Maria Victor – Founder
Maria has a true gypsy spirit and is passionate and inspired by new ideas, attitudes and experiences. She chose to quit her lucrative career as a Management Accountant to follow her passion and hooked on to the travel industry by founding Make It Happen in 2011.
Murali Shankaran – Chief Travel Designer
has the penchant for being experimental and found a breakthrough travelling solo. Motor biking, backpacking, trekking in the Himalayas and connecting with diverse communities became his lifestyle choice and quit his corporate career in Game QA to join Make It Happen.
Anthony Gaskell – Strategy Advisor
He is a member of the Executive committee of Goa heritage Action Group and Head of Working Group of CII for current year (2017). He finds joy in being a hobby tour guide. At Make It Happen he is a lead mentor for training tour presenters and a strategy advisor.
Lata Rodrigues – Experience Architect
is a Hospitality Professional, living one day at a time. Lata feels that travel to any place is an experience. To her, all people are teachers and every person a student.
Ann Baretto – Presenter
She is a retired headmistress of a reputed School in Panjim. She has fond childhood memories of living in Fontainhas and will share her insights into the history and folklore of the area taking you back to life as it was in the bygone times.
Romeo Pereira – Presenter
is a resident of Divar. He is a member of a local charitable society and ex-member of the local Panchayat. He spends his days post retirement, translating Portuguese legal documents and doing social work. He will share his perspective on the rich cultural heritage of the island.
Alirio Da Costa – Presenter
has been in the travel line for about 43 years. He started out with Bombay Grayhound Travels and retired as the Sales and Marketing manager at Dempo travels. He is a true localite as he was born and raised in Fontainhas where he lives a prosperous life now.
Maxie Miranda – Presenter
Maxie Miranda is a renowned guitarist, singer, and dancer. He teaches at Maxie’s Music and Dance Academy in Panjim, Goa. He is passionate about heritage, culture, history, gastronomy besides music and dance.
Diogo worked in Dubai for a few years only to return to his home in Saligao, Goa for the love of the place. He believes and traditional values and is an enthusiast in living an organic lifestyle.