Team

Our dedicated team is composed of communication and marketing experts – all of which have at least ten years of experience in the tourism and lifestyle segment. The passion and sensitivity for the intricacies of our profession, an excellent network of contacts, as well as a holistic approach to client care are what set us apart from other PR agencies. We are very proud to have such an experienced team.

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Anke Schaffelhuber

Anke Schaffelhuber

Managing Owner

After studying arts in New York City, Anke Schaffelhuber graduated in Business Administration with a major in marketing in Munich. After six years of PR management at the internationally renowned fashion house Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGa.A, Anke took over the PR management for Wilderness Safaris, to establish the company on the German market. In January 2006 Anke Schaffelhuber created her own agency named Schaffelhuber Communications, taking care of clients in the luxury market. As a travel soul and expert voyager, Anke travels the world and draws inspiration for creative PR concepts from exposure to foreign cultures and from diverse nature phenomena. Her second passion is photography, which she developed even further during her many travels. Ever since, Anke Schaffelhuber created a new perspective on the beauty of our endangered world through her Fine Art Photography.

Christine Pierk

Senior PR Manager

Christine already gained lots of PR experiences during her studies in political science and communication science and discovered her passion for writing texts back then. She could use these skills in the PR departments of several NGOs and after a traineeship in journalism for some years in the press office of the city of Fulda. As she likes to work in an international environment, she has lived and worked in the US and Australia for several months. Since 2016 she lives in the beautiful city of Munich and implements creative PR ideas for startups, online portals, search engines and different tourism clients. When she is not travelling around the world, she relaxes by reading a good book or watching a new TV series.

Petra Maier

Senior PR Manager

Petra has been working in the travel & tourism industry for around 20 years. She has worked on numerous accounts for various agencies and has built up a solid network. She worked for Dubai Tourism, Visit Finland, Tourism Australia, Cook Islands Tourism, Singapore Tourism Board, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, The Slate Phuket and Corinthia Hotels. Personally, she loves travelling, foreign cultures and traditions, culinary specialties and the people who shape and form a country. International life and a cosmopolitan lifestyle are important to her. Whether it's Californian vibes around Los Angeles or tented saunas in Finland - the exciting thing about this job is always gaining new experiences and getting to know lots of people and - after all these years - simply feeling at home in this industry. Her path to PR led her via a degree in English and German studies and work as an editor.
Stefanie Hartl

Stefanie Hartl

PR Manager

Already during her studies of business administration Stefanie discovered her love for PR. After graduating she decided to move to Munich and turn her passion for communication into her profession. In Munich she worked for more than seven years in renowned PR agencies for international fashion and luxury brands and built up a large media network. The native of Nuremberg has always found the perfect balance in travelling. Today she likes to discover the world together with her own small family and combine her passion for foreign countries with her dream job.

Iris Vogel

Senior PR Manager

Iris lives luxury tourism and above all the High-end hotel trade for more than 20 years. In her varied career she has already looked after the most renowned hotels, luxury resorts and hotel companies. Parallel to this, she is well versed in the fields of events, lifestyle, and beauty. She has organized major events and exciting incentives for Gruner & Jahr, BMW or the Bavarian State Government, for example. Many creative event concepts originate from her pen. Because writing and storytelling are her passion. Her specialist training as a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy and relaxation therapist helps her to empathize with people, topics, and situations and to develop targeted strategies. In her free time, Iris likes to spend time with her dog in nature. For her, this is the ideal compensation for her active PR day.
Christine Klimscha

Christine Klimscha

Senior PR Manager

Christine has been successfully doing press work for various clients and events for the past 20 years. She started her PR journey in the culture segment working in the press office of the Deutsche Theater (German Theatre), for whom she coordinated many creative and exciting press events. After that, she worked for the well-known communication and event agency Edition Sportiva for ten years. As communication manager, she was responsible for all media and celebrity events. Through her previous occupation, she brings with her a great network of celebrities, long-standing contacts with journalists, VIP´s, influencers and opinion leaders. Finding her passion for tourism over the past few years, she brings her wide knowledge of influencer and celebrity marketing as well as traditional PR with her. In her private time, Christine enjoys traveling and lots of fun activities with her family.

Andrea Rehn

Senior PR Manager

Andrea has been working in advertising and PR for more than 30 years. After her training as an advertising clerk in a full-service agency, she worked for a TV station for many years where she was responsible for key customers. Afterwards she worked for a mineral oil company before starting at a Publishing House. Andrea built up the international press department of the Publishing Group and organized the worldwide PR for some well-known photographers and authors as well as for many book titles from the luxury and hotel sector. In addition to the placement of book reviews, she organized interviews as well as radio and TV appearances. Thanks to her many years of experience in PR, she has a broad network in the international media. In her leisure time she likes to be on tour with her four dogs. You can meet her in a self-converted caravan on the Dutch North Sea or in Brittany. Sustainability plays a big role for Andrea – her dogs are even testing vegan meals at the moment.

Gaby Wehle

Senior PR Manager

For Gaby Wehle, her passion for travel is a lifelong vocation. Born in Vienna, she trained in the hotel industry in Switzerland, was co-owner of the first two-star hotel in Hessen and has felt at home in the world for 20 years. Passionate about food and wine, she has in-depth knowledge of industry and media relations and is familiar with both stand-alone and integrated activities in the hospitality and travel and tourism sectors. Most recently, she worked for Tourism Tasmania for Continental Europe and gained her hotel expertise through engagements with Kempinski Hotels, Forte Villages Hotels, and a number of small boutique hotels. Her deep love of nature and unspoiled landscapes is her daily inspiration.
Her hobbies are foreign cultures, cooking, all outdoor activities and deepening a sustainable way of life together with people.

Carina Platzer

PR Account Support

Carina is our PR Account Support. She is studying PR and Communication in her first semester and is keen to dive into the working world of PR agencies. She was able to gain first experiences in marketing and event management during an internship in an international cosmetics company, as well as with an Italian sustainable fashion designer. Then she was able to build up knowledge in the media world, in metadata and content management. She loves traveling, languages and cultures, so the tourism industry fascinates her a lot. Carina grew up in a small village near Siena, in southern Tuscany. "Bagno Vignoni" is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is therefore a popular tourist destination. So, she was strongly influenced by tourism already in her childhood. She is happy to be accompanied through her studies together with Schaffelhuber Communications and to gain experience in the field of PR and tourism.

Felice-Yasmin Sadak

PR Account Support

Felice is studying media and communication management. Her previous experience at a sus-tainable fashion e-commerce sparked her interest in press relations. She now supports the Schaffelhuber Communications team as a working student. Felice is especially excited about working with international clients in the tourism industry, as she loves traveling to new cities and countries and immersing herself in their cultures.
To better understand her Turkish roots, she travels the country a lot. The culinary diversity of the cuisine as well as the hospitality captivate her. On these trips she also discovered her pas-sion for windsurfing and loves to spend the hot summer months in the windsurfing mecca Alaçatı. The combination of sustainability and travel, which Schaffelhuber Communications attaches great importance to, is something Felice finds important as our world is very close to her heart.

Samuele Wijesinghe

PR Account Support

Born and raised in Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich, Samuele was always passionate about traveling to discover the various cultures the world has to offer. After graduating high school in 2019, he decided to explore the other half of his roots and stayed in Sri Lanka for a longer period. During his stay he traveled the island to understand the Sri Lankan way of life and its traditions. Growing up bilingually, it further encouraged him to learn new languages to understand the culture better. His creative nature helps him when writing texts and creating social media content. Since October 2020, Samuele has been studying business administration at the University of Augsburg. To not fall into a monotonous lifestyle, Samuele likes to keep busy with his hobbies that are comprised of art, sports, music, and acting jobs. It is important to him to always be friendly towards others. He likes to learn new skills and is a team player.
Edith Boesl

Edith Frieser (Parental Leave)

Senior PR Manager

Already during her studies of media and communication sciences Edith knew that her professional home should be PR and worked afterwards in different agencies of the tourism, film and culture industry. Edith herself gained editorial experience while working for a Munich lifestyle magazine. At Schaffelhuber Communications in 2013 she discovered her passion for the lifestyle of southern Africa and at the same time her fondness for sustainable topics and tourism. When she's not immersed in the world of culinary delights, Edith lives for nature and the mountains in her free time: freeriding, mountain biking, running - not even after four months of sabbatical has she got enough of it and is on tour in every free minute.

Natascha Sagorski (Parental Leave)

PR Director and Member of Executive Board

Due to her longstanding experience as a journalist and columnist for TV and Press, Natascha has superior knowledge for media possibilities and editorial processes. She also is an expert storyteller. During her studies in political science and communications, she built a vast media network. In her spare time, Natascha travels the world by ship or plane with her dog Minou. Her job as PR manager, her passion for travelling and love for writing is all joined together and make her a successful author of belletristic novels. Natascha is currently on her parental leave.
Claudia Bendl

Claudia Hanß (Parental Leave)

Senior PR Manager

With her master’s degree in European Ethnology, Italian Literature and Sociology, Claudia is predestinated for some of the most beautiful things life has to offer: travel and Italian lyrics. After two years in the U.S. and Italy, she did research on the effects of emotions at the workplace, the flexible and mobile lifes of nowadays as well as various tourism phenomena. She finally ended up in public relations for sustainable sport brands and lifestyle products, before joining Schaffelhuber Communications, where she is specialized in luxurious hotels, economic topics and sustainability.