Università degli Studi di Trento)

Languages: German, Italian, English

My favourite place in the Alps: late summer aperitif in front of the Museum Café in Bolzano

What makes me enthusiastic: peoplespacesideas, diversity

Barbara Wülser

Barbara WülserDeputy director & Head of Communications

Working for the Alps: Tuesday-Friday

Background: Journalism, MAS in Communication Management and Leadership

Languages: German, English, French, Italian (advanced), Spanish (basic)

My favourite place in the Alps: a sun-warmed rock in San Romerio – high above the “Valposchiavo” in southern Switzerland

What makes me enthusiastic: Stories of people, for people, with people

Wolfgang Pfefferkorn

Wolfgang Pfefferkorn 150piProject Manager PEMO, PlurAlps

Working for the Alps:  24/7

Background: Regional Development, Organizational Development, Moderation- Conflict Management

Languages: French, German, English, Italian

My favourite place in the Alps: The whole terrain in the Silvretta in the Vorarlberg region of Austria 

What makes me enthusiastic: Language itself, backcountry ski-touring, music, the sea

Jakob Dietachmair

Jakob Dietachmair

Project Manager Via Alpina, AlpInnoCT, climalp

Working for the Alps: Monday-Friday

Background: Communication Sciences, Sustainaible Tourism Management

Languages: German, English, French (advanced)

My favourite place in the Alps: Anywhere the sun awakes me from a cosy bivouac

What makes me enthusiastic: rugged landscapes and mountains, high valleys with meandering rivers, cooking with high-quality products, every single minute on my bike(s)

Michaela Hogenboom Kindle

Michaela HogenboomProject Manager Youth

Working for the Alps: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Background: Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability, Youth Participation, process- and workshop facilitation, project management

Languages: Dutch (Native speaker) German, English, Spanish (Elementary proficiency)

My favourite places in the Alps: our vegetable garden in Bofel, hiking the Liechtensteiner mountains, climbing the Alpstein, bouldering in the Magic Wood (CH), sledging with my daughter in Malbun...

What makes me enthusiastic: to foster a connected and sustainable society in the Alps

Martha Dunbar

Martha Dunbar

Martha Dunbar: Project manager Biodiversity & Landscape

Working for the Alps: Monday – Thursday

Background: Plant and Soil Sciences, Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Languages: English, German, Italian, French (basic)

My favourite place in the Alps: the lush green and magical corners of Valle Verzasca (CH), hiking and snowshoeing in Val Formazza (IT), getting lost in Parco Nazionale della Val Grande (IT), exploring the Aosta Valley (IT) 

What makes me enthusiastic: fresh air, life belowground, good food and wine and trying to live in the season, the Atlantic ocean, hiking, meeting people and understanding their culture/language, breathtaking views, music

Magdalena Holzer

Magdalena HolzerProject manager Constructive Alps

Working for the Alps: from Monday to Friday

Background: master degree in conference interpreting

Languages: German (mother tongue), Italian, English, French, basic skills in Spanish and Portuguese

My favourite place in the Alps: unspoiled coniferous forests (such as in the High Tauern National Park)

What makes me enthusiastic: nature in kitchen, wine cellar and garden, travelling and international dialogues

Caroline Begle

Caroline BegleWebmaster

Working for the Alps: Tuesday-Thursday

Background: German Philology, Media Studies

Languages: German, English

My favourite place in the Alpscampfire on the banks of river Dornbirner Ach

What makes me enthusiastic: singing, dancing, and the lust for life (in the Alps)

Christina Bachner

Christina BachnerAdministration/HR assistance

Working for the Alps: Monday- Friday (mornings)

Background: French and English Studies

Languages: German, English, French,

My favourite place in the Alps: My garden with a beautiful view onto the Alps

What makes me enthusiastic: pleasureable dining and drinking, untouched snowy slopes glistering in the sun, Yoga

Anna Mehrmann

Anna MehrmannAdministration

Working for the Alps: Monday-Thursday

Background: B.A. Economics

Languages: German, French, English

My favourite place in the AlpsMaggia valley in Switzerland

What makes me enthusiastic: Forests, travelling, cinema, reading

Elisa Agosti

Elisa Agosti

Assistant to the director / Italy

Working for the Alps: Monday-Friday

Background: Foreign Applied Languages in Business and Tourism, HR and European Regional Development

Languages: Italian (mothertongue) German, English, French, Norwegian and Spanish (good knowledge)

My favourite place in the Alps: my hometown in Val di Non, because I can the see the Dolomites every time I open my room‘s windows

What makes me enthusiastic: My parents and my friends, laughing people, dialects and proverbs, historical books, the smell of coffee…

Maya Mathias

Maya MathiasProject Assistant / communications

Working for the Alps: Monday - Friday

Background: Master in Psychology and Political Science

Languages: German (mother tongue), English (advanced), French, Italian and Spanish (basic)

My favourite places in the Alps: Dolomites

What makes me enthusiastic: nature, mountain sports, environmental psychology, books and movies

Michael Gams

Michael GamsCommunications, Project Assistant

Working for the Alps: Monday – Friday

Background: Journalism, PR in Tourism, Master in Communication Science/Journalism

Languages: German (mother tongue), English (advanced), Italian (basic)

My favourite places in the Alps: Villach, where I grew up. Innsbruck, where I used to live several years. And Montafon valley.

What makes me enthusiastic: Climbing mountains, exploring new places and sharing my passion for the Alps with others.

Robin Naumann

Robin Naumann

Project Assistant

Working for the Alps: from Monday to Friday

Background: International Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Languages: German, English and French

My favourite place in the Alps: On sunny peaks, in old forests, on blooming meadows, on clear shores and everywhere else where you can experience the beautiful diversity of the Alps.

What makes me enthusiastic: Fresh air, good food, nature with all its facets, animals, birds, insects, travelling, hiking, discovering the world, bouldering, climbing, a good bike ...

Malina Grubhofer

Malina GrubhoferProject Assistant / communications

Working for the Alps: Monday – Friday

Background: International Development and Cultural and Social Anthropology

Languages: German, English, French, Italian (basics)

My favourite places in the Alps: The „Untersberg“ in Salzburg is the mountain I grew up with. I know it from head to toe and still it never stops to fascinate me!

What makes me enthusiastic: The dear people I am so happy to have in my life!

Magdalena Christandl

M Christandl


Working for the Alps: Monday-Friday

Background: Environmental and Resource Management

Languages: German (mother tongue), English and Italian

My favourite place in the Alps: panoramic view of the Ortles from the top of Spitzige Lun

What makes me enthusiastic: Cooking and enjoying food, the intensive experiences while multi-pitch climbing, sciing

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