Executive Director and Naturalist
Born and raised in rural Hastings, Michigan I grew up spending most of my time outdoors where I forged a deep passion for, and connection with, nature. I received a biology degree from Hope College and have worked in the field of environmental science and education for the past 20 years. I have served as the Executive Director of the ODC Network since the organization was founded in the year 2000.
The ODC Explorer Network has given me the opportunity to share some of my passion and interests with young and old alike. Over the past 15 years, I have guided high school, college, and adult groups throughout North, South and Central America. Whether it has been hiking up mountains, snorkeling with sharks, taking a night hike through the rainforest, or fishing for billfish off the pacific coast – each travel adventure has not only created new natural connections for me, but has also helped me forge new lasting friendships with my fellow travelers. If you would like to travel with me, look for the trip each year that is billed as a “Travel with Travis” experience. I look forward to the possibility of traveling with you on our next Explorer Network adventure.
Contact Travis Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org