Promoting while protecting nature

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Skills that I bring to my tourism clients

  • Experienced project manager
  • Tenacious problem solver
  • Excellent communicator
  • Enthusiastic sales and marketing coordinator

Recent Experiences in Tourism

Past President: Pacific Whale Watch Association - Pacific Northwest Visit Pacific Whale Watch Association website
Past Owner, Operator, Founder: San Juan Safaris Whale Watch and Wildlife Tours - San Juan Island, WA
Visit San Juan Safaris Website
President:  Kenai River Sport Fishing Lodge - Kenai River, Alaska
Visit Kenai River Sport Fishing Lodge website -Marketing and Eco–tourism consultant
-Eco Tourism Consultant
-Tourism Marketing Consultant -Business Coach
-Travel Industry Marketing Consultant
-Former  member: Puget Sound Attractions Council - Seattle, WA; An elite group of tourist activities including; Seattle Space Needle, Boeing Museum, Woodland Park Zoo and more Visit Puget Sound Attractions Council website
-Former board member: People for Puget Sound- Seattle, WA; now a part of Washington Environmental Council
Visit People for Puget Sound website
-Founding board member: San Juan Islands Visitor Bureau, San Juan Island, WA Visit the DMO for San Juan Islands website and its history
-Former member of the Governors  Board Washington State Tourism Commission 2010 - Seattle, WA
Visit current the Governors  Board Washington State Tourism Commission

History of Tourism Experience

Founder, Owner, Operator, Marketing Director: San Juan Safaris & San Juan Charters - San Juan Island, WA Created and developed both sea kayaking and whale watching tours along with a fleet of rental boats  in both Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington. Visit San Juan Safaris Whale Watch and Wildlife Tours website

Founder, Owner, now partner: Kenai River Sport Fishing Lodge - Cooper Landing, Alaska. Assist partners in marketing and operating a sport fishing lodge on the Kenai River. Visit Kenai River Sport Fishing Lodge website

Owner, Marketing  Director: Alaska Seacoast Charters, Inc. - Throughout Prince William Sound, Alaska Assisted partners in the development of unique natural history charter tours and fly fishing trips utilizing a 65 foot motor vessel "The Discovery". This boat was completely renovated by our team under my direction. Visit Alaska Wildland Adventures website

Owner, Operator, Marketing Director: Action Alaska, Inc. - Anchorage, Alaska Created and operated an outdoor activities point of sale retail business, selling and booking trips and lodging throughout the state of Alaska

Owner, Operator, Marketing Director:  Alaska Fishing & Wilderness  Adventures, Inc. -  Various parts of Alaska Created and operated a large tour company consisting of two fishing lodges, fly fishing float trips, natural history safaris and day fishing and rafting trips.   Currently operating as Alaska Wildland Adventures. Visit Alaska Wildland Adventures website

Superintendent:  Chugach State Park & Kenai/Kodiak Park District - Anchorage, Alaska. Operation and management of over 750,000 acres of Alaska park lands. Visit Chugach State Park website

Program Chief: Alaska Youth Conservation Corps - Anchorage, Alaska. Operations/Management of environmental conservation camps/projects across Alaska with 144 youths and 30 adults. Visit Alaska Youth Conservation Corps - YCC

Park Ranger:  Alaska State Parks - Anchorage, Alaska. Ranger for the 1/2 million acre Chugach State Park Visit Chugach State Park website

Recreation  Activities Supervisor: Oglebay Park - Wheeling, West Virginia Operation and maintenance of youth programs and recreation facilities Visit Oglebay Park's website  

Graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BS degree in Recreation, Parks and Leisure.

I know there is something I can do for you

Whether you are a small business or a national park service - I know there is something I can do for you.