James Dion, Vice President of Destination Partnerships
Prior to joining Solimar in 2010, James served as the Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable Destinations at the National Geographic Society. Previous to his work with NGS, James directed international ecotourism programs for conservation NGO's in Mexico, Central America, and Asia, and he has lectured at the Technical University of Graz in Austria.
James' interest in linking tourism to conservation and community development is an outgrowth of his over 15 years of experience as a professional river and wilderness guide/outfitter. He has founded and developed locally run sustainable, tourism businesses in Europe and North, Central, and South America.