Mike Mitchell

{ Sports Director }

Born in San Francisco, California, Mike has always been fascinated by sports, especially soccer. Son of Irish immigrants, with an adventurous spirit, he has lived in four different continents.  In 1994, hired as athletic director & soccer coach for  The  American  School  of  Campinas, São Paulo, the team became champions for the first time in school’s history, after 40 years competing.

In 1999, Mike married a Brazilian software engineer, Maristela with whom he has a 12 year old son, Keegan.

Check this link to know more about Mike’s philanthropy project in Africa:


Denis Llaveria Quero

{ Operations/Reservation Director }

Born in São Paulo to Spanish parents, played futsal for SC Corinthians Paulista between 1985 and 1988. In 1995, took an internship with São Paulo FC at the professional soccer department. Also holds a soccer coach certification from SITREPESP ( São Paulo coaches union – 1995 ) and a Post Graduation in Sports Management at Uni FMU, São Paulo, Brazil ( 1997 ).  In 1999, worked with former Brazilian National team player Alemão ( World Cups 1986 and 1990 ) as assistant director of XV de Piracicaba, a traditional country side club in São Paulo.

In 2005, after a period of language studies in England and Spain, joined the BSA team, managing the program reservations in Paraty.


Our story : Founded in 2000 by Michael Mitchell,  Body & Soul Adventures ( BSA ) began its activities, bringing guests from USA and Europe for a program of physical activity, cultural experience and overall fun. After eight years of global success and over 3000 guests, Mike inaugurated the sports program of BSA, bringing American teams for tours and appearances in Brazil. By combining these activities in order to provide a more focused sports program, Mike created BSA Sports in March 2010, which now looks after matters pertaining exclusively to sport and athletes.