Meet the dedicated minds behind the sea magic Meet The Sea.
Explore the passionate individuals steering our journey to oceanic wonders. Learn about the expertise, enthusiasm, and commitment that drive our mission. Get acquainted with the faces shaping the future of marine exploration!
Gregorio Cañellas, Founder
Born in Ibiza, his earliest memories are of sunny summer days spent with his family by the sea. Countless hours of snorkelling searching for sea urchins, octopi, starfish and catching fish with a rudimentary fishing line.
Later in life, Gregorio spent summers during his university years as a sailing instructor in the ENV Calanova, in Palma, teaching the joys of competitive sailing from small optimists to riveting Lasers to an international audience.
Throughout his life, particularly when his career took him away from the Balearics, Gregorio grew more convinced of the importance of the sea in the context of our lives and our future.
Gregorio is a graduate from Hamilton College and the Kellogg School of Management. He recently completed a course of Superyacht brokerage at the Maritime Training Academy in Surrey, England.
Leah Mountain, UK and International Director
Having the passion of sailing passed on from her father, Leah has grown up feeling connected to the water. Spending her weekends and family holidays on boats were some of her happiest memories.
Leah spent her early life investing in her education, studying film production in London and Cambridge. Alongside her degrees, she travelled the US as a videographer and camp counsellor capturing the best parts of young people’s summers.
After teaching, lecturing, and working in marketing, Leah has joined the Meet the Sea team as UK and International Director.
Luisa Mínguez, Co-founder
Luisa felt the attraction of the sea and Ibiza from a very young age. After the completion of her marketing studies in Madrid she became a full-time resident of her beloved island and embarked on a nautical career specializing in local private charters and boat excursions.
Over the years she combined her work in a wide variety of boats at the local marinas with the completion of a number of nautical certifications.
It is her abundant experience in the Ibiza marine industry that persuaded her of the need to create experiences specifically designed for families revolving around the sea and marine life.
Luisa has concentrated in ensuring customer satisfaction and identifying new business partners for Meet the Sea.
She holds PPER and skipper of passenger ships licenses.
Carlos Recarte, Partner
Carlos is one of the three partners in Meet the Sea, and a very
welcome addition to our group in 2021.
He is managing partner at Recarte & Fontenla, a Madrid-based executive search firm that specialises in the evaluation and recruitment of managers and board members.
Carlos, a long-time friend of our founder, generously lends his wealth of experience to Meet the Sea in business development and finding solutions for our corporate strategy and growth. He is also an avid fan of the sea and is particularly committed to the concept of sustainability in all areas of our experiences.
Helena Margot, Molecular and Marine biologist
Helena is an expert in our Ibiza waters having enjoyed them from childhood and later as a professional diver over the past three decades. She spends a considerable amount of time in her beloved Ibiza home and is a key figure in our team as well as an inspiration to all of us. She started her career as a researcher of anti-carcinogenic drugs and later served as a scientific advisor to the government of Equatorial Guinea.
We have benefitted from her advice in the design of our marine experiences for an international audience of children and adults and enjoyed her support of Meet the Sea from its inception. She continues to inspire our imagination as an avid gastrobotanist with her exciting current projects with Gurú lab in Madrid and El silencio in Cala Molí, Ibiza.
Patricia Rodriguez De Los Rios, Advisor
Patricia is an accountant by trade who helps us streamline our purchasing decisions and guides us in our digital marketing strategy, her second talent and passion.
You may also find Patricia occasionally lending a hand in our activities, at sea or on the boat, as she is a long-time resident of Ibiza who loves the sea. Always energetic and with a contagious smile, Patricia has been involved in different areas of Meet the Sea since 2021.
Jesica Traicovich, Audiovisual producer
Jes keeps our Meet the Sea journey well documented with her passion for video and music. Her GoPro is constantly surrounding us in and out of the water!
We are particularly thankful for her dedication and patience in creating content and relentless editing prowess. This year she has helped us in developing specific content for our subaquatic drone which has added a new dimension to our company in offering our clients a new experience in Ibiza.
Her avid desire to learn and constant energy and smile always motivates us.
Etienne Rosler, Tour guide
Etienne is a true inspiration for those who love Ibiza. A long-time resident, she is an expert on outdoor activities ranging from snorkelling to hiking, biking, kayaking and stargazing. Her expertise in marine flora and fauna and friendliness has delighted our visitors all season. She makes compelling live presentations on board and follows through with a detailed guided snorkelling tour drawing on her vast experience. Etienne is fluent in Spanish, German and English, a fact our international audience really appreciated!