Verena started Vegan Tours NY out of a love for food and showing people what New York has to offer. She has worked as a tour guide for years, leading group trips in Europe (bus tours for teenagers and river cruises for seniors) and local tours in NYC. Prior to starting her own tour business, she worked in international affairs and holds a degree in communications, anthropology and development studies. In her day job, she helps companies import their food and drinks to the United States.
She loves animals, loves to travel the world (she has visited over 70 countries), cook, spend time in nature with her husband and her dog, Truffle. She also loves to taste and learn about beer and wine. A native of Austria, she speaks fluent German, as well as good Spanish, some Italian, and a little bit of French. She's lived in New York for over 10 years and still finds new things to do.
She is a Certified Vegan Life Coach through the Main Street Vegan Academy, a certified beer server (studying for Certified Cicerone), and has a wine certification through WSET (level 2).