THE PANDION TEAM
Pandion is a travel industry consultancy based in Seattle, Washington. Clients span the globe and range from travel companies and entrepreneurs, governments, and travel destinations and associations. Pandion’s mission is to raise the standards, quality, and sustainability of the travel industry. This is accomplished through facilitating community development workshops, designing and delivering industry training, and direct consulting with businesses and destinations. At the heart of this work is a passion for sustainable business, and the concept that we can have a profound impact on the world due to our actions.
Pandion is led by travel industry veteran, Dan Moore. Dan has over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur, professional adventure guide, and educator. He specializes in designing cutting edge tourism education products. His vast operations knowledge, including guide training, permitting, sustainability, and staff management is what differentiates Pandion from other consultancies. Dan sits on several non-profit boards, and is a member of the faculty for Adventure EDU, the education and consulting arm of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. He also teaches Ecotourism, Adventure Travel, and Guide Training at Peninsula College in Washington State and is the Chair of the International Adventure Travel Guide Training & Performance Standard Governance Board.
LAURA RAYMOND – SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT, PROJECT MANAGER
Laura is a professional project manager and community development expert. She has years of first-hand experience cultivating relationships in communities, and has developed projects with a deep commitment to community empowerment and leadership. Laura has an MBA in Sustainable Business and is versed in triple-bottom line accounting. She has been a leader in connecting sustainable agriculture with culinary arts, and understands the dynamic between needs of business owners with the consumer.
PAUL EASTO – ADVISOR
Following an initial career in property and environmental consultancy, Paul switched to the travel industry in 2002 via a year working and exploring in South America. Recognizing the world-class potential of Scotland as an adventure travel destination, he co-founded Wilderness Scotland. From small beginnings, Wilderness Scotland has grown to establish a market leading reputation for high quality and innovative adventure experiences in the wild places of Scotland, Ireland and England. Over the years, Wilderness Scotland has won several major travel awards including being ranked No.1 in Europe by National Geographic in the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth. The company’s commitment to sustainable tourism and wilderness conservation has also contributed to its success and recognition, with Wilderness Scotland twice being named as the Best Green Tour Operator in the World Travel Awards.
Currently Managing Director of Wilderness Scotland, Paul is on the Advisory Board of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. He is also a Board Member of the UK’s largest national park – The Cairngorms. Paul has an MBA from the University of Edinburgh with specialisms in marketing, eco-preneurship and sustainability. He has also completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT Sloan School of Management.