Andrew T Der & Associates LLC, Andrew Der, Baltimore, MD, USA
As a recognized practitioner of the environmental sciences for 30 years as well as an ABCEP Certified Environmental Professional, I now specialize in creative linkages between ecology, journalism, and media. In private consulting practice since 2001, I produce deliverables and articles on the topics of science, travel, sustainable tourism, and nature as well as prepare seminars, resource assessments, expert testimony, and media interviews.
Concurrently, I have expanded into destination travel focusing on history, culture, family, sustainable/green tourism, nature-appreciation, as well as an on-call travel columnist. A life sciences education and profession requiring outdoor work, report preparation, and project management combined with my need to stay connected with family internationally evolved into my current practice of focused niche destinations and topics.
Examples of published works include Elliott.org, Food Wine and Travel Magazine, and blog, Destinations Travel Magazine, Building Magazine, Hospitality21, Maryland Magazine, Family Travel Files, Family Travel Forum, Travel World International, Just Say Go, and Gallagher’s Travels.
In addition to the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), I am also a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), International Travel Writers Alliance (ITWA), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), and Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ).