Chantel has had a passion for nature, especially wildflowers, ever since she can remember. She was born and raised in The Netherlands where she studied International Agricultural Trade (BSc) and Agricultural & Environmental Economics (MSc at Wageningen University). Chantel started her “second life” in Greece, back in 2006, after a career in The Netherlands in Environmental Management and Project Management. In Greece, she has worked in nature conservation for the Hellenic Ornithological Society/BirdLife Greece and as a volunteer for WWF Hellas. Ever since 2009, she works as a travel professional in ecotourism.
She speaks fluently German, English, Dutch and Greek, intermediary Spanish, and basic French.