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Our Team


The Destination Management Unit (hosted from 2015 to 2023 by Mioritics Association) integrates the local ingredients and values of the area in an action plan agreed by a Board to achieve the vision of Transylvanian Highlands - ecodestination 2023: to be recognized as an premium ecotourism destination, managed in a professional manner, renowned nationally and internationally, with more tourists. They come here to enjoy the natural mosaic landscape and to experience life in well-managed villages in which people mainly live from local products and services they create, through the sustainable use of natural resources and cultural values.

Cristina Iliescu - Destination Manager

Trained as an engineer and born in Sighisoara, Cristina is organically linked to Transylvanian Highlands. First a member of the community, then, since 2010, a part of the expert team that wrote  the Tourism Strategy for the protected area Sighişoara Târnava Mare - Podișul Hârtibaciului. With experience in sustainable development and project management, Cristina has been a part of the Transylvanian Hihglands Team from the beginning, as a responsible strategy and partnerships (2015 - 2019). With tens of thousands of miles traveled back and forth inside the destination, she knows it in detail, at grassroot level. She strongly believes in the potential of this area and especially in the communities and local actors. Particularly when they work together.

"The people of Transylvanian Highlands are the main asset of the destination and one must definitely come and get to know them!"

Mirona Oreian - Communication

Mirona studied Journalism and Psychology at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, and holds a master's degree in Nonprofit Organization Management. With over 10 years of experience in rural development project implementation in the region, she knows the destination well and is passionate about nature, long walks, and fun weekend events. Because this place is home to her, Mirona speaks fondly about everything the Transylvanian Hills represent. She is responsible in our team for managing communication and promoting the destination.


Mădălina Marian - Education and Ecology 

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Madalina has six years of experience in nature conservation and education, working on various international projects, including Carbon Credits Transylvania. Together with the Adept Foundation and Operation Wallacea, she developed the program for the Angofa Biodiversity Center, designing materials and activities for students, pupils, and tourists. Thanks to her social skills, Madalina will collaborate directly with schools in the Transylvanian Hills, bringing nature education and sustainable development into classrooms, aiming to conserve the destination and motivate children to stay in the area.

Denisa Remeș- Social Media Manager

Denisa has a bachelor's degree in Communication and PR, as well as a master's degree in Advertising. Although she studied in Cluj, homesickness brought her back to Sighisoara, her birthplace. Denisa takes care of the presence of Transylvanian Hills online, through posts on Social Media, where she conveys the unique atmosphere of this destination. She is also responsible for updating the information on the Colinor website.

In her role as Administrative Assistant, Denisa takes care of the logistical and organizational side of the association, managing everything with professionalism and attention to detail.


Advisory Committee - The people of the Hills who inspire us

Cristi Gherghiceanu

Caroline Fernolend

Mihai Dragomir

Carmen Pădurean

Cristian Cismaru

Ruth István


They were part of the team of the team and are still close to us

Florentina Florescu - Responsible partner

An ecologist with a master's degree in Sustainable Development, Florentina has extensive experience in developing and implementing projects for nature conservation, ecotourism and education for sustainable development. She has been working in Transylvanian Highlands area since 2005 and is attached to this area, being involved in nature conservation projects together with local communities. She considers this area to be extraordinary through its natural and cultural richness and especially through local initiatives. All of these ingredients are definitely the most important in having an ecotourism destination where the experiences are wonderful.

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