Management and Program Team

Management and Program Team
Julia Guerra

Julia Guerra

Julia Guerra is TIES Director of Operations. She is responsible for overseeing the educational programs, membership and communications, and the ecoAuction. She also helps organize the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference. Julia did her undergraduate work in International Relations at San Francisco State University. She has worked with various conservation and philanthropy organizations, including American Conservation Experience. Julia is also an avid scuba diver, hiker, and world traveler.

 

Email: julia@ecotourism.org

Skype: julia.j.guerra

David Sanchez

David Sánchez

David Sánchez es representante de miembros de Latinoamérica. Culminó su carrera de Ingeniería en Administración de Empresas Hoteleras y Turísticas en la Universidad de las Américas en la ciudad de Quito. Anteriormente trabajó en JW. Marriott, donde desempeñó el cargo de coordinador de eventos. A los 20 años de edad viajó a Europa, con el fin de perfeccionar sus idiomas francés y alemán. Trabajó y estudió alemán en Mannheim Alemania donde permaneció por un año. Desde niño se dedicó a la música y toca instrumentos de percusión, principalmente la batería.

 

David Sanchez is the TIES Latin American Membership Representative. He completed his Engineering degree in Hotel Management and Tourism at UDLA (Universidad de las Américas) in Quito. He likes to travel and have cultural exchanges with people around the world. Previously, David worked at JW. Marriott as the event coordinator. In his early 20’s, he traveled to Europe in order to improve his French and German. He worked and studied German in Mannheim-Germany, where he remained for a year. David is a passionate musician, he plays percussion instruments.                      

                     

Email: david@ecotourism.org

Skype: david.sanchez_ecotourism

Lauren Melde

Lauren Melde

Lauren is the TIES Membership and Communications Coordinator. She is responsible for membership outreach, the ecoAuction program, and social media marketing. Lauren completed her Bachelors Degree at George Mason University in Integrative Studies with a focus on sustainability and the environment. She has worked with large events such as the Sustainable Living Roadshow, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment. When not conducting research on the sustainable world, Lauren can be found mountain climbing, hiking, and traveling the world.

 

Email: lauren@ecotourism.org

Skype: lauren-ecotourism

Mercedes Hunt

Mercedes Hunt

Mercedes Hunt is TIES Events Consultant. She oversees the various TIES' events, including the annual Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference. Prior to TIES, she worked in the special events industry for 10 years. She then added to her professional knowledge by completing a Master's degree at San Francisco State University in Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism. She has since been working to combine her collective knowledge, by promoting and implementing more responsible travel and events.

 

Email: mhunt@ecotourism.org

Skype: mercedes-ecotourism

 

 

 

  

 

 

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