MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

SAM LISTER

Founder and CEO
Sam is half Scottish, half New Zealander, born and raised in Hong Kong and Japan, schooled in England and now living in Spain. He is a mish-mash of cultural backgrounds and now an adopted Sevillano!

Sam’s love for Spain began when his school rugby coach, also head of the Spanish department, asked if he would like to join his class and try learning Spanish! There was no looking back from there! He went on to complete Hispanic studies at Leeds University and was on a flight to Seville the day after his final exam.

He has lived here ever since and is married to a lovely “Sevillana” called Lucia! He created Tailormade Andalucia in 2008 and has since specialized in unique itineraries and experiences taking travellers off the beaten track and getting under the skin of Southern Spain.

He’s the ideal guy to create a holiday, combining a resident’s knowledge with a foreign traveller’s eye.

FRANCISCO MUÑOZ

COO
Francisco (or Fran as we call him) was born and raised in Málaga, he is a ‘Malagueño’ through and through! After finishing his studies at the University of Málaga, he spent a number of years living in the UK and the USA, soaking up their cultures and exploring both countries. Eventually he decided to return to Málaga where he got stuck into creating travel experiences to his beloved Spain and above all Andalucia.

After a number of years working for bespoke incoming travel companies, he has a wealth of experience in tourism and hospitality industries. He has fine-tuned his expertise to become one of the finest operations manager’s in the business! A stickler for detail, he is Mr Organised and the point of contact for all of our clients whilst their feet are on Spanish soil. He is what we call a back office man, our Operations Manager!

JAMES MONRO

Travel Designer

James’ love affair with Spain began many moons ago with his family’s holidays to the Balearic island of Menorca. Shortly after his first visit, when asked to choose what language to study at school, Spanish was a clear choice for him and he progressed to study a degree in Spanish Language and Literature at Leeds University…

Since then, he has lived in Oviedo, Marbella, Cádiz Province and now Seville has become his surrogate city, where he has resided for over a decade, settling in the characterful and authentic neighbourhood of Triana – the birthplace of Flamenco! He is passionate about the many things the region has to offer, from its city life to its outdoors, its culinary to its climate and even its fiestas to its siestas!

Quite the British gentleman and the ideal host, he’s the perfect guy to create Tailormade itineraries and help you get the most out of your trip to Spain!