He writes the blog Unbounded Life and heads the preservation initiative The Ginkgo Society based in Dali Yunnan.
Ms Amanda Barney, Managing Director, Coastal Tourism Research Amanda holds a master's degree in Marine Affairs and has worked extensively in fisheries science, coastal tourism development and resource management.
As an ecotourism consultant, she has also worked on sustainable tourism initiatives in the US, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon, and the Caribbean.
Heather has led tours and designed responsible excursion options for Travel Dynamics International at ports of call in 20 African countries. John Avella, Director, Hospitality Management Program, Cal State University at Monterey Bay John has been Vice President of Human Resources for Marriott Corporation, The Rainbow Room and Windows on the World.
Currently Amanda is both a managing director at Coastal Tourism Research, a tourism research and consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest, and a member of the fisheries team at Ecotrust Canada.
where she works for the crab fishery in Prince Rupert, BC and supports tourism development opportunities in this coastal community. Kimberly Batty, Instructor, Lock Haven University Kimberly A.
His current project is restoring the Pear Orchard Temple, a 300-year old folk temple in Shaxi Yunnan, which will continue to serve as a community and religious center as well as a visitor information hub for the Shaxi Valley. Alex Adams, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Coastal Tourism Research, LLC Coastal Tourism Research projects combine Alex's professional experiences as a mariner, wilderness guide, and educator.Alex has published papers on the impacts of cruise ship tourism on small coastal communities as well as on using marine technology to develop new forms of ecotourism in marine environments.Batty received her Masters Degree in Leisure Studies and her Ph D from Penn State in Workforce Education and Development.Alex is dedicated to helping those interested in sustainable tourism achieve their goals through research, planning, and guidance.
Ms Heather Arrowood, Technical Advisor, Organisation Ecotouristique du Lac Oguemoué (OELO) Heather is currently based in Gabon as a technical advisor for the local NGO, OELO.