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Meet The Team

More than just a group of friendly faces, the team at Alpine Sterling DMC are a multicultural bunch with a mutual passion for tourism.

Get to know what makes us tick and, if youโ€™d like to learn more about us, our inboxes are always open!

Managing Director

Warren Zahra

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Born and raised in London, I enjoyed traveling from an early age and have always loved our industry. When it comes to having a break with my wife Debbie, I always prefer a city break โ€“ my hometown remains my favourite city to visit, while my other favourites would be New York City and Rome. I love dining out โ€“ Indian food and pizza being my favourite โ€“ paired with good craft beers and wines. I also have a collection of over 1000 marvel comics, and my favourite musical genres are Hip Hop and the golden oldies (especially from Italy), but I can listen to everything. I have been a Chelsea fan since my late father took me to Stamford Bridge in 1969. At home we have five cats and two adult children who I love dearlyโ€ฆ and most of them are well behaved.

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Groups Manager

Debbie Zahra

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Iโ€™m a proud mum to five cats and two children, with a passion for cooking and trying out new recipes! My favourite kind of holiday involves lots of shopping and food & drink, no matter the destination. I adore rainy days and winter, and, when Iโ€™m not organising events, youโ€™ll find me at home with a cup of tea!

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Reservations Manager

Guy Bonello

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Born in Godโ€™s own county of Yorkshire, I have lived and worked in 10 different countries. Iโ€™m a polyglot whoโ€™s fluent in five languages, mad about football (especially Leeds United), and I love listening to classic rock music and reading autobiographies.

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Groups Executive

Angele Gaffiero

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I am quite the extrovert, and you wonโ€™t catch me going home early after a day of work! I love meeting friends and getting to know new people from different walks of life, which allows me to be open-minded and better my way of thinking! For me, relaxation time means surrounding myself with food; from walking through a supermarket, cooking, or dining out! My motto is EAT โ€“ MEET- SLEEP โ€“ REPEAT!

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Groups Executive

Darren Ellul

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Bubbly by nature, I'm always ready to lend a helping hand to our team and clients. I'm as passionate about football as I am about gastronomy, so itโ€™s no surprise that my favourite hobbies include dining out, cooking and watching a good match!

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Admin & Accounts Officer

Lyudmyla Nikolaevna Peretyatko

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My super power is knowing how to put a smile on anyoneโ€™s face. Iโ€™m friendly, optimistic and an avid traveller who loves being outdoors with my family and two dogs. I enjoy everything that life gives me and Iโ€™m always open to new experiences!

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Financial Department Manager

Mona Barakat

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Travelling, exploring the world and learning new things are my passions. I am fond of being in nature where the silence is the master. Winter is my favourite season, as it is the time for relaxing in my cosy, warm home, spending time cooking, making jewellery, crocheting, or painting. Being with my family and best friends is where I am at my happiest. Being calm and quite does not prevent me from being a courageous adventurer โ€“ in fact, I carried a huge snake on my shoulder during my touristic visit to Thailand!

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Sales & Operations Manager

Mary Grace Lynch

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Take this wanna-be Spice Girl shopping and Iโ€™ll be your best friend forever! Travelling the world and discovering new places are my passions, but my go-to happy place will always be watching the sunset with a good book and a glass of wine in hand.

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Reservations & Groups Executive

Bethina Pace

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Iโ€™m a polyglot adventure-seeker who loves to travel with my family and friends. I love outdoor activities like swimming and skiing as much as I love being indoors doing crafts and listening to music. My favourite time of the year is Christmas, but I love meeting friends to enjoy great food and fine wine no matter the season!

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Reservations Executive

Gabby Zahra

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I love spending sunny days at the beach, enjoying the sea, swimming and trying to keep fitโ€ฆ even on colder days! I have a little ginger cat called Cookie, and when Iโ€™m not at the beach I enjoy good food with great company.

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Reservations Executive

Marie Louise Buttigieg

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I love going on long walks in winter and swimming during the summer, as much as I love trying new recipes in the kitchen and caring for my many, many houseplants. My book collection is very meaningful to me, and I would never ever throw one away!

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Business Development Director

Claudine Ancillieri

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A dreamer by nature, I believe that every morning brings with it the excitement of a new day. Some might call me bossy, but I prefer โ€˜determinedโ€™ โ€“ in fact, I even ran the New York Marathon, 10 months after giving birthโ€ฆ with a broken arm! I love vegan food and all four-legged creatures, and Iโ€™ll always stop to help any dog, pig or chicken that crosses my way!

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MICE Groups Executive

Bernice Bartolo

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Iโ€™m passionate about experiencing life to the fullest, and a few of the greatest things in life, for me, are meeting people and learning about different cultures and perspectives. Iโ€™m a true foodie, and love cooking Asian food at home. In my free time, you can find me playing tennis, snorkelling or dog walking at a local sanctuary!

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Accounts Executive

Anita Andonovska

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Iโ€™m an Accounts Executive by day, with interests in many different subjects which I pursue in my free time โ€“ ranging from politics, to documentaries and cooking. I love to keep active by going on long walks in nature and, for my well-being, I enjoy cooking healthy meals, spending quality time with my family and trying out new experiences. I have also been playing chess for as long as I can remember, and Iโ€™m very good at it!

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Director of Business Development

Peter Cauchi

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I love my work, travelling, football, cars, summer days, sunsets, good food and wine โ€“ in no particular order!

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Groups Executive

Francesca Pustizzi

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Travel, music and culture are three of my passions โ€“ especially when combined into one trip! I love to help people in need, and I would like to form part of an NGO to do just that. I enjoy being in nature whenever I can, walking in the countryside, reading a book by the sea, or just waiting for the sun to set.

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Graphic Designer

Christopher Brown

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Iโ€™m originally from South Africa, and 15 years ago I moved to Malta and joined Alpine Sterling. Iโ€™ve also been a DJ for the past 13 years, and I love both of these jobs. Iโ€™m fascinated with Asia and Iโ€™ve been to India three times as a volunteer to help abandoned children, although my favourite country Iโ€™ve visited so far is Sri Lanka. I also have a love for making and baking food and Iโ€™m currently doing an online chef course. If I had to choose a favourite cuisine, it would have to be Thai but please donโ€™t make me pick just one!

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Groups Executive

Jade Doughty

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Iโ€™m a lover of the simple things in life; good food, good music and great company. Iโ€™m passionate about travel and love to discover new destinations whenever I can. Iโ€™m also the sportiest one out of the Alpine Team, but my all-time favourite way to unwind is by watching the sunset at my favourite beach in Malta โ€“ Riviera Bay โ€“ especially when paired with a glass of wine!

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Reservations Executive

Paola Morara

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Happiest when the sun is shining, I landed in Malta in 2015 and havenโ€™t looked back. I love to spend my free time with as many friends as possible, on the beach or outdoors, playing racket ball or even a traditional game of โ€˜bocciโ€™, however my favourite activity remains - "eat & drink"! My secret dream is to travel around the world, but I might need another life to accomplish it. Iโ€™m also a keen gardener, yogi and sun-lover. Most importantly, I always find time to laughโ€ฆ โ€œla vita l'รจ bela, l'รจ bela basta avere l'ombrela!โ€

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Sales and Marketing Executive

Louise Sammut

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As a creative Sales and Marketing Executive, I love to think outside of the box. Iโ€™m someone you can always count on to get the work done, but I also know how to relax during my downtime! Iโ€™m also a cat-lover who enjoys travelling the world.

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