Retreat to Tuscany Team

Meet the Retreat to Tuscany Team

TeamTheresa6Theresa Callahan – Your Retreat Host & Executive Leadership Coach

Based in Seattle, Washington, Theresa is an Author, Executive Leadership Coach and Workshop Facilitator. She is the founder of Retreat to Tuscany and your Host and Retreat Facilitator for your 1-week full immersion wellness and self-care experience based in the Toscana Region of Italy, in the village of Montisi.

Theresa will provide one-on-one coaching and individual guidance and support to help you prepare and maximize your Retreat experience.



Elizabeth Cochrane

Based in Montisi, Elizabeth is the local British Artist and Hospitality consultant who will provide a group walking tour on Day 1 of your Retreat.

Liz will also provide a private tour of her art gallery and facilitate a customized guided watercolor painting experience where you will create your own treasured painting of the Tuscan landscape that you can bring home with you.


TeamAntonella2Antonella Pireda

Based in Montisi, Antonella is a rock-star private tour guide who is passionate about local tradition, art history, food and wine. She is even an official Cheese Taster!

Educated in Milan and having played host to hundreds of tourists over the years (including some well-known celebrities), Antonella will be your private Tour Guide during your customized excursions during the week.


TeamChef2Alessandro Piccinini

Chef Alessandro has owned restaurants and run kitchens throughout Tuscany for almost 20 years, and now runs a private cooking school in Montisi that provides private chef services for groups desiring delicious local cuisine.

Chef Alessandro and his team will take care of your Retreat group by preparing and serving a custom menu of delicious, traditional Tuscan meals during your stay in Villa Maddalena.


TeamAnnette2 Annette Bond

Savvy Seattle, Washington based Stylist and owner of Definitive Style, Annette is your Wardrobe Consultant who will inspire you to pack with finesse.

She will provide your group with Packing Tips that will help you save luggage space and put together a Tuscany travel wardrobe that is simple, comfortable and Style Confident.



Wendy Denny

Based in Seattle, Washington, Wendy is a talented and resourceful Travel Consultant. She uses her 16+ years in the travel industry to help her clients create extended travel adventures with ease! She has extensive knowledge of Europe and will support you with seamless, customized pre and post-retreat itineraries, as needed.



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