As the former Executive Director of the Friends of the National Zoo, Tom has an understanding and love of wildlife and helps manage sustainable and responsible travel for his clients. To help potential travelers identify their personal priorities, Safari Professionals relies on Tom’s extensive knowledge of wildlife, safari guides and accommodations to craft an itinerary that meets or exceeds expectations.
"My fascination with
My adult career eventually led me to a city with a great zoo. Starting as a volunteer fund-raiser, I got involved and, in time, I changed careers to become the zoo's marketing and fund-raising director. As part of a zoo travel program, I conducted my first African safari to
In addition to African wildlife viewing safaris, my experience includes designing and conducting tours of the
As Managing Director of Safari Professionals, my responsibilities include the daily operations of the company, as well as our affiliation with the same family-operated African safari company since 1987. After helping potential travelers identify their personal priorities, my extensive knowledge of wildlife, safari guides and accommodations enables me to help them craft an itinerary that meets or exceeds their needs and expectations. Many of our travelers have chosen me as their personal safari guide, giving me the opportunity to share in what many say is a truly life-changing experience."