Please tell us a bit about yourself

I was born in Romania, and recently moved to the UK. Since I was a kid I wanted to work in the Tourism Industry so I did my BSc in Economy of Domestic and International Tourism and my MA in Tourism and Business Administration.

My first job was during my Work Experience in US when I worked as an Assistant Manager for a Travel Agent for a small Romanian tour-operator followed by 3 crazy years as a B2B Account Manager for BlueAir and finally here I am, the newest member of the Tall Ships Team.

In my free time I love to cook and as I recently moved in UK, my new hobby is to travel around and discover new places (my favourite until now is New Forest and The Three Cups in Stockbridge).

Please tell us a bit about your role at Tall Ships

I am on temporary cover as a Reservation Clerk, and I want to clarify that the day to day tasks are more exciting than the word ‘Clerk’ :)

The role involves processing group and individual bookings for voyages on the Trust’s fleet of vessels, completing the administrative procedures including invoices and joining instructions, providing admin support for group bookings once they are confirmed, updating the website with new voyages, bursary discounts, change of prices and numbers, liaising with the vessels’ crew to arrange the delivery of mail, manifest information etc.

I am also offering support to other Departments when needed.

What has been your most memorable moment at Tall Ships?

Every ‘Thank you’ letter we receive is memorable.

What is one thing you think people should know about Tall Ships?

That the voyages are not just about relaxing moments and a little bit of work (as I thought), but are also about developing young people and adults - communication, friendship, leadership and teamwork skills and also help them regain their self-confidence and self-esteem. 

They are actually changing people’s lives.

Please describe your job in 3 words

Motivational

Enjoyable

Helpful

If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

For my Crêpe :)