Ian received an expert foundation in media and communication while working as a press officer for the U.K.’s millennium celebrations and subsequently as a spokesperson for the London Stock Exchange.
Later, he left financial P.R. to become fluent in Spanish and pursue a career in the tourism industry as a freelance writer and marketing consultant.
In 2012, he helped found Lo Mejor de Valencia, Very Valencia's sister website in Spanish, and started reporting news from Valencia in Spain in Spanish. In 2014, he also helped launch Very Valencia, and started reporting and editing the city's news in English too.
Maria is from Valencia and studied the history of art in Spain. After more than 5 years working as a freelance writer for both online and print publications in Spain and Canada, she joined Lo Mejor de Valencia, our sister website in Spanish, in 2013.
She now works as Deputy Editor writing in Spanish for Lo Mejor de Valencia and in English for Very Valencia. She covers all areas of tourism news but specialises in museum and arts stories.
Originally from Quintana Roo in Mexico, Juan studied communication and marketing in the USA. After transferring to Europe and working as a copy writer for 3 years at a tourism marketing agency in London, he made the move into freelance journalism in 2010. Fluent in English and Spanish, we were delighted to give Juan the permanent reporting job he sought and deserved in 2013.
Juan started out covering sports news for our sister site in Spanish, Lo Mejor de Valencia, but now covers all manner of tourism-related news for Very Valencia in English too.
After graduating in Media Studies in the UK, Rob moved to Valencia in 2003 and worked for a number of different expat publications in the region, both as writer and photographer.
We saw great potential in his ability to find a good story and capture images to go with it, and were pleased to hire him to work with Lo Mejor de Valencia, our Spanish sister website, in 2013. When Very Valencia was launched in 2014 he jumped at the opportunity to write in English as well and has been on the team ever since.