Get to know me in 7 – Tammy

Question Time

  1. Name and job title – Tamsyn. But everyone knows me as Tammy – Wilderness Reservations Manager for EU & UK.
  2. Describe yourself in 3 words – Honest, ambitious, dedicated.
  3. Favourite hobbies – Reading, spending time in nature which feeds the soul, listening to music, and yoga.
  4. What talent/superpower would you love to have – The ability to cure any serious disease, both physically and mentally. Just imagine the life we would live.
  5. Favourite local place to visit or food to eat – Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. A piece of paradise in the middle of the city. A peaceful place to just slow down and breathe.
  6. What have you accomplished in the last year that you are proud of – Truthfully, this has been a very difficult year for me on a personal level, but I feel my accomplishments span both my professional and personal life. I am so grateful that Wilderness has had a good year and is growing. To help lead my team and see our contribution to the business’s success after the past two years, really gives me purpose and something to be proud of.

7. Tell us one story/memory that you have while working at Wilderness – It’s difficult for me to summarise this into one story or memory, having worked for Wilderness literally half my life. I do know that I have grown so much from the time I joined Wilderness to who and where I am today, most certainly for the better. My journey has been blessed with so many opportunities and experiences that I will always treasure and be grateful for. From the places I have been fortunate enough to visit, to all the people and friends I have met and made along the way.

However, there is one special place and team that stands out for me, a region that has had such a profound impact on my life and I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with… Rwanda.

The first time I visited Rwanda, is a memory that will last a lifetime. I really didn’t know what to expect. Not only is the country beautiful, safe and clean, the people are all just so warm, kind, generous and truly an inspiration. All the work they are doing to positively impact conservation and their communities is truly admirable.