Who we are

OwnersThe Owners

Barbara Fulford, President and Founder of Valesa, has specialized in organizing art and cultural tours of Spain and Portugal for more than thirty years. Barbara is also a great connoisseur of Spanish regional cuisines, lending special attention to gastronomy to complete the cultural experience of our clients. BA Indiana University; MA Middlebury College / University of Madrid in Spanish History and Culture.

Marcy Forman, Vice President and Co-Owner, is an accomplished travel professional with twenty five years experience on both sides of the ocean in meeting planning, hotel and airline management, travel agency sales and tour operation. Marcy is the editor of Valesa’s magazine, España and Portugal Cultural, which provides clients with an update twice per year of what is happening in art and culture across the Iberian Peninsula. BS Hotel Administration Cornell University; Southern Methodist University (Madrid) in Spanish Culture Studies.

The Team:

Valesa teamOur lovely team of experts at a recent lunch at the Villa Magna to celebrate Laura’s 15th anniversary of working for Valesa Cultural Services.

From left to right. Laura, Barbara, Berta, Marcy, Janelle and Irina (front).