We are researchers, innovators and communicators, but most of all we are a band of musicians: each of us knows exactly which notes to play to make nature’s harmony!

GIULIA AMATOThe steadfast explorer
During the day, she works enthusiastically on projects regarding the economic evaluation of ecosystem services and in the evening she becomes a perfect chorister. She is always ready to take on new challenges!
Her irony and elegant sense of humor immediately won everyone over. Cristina divides her time between general accounting and grants, with dedication, precision and a great deal of patience. She often seems to have her head in the clouds but nothing escapes her watchful eye. Padel, soccer, windsurfing and even scuba diving: she puts her heart into it, always, on and off the field.
NICOLA ANDRIGHETTOThe certified supporter
He’s the right person if you need an experienced environmental consultant and if you want to know everything about the traceability and sustainability of wood products. Or, if you are just looking for someone to go to the football stadium with.
LINDA BARCIThe water protector
“If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the mountain”. Tired of seeing her beloved Brenta river undervalued, Linda started looking for someone who shared her passion for sustainability. One thesis and many surveys later, love blossomed. Are you looking for someone who can discuss natural resources’ economy while playing volleyball or making a macramé bracelet? You can stop looking!
ALESSANDRO BELLIOThe able engineer
Learning the Mapuche in Chile and what it means to live in harmony with nature is not for everyone. Don’t be enchanted by his smile and gold curls: when it comes to developing mathematical models for the circular economy and reducing environmental impacts, nothing is left to chance.
ANNA BIASINThe sustainable PhD student
When she’s not dealing with ethical finance, environmental and social impact assessment you can find her walking surrounded by nature. Fascinated by the human mind, she’s the right person to talk about sustainability across the board, or to attend a music festival with!
ALESSANDRA BISANDOLAThe essential colleague
Our indispensable administrative manager. Without her all this would not be possible. The person you always wanted as a friend, not just for the payroll.
Armed with excel sheets and notebooks, she has one goal: to reorganize the tourism sector from Aosta to Syracuse. And a dream: to enhance all the local products starting from her beloved radicchio. She is the colleague you would like to be next to during a sustainable tourism meeting or a gastronomic tour in her kitchen.
LUCIO BROTTOThe fearless traveler
Co-founder of Etifor, he deals with sustainable investments, climate change and ecosystem services. From our community garden to the Congo forests, no project is too small, too big or too crazy for him.
CATIE BURLANDOThe reflective researcher
Having just come back to her mountains, after more than ten years of experience abroad, Catie is our expert in participative and interpretative methodologies applied to contexts of local planning and development.
GIULIA CECCHINATOThe proposal chef
Don’t be fooled by her shy and reserved appearance: Giulia never backs down when there are new challenges to face. A tireless traveler, she has discovered exotic territories along with her inseparable jar of sourdough and her beloved instrument. Giulia is the right person when you need to discover all the secrets of cooking or international proposals and grants.
SERENA CESCAThe stormy creator
One of the team’s most meteoric minds has been juggling graphic design, communication campaigns, vegetable gardens and local recipes.
Dipped among paper inventory and proofs she emerges always ready for a new battle …armed with a graphics tablet!
RICCARDO DA REThe enthusiastic statistician
Our Good Vibe Manager, expert in participatory approaches and data analysis for local development, he works on many projects dealing with governance and social innovation, but more than anything else, he’s a great facilitator and his good mood is contagious.
From forest bathing to forest kindergartens, there are no limits to her desire to explore new ways of combining well-being and nature. Thanks to her unique point of view, she manages to balance project management and scientific research.
MATTEO GALESSOThe unlimited content
As he wanders around the mountains in his legendary Malvasia van, between a video and a social post, he can’t help but wonder if his is a customer journey. Often searching in vain for the end of the funnel, he struggles every day to reach the most difficult peak: to make our work comprehensible to everyone.
DIEGO GALLOThe expert guide
Director of the Local Development area. Guide of the natural environment and bicycle-lover. An atypical consultant specialized in ecotourism, territorial marketing, landscape and multifunctional agriculture: he speaks little and does much.
PAOLA GATTOThe determined expert
Particularly committed to the development of new methods and models for environmental economic evaluation, she’s delegated to represent the University of Padua on Etifor’s Board. The perfect mix of expertise and helpfulness.
JACOPO GIACOMONIThe sagacious tree climber
He has made kindness his status symbol: when he is not taking inaccessible mountain shortcuts or helping his co-workers reach very high shelves, he dedicates himself to the economic, political and environmental evaluation of the forest supply chains.
MICHELA GUERRAThe couragious financial reporter
Imagine that you have a jurist, a financial reporting expert, a dog lover, a sportswoman and a volunteer of the civil defence on your team… what would you be able to accomplish? The answer is clear for us: the best reported projects ever and the pet therapy sessions most loved by colleagues!
GIACOMO LAGHETTONature’s basket-baller
When he is not playing basketball or following his watery spirit that leads him to diving in the Brenta river, he spends time between companies and administrations stipulating conventions. He is the right colleague if you need to know the value of the water resources, or simply just take a dip in them.
Managing Director and co-founder of Etifor, he deals with business development, European project management and international cooperation. He’s the perfect person if you need to give a touch of style to your projects or discover innovative approaches to finance environmental conservation.
FABRIZIO MALAGGIThe relentless forester
An avid forester by age 20, having studied growth stages of maples, bonsai trees, and the effects of forests on scouts! Today, he jumps between the parks of Lombardy and the green corridors of Etifor…providing advice to anyone interested in redevelopment of green areas and park management.
MAURO MASIEROThe smart referee
Chairman and co-founder of Etifor, he’s the right person if you need an expert in international trade of forest products and services, responsible forest management, or if you need to solve thorny diplomatic issues.
ELENA MASSARENTIThe zero deforestation Roman
She is Roman by origin, but her spirit lives in the forests: Elena divides her time between zero deforestation projects, urban food forests and trips to the African continent. She is the right person to contact if you want to know everything about agroforestry, but also if you want to discover the forests on a mountain bike.
ANNALICE NICOLUSSIThe cross-cutting writer
Did you know that there are more than 3000 different species of cactus and that some of them can withstand very high temperature changes? This thornless specimen loves warm coastal summers as much as the snow of Trentino. It has a truly unique genetic make-up with traces of: international sciences, human rights, science publication, and social media marketing. We couldn’t let her get away!
COLM O'DRISCOLLThe kind specialist
An Irish forester of proven origins, his passion for innovation and entrepreneurship has made him fully qualified to join the Etifor team. Between one project and another, he sends pictures of the green Irish landscapes, and calls us out on our English level.
DAVIDE PETTENELLAThe passionate professor
Co-founder and member of the Etifor Scientific Committee, he’s a full professor at the
Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (LEAF) Department of the University of Padua. He has kept the secrets of ubiquity for years which allows him to always be where he is needed.
ELENA PISANIThe wise mentor
Assistant professor at the University of Padova, she spends her time investigating the secrets of social capital and innovation in Europe’s rural areas. When she is not busy writing a new publication we like to imagine her flying to South America or working in the field.
FEDERICO PINATOThe unconventional economist
1,2,3… 10000. Calculating the environmental benefits of our projects is not easy but for him the numbers have no mysteries. He joined the team to study ecosystem services but, in the blink of an eye, he has become irreplaceable!
TOMMASO PITTARELLOThe visionary marketer
Attend one of his speeches and he will lead you on a mystical journey made of ethics, marketing, possible futures, distant planets, near solutions. We have never had the chance to see him wearing the scout uniform, but the super dad and marketing expert clothes, already fit him well. If he had a motto it would be: Aim for the moon. Even if you make a mistake, you will land among the stars.
ALEX PRAThe Dolomites forester
Alex tackles every project as it was a mountaineering expedition: meticulous preparation, attention to details, patience, and determination. He is the right person when talking about sustainable investments and if you need suggestions for your next mountain trek.
JUAN DIEGO RESTREPOThe calm explorer
Juan is an incredible combination of peace, tenacity and competence, key elements for working with nature and people. He decided to take his backpack off to devote himself to an ambitious project: improving the relationship between citizens and natural resources. We’re betting on him, especially after knowing he went all the way to the North Pole (on his own) to see the northern lights!
ARIANNA RUBERTOThe resourceful communicator
She’s the right person if you want to grow a social community or promote an event. Her total lack of sense of direction does not stop her from trying new ways of doing things. Between a social post and a press release, she spends her time explaining what it means to be “graduated in Semiotics”.
VALERIO SCARTEZZINICharismatic Sales Consultant
Nicknamed “The Tsar” for his charisma, he is alway on the front line when his colleagues need help with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Scornful of danger on weekends, he is seraphic and peaceful in his role as Sustainable Investments Project Officer. A little bit Dr. Jekyll, a little bit Mr. Hyde.
LAURA SECCOThe rebel scientist
Associate Professor of the University of Padua and co-founder of Etifor, Laura is an international expert in social innovation, good governance in forestry and rural development. There is no cause for which she doesn’t fight; thanks to her, we never miss an opportunity to change things.
WESLEY SNELLThe ecosystemic musician
There are 18 natural ecosystems on Earth and we’re pretty sure that Wes has seen them all: from the United States he took the scenic route, passing through Oceania and Asia, to arrive here, in Italy. Always on the lookout for new solutions to fight the climate crisis, for him nature is one great symphony, and he hopes to help others hear the good tunes.
ENRICO VIDALEThe busy consultant
Our wild forest products expert, or wild products, as he likes to call them. His forestry experience, linked with his passion for collecting field data, enables him to transform forest management into a profitable business.
ELENA VISSAThe happy forester
Whether she is in Finland discovering moose or lost in some Canadian forest, her heart will always bring her among trees and people because it is there, at the meeting point between nature, indigenous people and forestry managers, that she can really change things (and have a great laugh).