Mr. Stowell is president of the ATTA, the largest professional organization for adventure travel companies, destinations and organizations worldwide with over 1000 members from 90+ countries. He spent 8 years with an environmental testing firm, performing projects around the pacific rim. He co-founded Altrec, an outdoor gear retailer, directing business development, affiliate marketing and non-profit relations for six years. In 2004, Shannon re-started the ATTA which has held 12 Adventure Travel World Summits in Europe, Africa and the Americas and is a global hub for adventure travel professionals.
Shannon served on the board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for 3 years and co-authored: Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean- A guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures, published by National Geographic. Shannon also helped launch the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund in late 2016. EDUCATION: B.S. Biology, Seattle Pacific University 1990. CERTIFICATION: Fisheries Observer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).