ROSEANN HANSONDIRECTOR EMERITUS & FOUNDER
For more than 30 years, Roseann Hanson has worked around the globe as a guide, journalist, and conservation program director. Her diverse work has involved thousands of miles of overland driving experience, from the deep backcountry of Mexico’s Sierra Madre to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, and from Arctic Canada to the plains of the Serengeti.
Roseann enjoys integrating conservation, science, outdoor skills, and cultural awareness into her work. She has been a Tread Lightly Trainer, and is certified in the Land Rover Driver Training Programme, an elected National Fellow of the Explorers Club, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
She is the founder and director of ConserVentures Charitable Organization, a U.S.-based non-profit whose mission is to promote exploration of our planet and conservation of its natural and cultural heritage. In 2009, Roseann founded Overland Expo, to inspire people to get out exploring, to provide expert instruction in driving and riding, and to bring together North America’s largest professional trade show for overlanders. Roseann sold Overland Expo to Lodestone Events, a professional event production company, in 2018. When not traveling, she works at home with her husband Jonathan in a remote corner of the Sonoran Desert.