Born and raised in the city of Karlovac, in the north of Croatia. Her adventurous nature quickly evolved from playing around
Karlovac's lush parks, rivers, and forests to guiding canoeing, kayaking, cycling, and hiking trips in Croatia. She was introduced to her favorite outdoor activity, speleology while living in Karlovac 1996 after high school. Since then, caving, hiking,
camping, climbing, and exploring Croatia became a way of life for her. When she’s not guiding, Željka volunteers in non-profit organizations like mountain rescue service, mountaineering, and speleology organizations
sharing outdoor adventures with other friends.
Željka is a licensed mountain guide, Nordic walking guide, and rescuer in Croatia mountain rescue service.