South African born mother of 2, I have made my way across various countries including Israel and England before settling in Thailand 17 years ago.
With a varied background including many years in Travel, Tourism, F&B, Project management, CSR, scuba diving, environmental conservation, fund raising for charities and an assortment of music, festivals and corporate events, my focus has always been on Sustainability and Responsible Practices across any industry!
From a young age I have had a real passion for conservation and a strong belief in 'Leading Change' – it starts with YOU!
My personal conviction is that it is our responsibility to start with small, simple everyday actions that eventually become 2nd nature, making it easy to add another level as we progress forward and upwards.
If we each make a minor effort to improve our immediate surroundings everything would be better for everyone. Hence, sustainability must start with us; both as individuals and as accountable companies of any size, rather than only expecting governments to instrument the changes that we see are called for daily.
By working closely together with the communities we live in and the places we visit, we can set up schemes that motivate and inspire, whilst demonstrating that there are alternative ways to provide income, security and local job prospects. It is imperative to do so in a manner that has long term foresight but that can begin today, as this is the only maintainable possibility if we wish to protect and save our planet and oceans and all life both on it and in it.
This also helps others see the benefits of implementing smart changes and that Environmental Economics really do work, through knowledge, conservation, equal opportunity and social development.
I truly believe that responsible practices and new information must be shared with liked minded people - like those at PATA and MIST
Atauro island, East Timor
Tibet and Cuba
Receptionist and Customer Services at Vered Ha'Galil guest farm, Israel
Never stop exploring!