Von is a seasoned Tour Operator with over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and is passionate about helping small travel businesses grow. Highly experienced in the tour and travel industry, Von founded and manages the International Association of Tour Directors and Guides (IATDG). Since 2016, this niche organization boasts nearly 1600 community members worldwide and produces an annual conference of nearly 400 attendees under Von’s leadership. Earlier this year, Von founded the Group Tour Professionals Association (TourPros) which champions independent tour operators, attractions, and experience hosts worldwide.
A graduate of the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University, he currently resides in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area with his two AMAZING daughters.