An Accomplished & Award-Winning Communicator

I’m an award-winning writer, photographer, director and video producer.

Today, as a multi-lingual travel journalist, I write on sustainable tourism to tell unique stories that reveal a sense of place and recognize eco-conscious initiatives and actions.

Yesterday, given my background as a public relations tourism executive, I unearthed, wrote about and showcased compelling destination stories. A former UN World Tourism Organization translator, I worked subsequently in various tourism marketing and promotions organizations.

My passion when I travel is to be open and available, engage the heart of the matter and write significant stories.  I photograph the essentials and incidentals of my encounters, record the overt and opaque from my journeys and hope to capture the celebratory and casual realities presented.

From 1998 to 2013, I was a Travel World News (travel trade) contributing editor.  Consumer on-line and print publications to which I have contributed:

I co-authored The Never Ending Seasonthe Missouri 4-H Club’s Cookbook.

It was an honor to be chosen to inaugurate and promote The Eric Williams Memorial Collection.  This first-ever Anglo-Caribbean research library, archives and museum highlights Dr. Eric E. Williams, Trinidad and Tobago’s scholar-turned-statesman and its first prime minister. I wrote, produced and directed History Provides The Blueprint, the award-winning video about his life and legacy, for its first-decade anniversary.

 

The following engagements required my counsel, marketing and/or management skills:

  • Our Afrika Safaris’ ‘Spirit of Botswana’ Journeys, USA, Latin America.
  • Panama Government Tourism Bureau, Washington, D.C. and Panama.
  • Hong Kong Tourism Association, Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong.
  • American Express Cruise Operations, in the Caribbean and Latin America.
  • French American Chamber of Commerce, DFW region and France.
  • The Eric Williams Memorial Collection, Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Fairmont Hotel Public Relations, DFW and the southwestern USA.
  • International Broadcast Center for SBS TV Australia – during World Cup 1994.
  • Jack Tar Village Resorts, in the Caribbean and Latin America.

I am a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and practitioner who collects jaguar masks.