Graduated in Tourism from (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS), post-graduation in Methodology in Higher Education, Marketing and Tourism, Master's degree in Tourism and Hotel Management, and Ph.D. in Business Administration and Tourism in the area of concentration Management of Tourism Enterprises, of the Postgraduate Master’s and Doctorate Program of the University of Vale do Itajai (SC). Vice-Rector of Planning and Institutional Development, and Treasurer of the University of Vale do Itajaí (UNIVALI), he has coordinated the undergraduate and Postgradate Lato Sensu courses in Tourism and Hotel Management, and conceived the first Travel Agency School in Brazil.