Tested, Tried,
100% Proven Track Record

Best Episode YET!

Channel 10, The Amazing Race Australia 2019

Awarded The Medal of Honor for Leadership

Mongolian Ministry 2015

Zanjan Fromer and his team provided top notch creative and logistic support for an episode of  "The Amazing Race" for CBS. His creative problem solving and fast thinking helped us get through some very tough situations and in the end added one of the more memorable episodes to an Emmy and DGA award winning season.

Barry Hennessey, Country Producer

The Amazing Race (2006)

One of the World’s Innovative Travel Entrepreneurs

National Geographic Society

World’s Best Travel Experiences - Out of the Ordinary Stays

National Geographic Society

Zanjan Fromer’s creativity ensures delivery of high quality, professional media work that stands out. Always willing to take on a new challenge, he thrives on problem solving and new approaches.

Alan Saffery, Deputy Chief of Party

USAID Funded The Competitiveness Initiative 2000-03

Recommended Community Based Tourism Case Study for Governments during the 63rd UNESCAP Session's Report

United Nations Economic Social Commission for Asia and The Pacific (UNESCAP) 2007

… Most Innovative Tourism Concept in Mongolia… Top of every traveller’s wish list…

Lonely Planet 2008-14

Zanjan Fromer's Works Featured On / Past or Current Partnerships
Ministerial Gold Star of Leadership - Mongolia's 2nd Highest Medal of Honor; next is Presidential.
MINISTRY MEDAL OF HONOR
EMMY/DGA Winning Season
NATGEO GEOTOURISM
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

THE REAL DEAL
MINISTRY MEDAL OF HONOR

From 1994, I have accumulated 26+ years of international credibility for my recognized and honored social economic development initiatives (100s of projects across Mongolia’s entire territory) to assist in Mongolia’s social economic post-soviet transition and stabilization. I’m not just another foreigner to the Mongols that is seen as a “taker”, like so many other foreigners operating in Mongolia, but rather I’ve been respected and honored as an International Specialist (Mongolian Ministry’s Medal of Honor) for my continuous contributions towards the advancement of Mongolia’s social economic development; cashmere, meat, tourism, film and tv, etc., industries across Mongolia and abroad.

TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS; ACHIEVEMENTS AND RECOGNITIONS

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

GER to GER GEOtourism (ECOtourism) Agency/Foundation – www.GERtoGER.org

Founder, Chief Marketing Officer & Humanitarian/Strategic Field Specialist
June 2005 – Present • Mongolia/International • 40+ hours per week • Often 6 to 7 days a week

Since founding GER to GER, it has become the world’s first social enterprise (community-based ecotourism) to sustainably work with nomadic families across Mongolia for 15+ years in accordance with its original master plan and key human resources. GER to GER offers both high-end tours to sustain itself and community-based tourism. GER to GER’s community-based tourism successfully: 1) meshes ancient nomadic supply chains that were employed in the time of Chingis Khan (nomad to nomad system of travel, etc.) with today 2) inclusive of the marginalized, uneducated and poor – mobilizing both men & women 3) maintains a ‘non-charity’ approach by mobilizing their lifestyles, cultures, geographies, etc., naturally existing assets while being true to themselves (‘be who you are’ and not what tourists want you to be) Strategic Competitiveness SOPs – to generate much needed alternative incomes while fulfilling the United Nations MDGs/SDGs as a means to measure tangible “Responsible Tourism” successes. Today, GER to GER has successfully established itself along Mongolia’s remote, regional and nationwide multi-industry supply chains as a value-added destination product. As a direct result, GER to GER’s strong humanitarian outreach components endeavor to create sustainable alternative-livelihoods for remotely located nomadic families and rural communities. Thus generating decades of recognitions – National Geographic Society, Ashoka Changemakers, UNESCAP, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, New York Magazine, USA TODAY and more.

The Amazing Race Australia (Mongolia) “The Best Episode Yet!”

Country Fixer, Facilitator, Production Management & Field Specialist
April 2019 – October 2019 (6 months) • Mongolia • 40+ hours per week • Often 6 to 7 days a week

GER to GER was contracted as Country Facilitator, Fixer, Production Management, etc., responsible for all aspects of The Amazing Race production (Channel 10) from assisting with creative, managing location scouts, budgets, pre-production, production management (nearly some 200 multinational human resources) and post production, all ground logistics/accommodations, permits, human resources, contracting, etc., till final wrap-up.

Adventure-Studio.com – MASS Media/TV  (a GERtoGER.ORG Department)

Founder, Chief Marketing Officer, Mass Media Marketing Specialist, Fixer & Expedition Logistics
September 2003 – Present • Mongolia/International • Depending on Projects; 40+ hours per week

I established Adventure Studio (a Mongolia-based Studio which later became a department within GERtoGER.org) after working for USAID The Competitiveness Initiative as a means to continue assisting Mongolia’s meat, tourism, cashmere and mining industries to further strengthen their export marketing efforts. Adventure Studio quickly gained recognition and respect owing to domestic and international works (countless projects: film, tv, digital media, mass media, marketing, etc.), and became the cornerstone in Mongolia that international film and tv crews would contract to carry-out their nationwide productions (fixer, production manager, line producer, associate producer, producer, etc.); e.g., National Geographic Society, CBS’s The Amazing Race, UNIVERSAL/Syfy’s Destination Truth, NBC, Arclight, No Strangers, etc.

2007 NBC UNIVERSAL STUDIO’S Syfy Channel – “Destination Truth” – Josh Gates

Country Fixer & Facilitator
October 2007 (1 month) • Mongolia • 40+ hours per week

Adventure Studio and GERtoGER.org were contracted as Country Fixer, Production Management, etc., responsible for all aspects of Destination Truth’s production from assisting with creative, managing location scouts, budgets, pre-production, production management and post production, all ground logistics/ accommodations, permits, human resources, contracting, etc., till final wrap-up… 

National Geographic Society Washington D.C. Museum

Filmmaker
November 2006 (1 month) • Mongolia – Washington D.C. • 40+ hours per week

Adventure Studio was contracted by National Geographic’s Museum to produce the Museum’s Centerpiece Film: “Rebirth of Mongolia’s Traditions”. 

CBS’s The Amazing Race USA in Mongolia – EMMY/DGA WINNING SEASON

Country Fixer, Facilitator, Production Management & Field Specialist
March 2006 – June 2006 (3 months) • Mongolia • 40+ hours per week • Often 6 to 7 days a week

Adventure Studio and GERtoGER.org were contracted as Country Facilitator, Fixer, Production Management, etc., responsible for all aspects of The Amazing Race production from assisting with creative, managing location scouts, budgets, pre-production, production management (nearly some 200 multinational human resources) and post production, all ground logistics/accommodations, permits, human resources, contracting, etc., till final wrap-up… This season of The Amazing Race won both EMMY/DGA Awards.

World Bank Mongolia and World Bank D.C.

Project Manager and Industry Specialist
June 2005 –  October 2005 (4 months) • Mongolia • 40+ hours per week • Often 6 to 7 days a week

Short Term Assignment – Mongolian Alternatives Center (a Mongolian NGO) Contracted by the World Bank to lead a multinational team of multi-industry specialists to design and carryout a cross-industry survey, data-crunch and produce an overall cross-industry (tourism, etc.) social economic supply chain map and analysis report for World Bank’s Multi-Industry Competitiveness Business Climate Report.

USAID funded Ger Initiative – CHF INTERNATIONAL

Contractor, Project Manager & Filmmaker
June 2004 (1 month) • Mongolia • 40+ hours per week • Often 6 to 7 days a week

Adventure Studio was contracted as Project Manager/Filmmaker of over 16 short films about CHF International’s community SMEs across Mongolia. 

USAID FUNDED The Competitiveness Initiative – NATHAN/J.E. AUSTIN ASSOCIATES

Communications and Mass Media Marketing Specialist
2000 – Spring 2004 (less than 4 years) • Mongolia/International • 40+ hours/6 to 7 days a week

Contracted via J.E. Austin Associates – In brief, I was contracted as a Mass Media Marketing & Communications Specialist to assist Mongolia’s main industries (meat, tourism and cashmere) through its post-soviet transitional development via foundation laying ‘Open Market Initiatives’ to re-establish its market competitiveness through mass-media, filmmaking, producing a broad diversity of multi-industry destination/export marketing materials, branding, etc., for the National Associations and their respective multinational member companies.

USAID funded Gobi Initiative – MERCY CORPS

Data Processing and GIS Mapping
November 1998 – April 1999 (5 months) • Mongolia • 40+ hours per week

Short Term Assignment – Contracted by Mercy Corps International to convert existing data-sets into nationwide digital/interactive GIS database maps that mapped the underground water flows, watersheds, etc., to assist projects focused on supporting Mongolia’s nomadic families.  

Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment

Field Logistics
October 1996 – December 1996 (2 months) • Mongolia’s Gobi Desert • 40+ hours per week

Short Term Assignment – Expedition Support for American/Mongolian Biologists.

Alaska Sightseeing Cruise West

Customer Service, Prep Chef & Ship Support
May 1992 – November 1994 (2 years 6 months) • Southeast Alaska/Columbia River • 40+ hours per week

General marine/land related seasonal tourism on and off ship both in Alaska and along the Columbia River. Professional starting point where I had learned numerous professional skills via the ship’s chef, customer service crew, deckhands, 1st officer and captain: cooking, marine navigation, ship maintenance, customer service, etc. Shortlist of Skill-sets: Marine Tourism Related, Cooking, Deckhand, Marine Travel & Safety, etc.