The hard work, talent and passion of our international team at Gela are a pragmatic mix of amazing creativity and energy
Benjamin Karl Tanswell President
Secretary– John Ball
John was a funder member and trustee of Gela Studios and has been our essential guide during are developmental years.
After 14 years as our trustee John has decided to retire later this year and we are very grateful for his care.
Treasurer– Ute Wilkendoff
Ute is an enthusiastic supporter of Gela Studios and visits from Berlin as often as she can. As a hospital financial administrator, her advice and accounting skills have been invaluable.
Project Director – Deborah Ann Tanswell
Gela Studios Manager – Ana de Partearroyo Francés
Although a new member to our team, since november last year, Ana’s vibrant enthusiasm has revitalized the managment of our on and offline administrative support.
Originally from Madrid, Ana has strong links to the Matarraña community and in addition to working for Gela Studios, enjoys her rural sustainable life particulary in the harvesting of her numerous olive trees.
Communications Maganer – Ravi Svelto
Italian born, moved to the Balearic Islands as a child, and currently living in the Matarraña with his partnet and daughter.
Ravi’s mission inside the association is to grow, connect and nurture Gela’s members. Responsable for communications with press, media, design and online profile.
Head Gardener – David Pulido
Eco gardener, farmer and yoga teacher, David cultivates excellent arable land for the production of organic vegetables for both his households and that of the Ginero Ecological Living Association.
Administration Assistant – Raquel Arribas Jarauta
Raquel works flexibly for Gela Studios and has been invaluable to us in our research and in her copywriting. Raquel also provides administrative backup and is actively involved in Gela events and gatherings.
Administration Assistant – Beatriz Castro Jimenez
Mother of two lovely boys, Bea produces her own olive oil and roasted almonds. She has been a long time associate and friend of Gela and provide us with much needed administrative backup and research.
Official photographer – Iris Svelto (Visualmedia)
Freelance photographer and videographer based on the island of Ibiza.
Specialized in event photography and passionate about visual arts in general.
Always in search for the best framing and composition.
Gela is grateful to Iris, who generously donated her time and her wonderful photography for our promotional launch.
Technical Assistant – Ariel
Ariel studied and works in administration of computer network systems and has been a good friend to Gela for over 14 years. He’s passionate about rural sports in the Matarraña.
His technical expertise has been of enormous benefit to the Gela admin team and he generously shares his knowledge and time with us.