President, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)
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 outoor gear retailer, directing business development, affiliate marketing and non-profit relations for six years. In 2004, Shannon restarted 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 Fifty Extraordinary Adventures, published by National Geographic.