Leaders

Kooman Travel brings an inspired form of mentorship into each itinerary, placing hand-picked leaders in charge of each team of travelers. Our itineraries help to broaden perspective, connect people directly with locals, benefit communities, and inspire transformation. Our trip leaders will be there every step of the way.

 
 
Tanzania Team Members - 2016

Tanzania Team Members - 2016

TRANSFORMATIVE TRAVEL

 

We have been called 'the trip of a lifetime' and 'totally life changing' by past travelers. We lead individuals and groups on short term trips where the primary mission is to 'do good'. Our leadership style engages each team member in their areas of skill and creativity to maximize the impact on the communities we visit.

Team leader Daniel Kooman with local guide Moses Ndago and village elder MP in Tanzania

Team leader Daniel Kooman with local guide Moses Ndago and village elder MP in Tanzania

Daniel Kooman

Daniel Kooman has traveled to more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America. Film-making and travel have become a unique platform for Daniel to invest in children, empowering orphans in Tanzania and restoring hope to girls trafficked in Thailand. Daniel met his wife Christy, a Canadian, while traveling in Thailand and they have a toddler daughter named Rosie. Daniel calls Tanzania his second home, having visited and lead teams over a dozen times. Daniel leads teams to Tanzania and Thailand.


Team leaders Paul & Lisa Hansen in Nepal

Team leaders Paul & Lisa Hansen in Nepal

Paul and Lisa Hansen

Paul and Lisa lead our Nepal itinerary. Paul had his first taste of travel adventure at the young age of 16 when he said yes to an invitation to help on a trip to India. Although he got completely lost in Bombay with no address to the hotel, almost got robbed and lost the camera he was using to capture the trip, he never lost his passion for travel to Asia. Paul and Lisa have since visited 18 countries and spent 3 years living in Africa and India. Their passion to capture the landscapes and people of Asia matches their passion to build a brighter future for those caught in the crossfire of turbulent times in the regions they travel.