Our Members

We would like to introduce you to the members of our association



Born in Austria, I became a wheelchair user at the age of 21. Since 2015 I spend most of the year in Tenerife, where I especially enjoy the constant warm weather, the sea and the friendly people of this amazing island. I enjoy water sports, tennis and recently started to try a bit of hand cycling.



I am Joseta Ximenez, born in Tenerife, I live in El Medano since I was 20 years old and I have always been in love with this town. When I was 25 years old, my left leg was amputated and since then, the sea has been a great help to me, I swim every morning and it is my passion. I am very happy to belong to IODA, where we are eager to create activities and situations for the integration of people like me. And last but not least, I love to communicate with people, that is to say that I talk a lot.



Soy de República Checa, he estado viviendo en Tenerife por períodos más cortos durante los últimos 15 años hasta que finalmente me instalé aquí cuando nació mi hijo. As for hobbies I like scuba diving, kitesurfing, hiking and piano. I started thinking more about accessibility and inclusion when I met a friend who used a wheelchair. Now I am happy to be involved in such a positive and inclusive project.



I was born in Malaga, but I live in Tenerife. I am a physical education teacher and currently work in a water sports center. My hobbies include snowboarding, kitesurfing and hiking. Member of the IODA project and proud to be part of this team.



I'm Julia, a fan of various sports and spend good times with friends going on adventures. I am an art teacher and graphic designer. Originally from Salamanca, I came to El Medano to enjoy the sea, the wind and the sun. Here I met the colleagues of the organization with whom I enjoy doing various activities, always making sure that any event is accessible to everyone.



I am Venezuelan and currently live in Tenerife. I am an elementary school teacher although I do not work as a teacher. I currently work as a Community manager, I kitesurf in my spare time, and I am very happy to be part of the IODA team.



I was born in Venezuela, I am an electronic engineer but I am professionally dedicated to photography and video. I love extreme sports like kitesurfing, surfing and skateboarding. I love to support projects that bring value to the world in an ethical way, which is why I decided to be part of this wonderful team.



I was born in Switzerland and live in Zurich. In 2009 I had an accident with my paraglider and broke several vertebrae in my neck. Unfortunately, I am in a lot of pain because of the injury. That is why, for the last few years, I have been spending the winter in Tenerife. I have found a second home. I love exploring the island with my electric wheelchair. The climate is ideal for my pain and I have made new friends on the island. Even if limited, many things are still possible.