LT&C-Board Member; United States and United Kingdom
Currently Denise owns an environmental consulting company and is the President and CEO of Friends of South Georgia Island and is also a Trustee for the Scottish charity, South Georgia Heritage Trust. Both Sub-Antarctic South Georgia organizations are actively involved in overseeing a highly respected habitat restoration project to rid South Georgia of rodents in order to restore the bird population back to its original numbers. She is also on the Board of Governors for the American Polar Society. Denise has a Bachelor of Science in Field Natural History and Wildlife Biology from Michigan State University. She previously served as the executive director of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). She had coordinated the activities through a multitude of techniques including an interactive web based process of over 100 travel companies from 15 countries, compiled environmental assessments and coordinated permits and documentation for ship visits to the Antarctic. As a result of her many years of work within the industry she was awarded by the US government a glacier named in her honour, located in the Antarctic Peninsula-the “Landau Glacier”. Prior to her leadership role with IAATO she has worked as a Director of Operations and Field Operations and as an Environmental Consultant, Expedition Leader, Naturalist, Lecturer, Cruise Director and zodiac driver for several other companies within the tourism industry on board ship and land-based tour operators.