Margarita Kannis was born in Australia. She moved permanently to Kastellorizo in 2013. Margarita is an international sports producer, specialising in live multi sports events such as Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. In 2005 she was awarded an Emmy for her work as Technical Supervisor on the Athens Summer Olympics with the American broadcaster, NBC. On Kastellorizo she is part of the non-profit organisation, Drasi Kastellorizou, working with the community for a broader, ecological lifestyle for locals and tourists.