The Crooked Trails Team
Dan Moore is the CEO of the travel-industry consultancy, Pandion. Dan has over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur, professional adventure guide, and high-level facilitator. He has successfully launched and led two travel companies, filling numerous roles at each. Dan has participated in every Adventure Travel World Summit since 2008, learning best practices and industry trends from business leaders from around the globe. He is frequently asked to present at conferences and meetings and regularly delivers seminars and workshops.
Dan has extensive experience designing cutting edge itineraries and travel products, and applying innovative techniques to market these products. He frequently utilizes his operations knowledge, including guide training, permitting, risk-management, staff management, and more, in his role at Crooked Trails.Dan sits on other non-profit boards: he represents the Adventure & Recreation segment on the board of the Washington Tourism Alliance and was a co-chair of the Alliance’s marketing committee; and is Board President for the youth focused Terra-Forma Education.
At the heart of his work is a passion for sustainable business, and the concept that we can have a profound impact on the world due to our actions.
communications and outreach manager
A born and raised Washingtonian, Kassie derives much of her adventurous spirit from the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. After completing studies in Recreation & Leadership at Western Washington University, she was able to take her degree, combine it with a little PNW spirit and coffee – and create a path in the tourism industry. After traveling and guiding throughout South America with Crooked Trails she returned home to promote Seattle as a destination. Kassie went on to explore new regions in the South Pacific with two other travel companies, and then spent several years managing a Seattle urban winery. Come Fall of 2021, she will be pursuing her Master’s in Communication Leadership at the University of Washington. Kassie has joined the Crooked Trails team once again as the Communications and Outreach Manager. She looks forward to supporting Crooked Trails’ NEXT 20 and the many community based tourism projects on the horizon.
Board of Directors
Kelsey Holmes lives in Seattle, WA and works for Amazon Web Services running global partnership programs. She develops and executes programs focused on AWS’s cutting-edge services and constantly expanding global partnership presence. This includes engineering and implementing partner development strategies, building mindshare through partners, and increasing adoption of AWS’ services across Partners and their Customers.
She grew up in Northern California, and has always had a passion for exploring, travel and sustainability. Her first roles were with Glide Memorial Non-Profit in San Francisco, and with American Cancer Society launching new social programs. She has a degree in Quantitative Economics from University of California, Irvine as well as a Law Degree from the University of Notre Dame. When not at work, Kelsey is building Legos with her six-year old son, hiking with her golden retriever, gardening, or traveling!
Kymber loves her job leading a team of auditors for local government but regularly heeds the call of the open road. She runs Riveted Kids with her husband, a travel company that creates summer camp adventures that connect teens directly to trusted locals, activities, and culture. Kymber has Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Public Policy and Governance and has worked as a consultant, analyst, psychotherapist, and teacher, among other things. Kymber is committed to helping kids on a path of global citizenship, local food security, and community capacity building.
Julie grew up in Northern Minnesota, but answered the call of Washington’s mountains and waters in her early twenties and has never looked back. She holds a BS in Business Administration and has worked in multiple settings, using her skills to enable mission-driven organizations to find their strengths and manage their resources in the best possible ways to support their well-being and growth. Julie is a wandering spirit wrapped in the pragmatism that comes from being a numbers person and the single mother of two daughters who are now of the age where they are exploring their own life adventures. Julie is honored to be a part of an organization that will benefit from her pragmatic skills while enabling her wandering spirit to finally have equal time.
Tammy Leland is a passionate traveler who has spent more than 20 years exploring the world. An outdoor enthusiast who enjoys climbing at high altitudes, Tammy initially began traveling the world as she sought out enticing peaks, visiting remote areas and living with mountain people. Over the course of her adventures, she learned fluent Spanish and discovered the joys of world music and connecting with local communities.
Tammy holds a B.S. in geology from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in environmental education from Western Washington University. Her master’s thesis examined the environmental, cultural, and economic impacts of travel. Prior to co-founding Crooked Trails, Tammy worked in a variety of positions related to education and the environment. She developed an industry workshop on responsible travel and is an expert on the development and delivery of interactive education programs, international community development, environmentally and culturally sensitive travel, and corporate social responsibility.
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