Eka, who hails from the Republic of Georgia, is an exceptionally accomplished Caucasian equestrian and mountaineer. In 2000 she was the first woman in the history of Tusheti to win the prestigious local Tushetoba Horse Race, at the age of 15. With deep family roots in the wild mountain region of Tusheti, on Georgia's northeastern edge, Eka's love of the Caucasus Mountains and their hardy, traditional people is infectious. Her goal as a guide is to give her guests a personal and life-changing travel adventure through sharing her culture and passion for Georgia's striking natural beauty. Eka graduated from Trinity Episcopal School in Virginia, USA, and earned a BA in International Business at the University of Tbilisi in Georgia's capital city. She has worked as a development tourism officer supporting non-governmental organizations involved with tourism and conservation. Like many Georgians, Eka also has a strong interest in local food, wine and agriculture. She and her husband, Olaf Malver, own 100 acres of vineyards in Georgia's Kakheti wine country that produce grapes for Danieli Winery, their recently launched boutique winery. Eka's family also owns beehives that support a successful family honey business. Her in-depth knowledge of Georgia and her amazing enthusiasm for its mountains and people help to create travel experiences that provide unforgettable memories for Eka's guests!