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Meet The VillaMia Team

Michelle Hughes owner


 

Michelle Hughes is the owner of Mia Costa Blanca SL, which VillaMia and Mia Cars are part of.

With a BA (hons) in Business Administration, Michelle always wanted to run her own business. After 13 years working in public relations in Wales, she moved to Spain with her son. Two years later the opportunity arose for her to buy VillaMia so she jumped at the chance to build on an established business. Michelle has used her skills in social media and marketing to improve the business tremendously with her strengths. Her PR background has meant she is extremely organised, works to tight deadlines and is used to juggling several things at once without getting stressed and still keeping a big smile on her face.

Outside the office Michelle’s time is spent looking after her teenage son and lovely cocker spaniel and likes to let her hair down with friends. Some of her claims to fame have been winning a lovely legs competition in Butlins, Kim Katrell saying she liked Michelle’s Doc Martin’s when working as an extra on a film set and through her PR work being splashed across hundreds of newspapers in the UK. Her idol is Richard Branson and only regret in life is not speaking to him at an event in London she was involved with and he was on the next table!

Although living in Javea, Michelle still likes to travel and her favourite holidays have been a Mediterranean cruise, experiencing Las Vegas, and explored Spain's amazing city of Seville, Salou and Estarti. Javea is great for easy weekends in Valencia and Alicante which she makes the most of.

Michelle’s favourite food is Chinese but enjoys eating out at various restaurants in Javea. On Sundays she is happy relaxing by the pool with a book and her favourite author is Sophie Kinsella. Her guilty pleasure is Peter Andre and she spent most her childhood obsessed with Shakin´ Stevens - although she may deny this!

As a Leo she is independent and likes to be in control and still has bigger plans for VillaMia. Her motto is work hard play hard and anybody that knows her will understand she definitely lives by this.

 

Verena Geis - sales manager

Verena is a professional photographer and certified drone pilot and a huge asset for VillaMia. Brought up in Germany, she studied business administration at Frankfurt and psychology of handwriting before she moved to Spain in 2009 and is the Mum of 2 lovely daughters. She set up her own business ' Higher Vision' and works outside of VillaMia with extra contracted work.

 

Outside of work, Verena loves skiing, swimming, dancing, yoga and Zumba. She spends a lot of time with friends and looking after her pets - 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 chickens so with that and her husband there isn’t much spare time! Favourite places she has visited is South Africa, Lisbon and Marrakesh. On her bucket list is a holiday to Peru. She speaks German as course as well as Spanish, French and English.

Verena eats anything with avocados and loves sushi but is also known for her coffee drinking and soft spot for chocolate.

 

 

Jenni Hyde - rentals manager

Jenni moved to Spain almost 40 year ago and started as a holiday rep at various parts of Span so picked up the language and got her teaching exams so then set up a language school. After this she went into porperty sales for eight years before translating and moving to VillaMia almost 4 years ago.

Outsideof work Jenni goes to Australia about every 9 months to visit her son, daughter-in-law and grandaughter Penelope. She is keen on fitness and a regular Zumba goer and walking her dog. Her favourite plaaces are route 66, sailing around the Greek islands and Cambodia is

on her wish list.

Thai and sushi are her favourite foods and she is often spotted with an aperol spritz on a Friday - in fact, she has scored every bar along the Arenal.



Victoria Suprun -administration manager

Victoria was brought up in Kazakhstan where she studied English with a view to be a translator or a teacher. She moved to Spain in 2005 and is now married with 2 daughters. Victoria has over 10 years experience within the property market in the Javea and surrounding areas.Fulltime at VillaMia, Victoria is the face of the agency and the first one you will probably be in contact with. Highly organised and focussed in work, she often leaves exhausted but would like to travel more to places like Switzerland and learn new languages.

Victoria has to start the working day with a cafe con leche and tries to stay healthy with salads and bread sticks but pizza is her weak spot!

 

 

Bobby Frost - administration assistant

Bobby has worked with VillaMia for almost 10 years.She was born in Germany but spent many of her formative years in Singapore.Having left school Bobby gained her teaching diploma in equitation then went on to work with racehorses and raced as an amateur jockey.Following a serious racing accident, she retrained and then travelled extensively as a PA to various company directors in Europe, the Bahamas and Dubai, where she met her husband.They then moved to Spain, their son was born the following year and the time had come to put down roots!Bobby is a fluent Spanish speaker and also speaks basic French and Italian.



Hobbies include sailing and combat fencing. Bobby would love to visit the Principalities she has not yet seen, namely: Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino.She adores the ‘Mediterranean diet,’ and having fallen in love with Spain all those years ago, continues to celebrate all things Spanish.

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