JONATHAN HANSONDIRECTOR EMERITUS & FOUNDER
Jonathan Hanson’s exploration experience encompasses land- and sea-scapes from Baja, Mexico to the Beaufort Sea, from the Rift Valley to the Namib Desert, and modes of transportation from sea kayaks to sailboats to bicycles to Land Cruisers and Land Rovers. He has traveled among and worked with cultures as diverse as the Seri Indians and the Himba, the Inuit and the Maasai.
Jonathan has written for a score of magazines including Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Nature Conservancy, and Global Adventure, and has authored a dozen books on subjects including natural history, sea kayaking, outdoor photography, and wildlife tracking. One, The Ragged Mountain Guide to Outdoor Sports, co-authored with his wife, Roseann, won the National Outdoor Book Award. Jonathan has taught tracking, natural history writing, 4WD techniques, and other subjects for many conservation and government organizations. He is an elected fellow of the Explorers Club, the Royal Geographical Society, and a charter member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.