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Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro, British School of Rio de Janeiro, Faculdade SENAI-CETIQT, Fashion Institute of Technology, Universidade Cândido Mendes - UCAM
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Napa, California, United States · Member since April 2012

After completing her bachelor degree in Business Administration in Candido Mendes University and Senai Cetiqt (Technological Center for the Quemistry and Textile Center) in Rio de Janeiro, Cristina Flynn transferred her studies to New York, at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she graduated on Fashion Marketing. She decided to “make it happen” in New York and faced the competitive fashion world. She started at Promostyl, a fashion forescasting company, Frederick Atkins, a buying office, Sully Bonnelly, a high end fashion designer, and at last a Color Manager Director of Capital Mercury Apparel, a manufacturing company. She also assisted Oscar de la Renta in the ready to wear business in NY as his assitant.

After fifteen years of NY. Cristina and her brother Andre, bought their 1st apartment in December 2002 (at Flamengo, Rio), where they renovated for 1 year with the objective of renting it out to students, tourists or business travelers. She had many experiences hosting students and lodging them while she attended the British and American School of Rio de Janeiro for 12 years.

After many requests during the year of 2004 and 2005, they decided to add to their website apartments, houses and residence flats that where from friends and family. Cristina's full time job is to rent apartments and homes in Rio de Janeiro.

Maria Cristina is responsible for all the reservation and bookings and client liaison. Cristina's favorite hobby is sailing with her husband at the Guanabara Bay, or bicycle riding across the board walk. They manage now to split their lives between California and Rio where her husband has family and a Construction & Renovation business in Napa Valley. Mother of two children, Maria Luiza and William Roman, Maria Cristina is married to William L. Flynn.