Mr. Zanjan Fromer ūüáļūüáł (Shaanshook')
Petersburg, Alaska
Mitkof Island (Petersburg)
Federally Recognized USA Tribe
NATGEO GEOTOURISM
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Ministerial Gold Star of Leadership - Mongolia's 2nd Highest Medal of Honor; next is Presidential.
MINISTRY MEDAL OF HONOR
EMMY/DGA Winning Season

Born an Alaskan Islander:
‚ÄúExtreme Rural America‚ÄĚ

I was born as an ‚ÄúAlaskan Islander‚ÄĚ (Petersburg, Alaska; 16 km wide and 28 km long) or what many would consider to be Extreme Rural America (not from Iran nor muslim as many confused folks think); home to the famed “Devils Thumb” or “Taalkhunaxhk ľu Shaa” in Tlingit – Devils Thumb is a very challenging climb even for advanced Climbers. And yes, I’m a half-breed Alaskan Native Tlingit (Native American) mixed with Hawaiian, European and Asian heritages. Though my Native Alaskan Tlingit tribe is Wooshkeetaan and my birth-name is Shaanshook‚Äô ‚Äď I‚Äôm named after a historic ‚ÄúDe Opresso Liber‚ÄĚ event to overthrow a fanatically murderous (extreme) regime in ‚ÄúZanjan‚ÄĚ and give the ‚ÄúFreedom of Choice‚ÄĚ back to the people. Hence, the concept meaning of ‚ÄúZanjan & Fromer‚ÄĚ refers to¬†Zanjan “De Opresso Liber”¬†– Fromer “The Outstanding Man”; historically, an outstanding young man named ‘Ashrof’ protected his mother while they both were being publicly stoned-to-death for not wanting to be Muslims in a city called “Zanjan”.

Today, as a comparative-control analysis, I often reflect on Petersburg and many other firsthand world experiences (historical, cultural, socio-political, geographical, environmental, etc., references as well РSEE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE & SKILL SETS below as well as VISUAL HISTORY, DEVELOPMENT: RURAL-TO-INTERNATIONAL and MULTI-SECTOR: PORTFOLIO/HONORS) to solve a multitude of complicated supply chain issues. Nevertheless, Petersburg is comparatively more remote than any midwest or southern State; more remote and isolated than Mongolia; and more challenged, supply chain-wise, than most of the USA, EU, UK, Central Asia, Asia, etc.

Since childhood, I‚Äôve either experienced it (part of life) and/or learned the importance of supply chains (tourism, etc.) as our Alaskan Island Communities would have to wait for the barges or ferries via The Alaskan Marine Highway, etc., to bring supplies from Seattle, Juneau, etc. Throughout my young adult-life, I worked within the Alaskan tourism industry (SMEs, Shops, Docks, Ships, etc.) that provided a vast diversity of firsthand learning experiences concerning the importance of sustaining rural/urban-to-international (and vice versa) supply chains through harnessing the social-economic viability of remote natural, cultural, etc., resources. These early lessons/experiences provided the foundation for my ‚Äėapplied industry education‚Äô via countless ‚Äúlessons learned‚ÄĚ to form my unique appreciation/approach towards ‚Äėrural-to-international social economic development‚Äô through the use of innovative ‚Äėsustainability‚Äô strategies; chiefly mass media marketing as a Chief Marketing Officer/Communications Specialist.

KEY EXPERIENCE AREAS 

  • 26+ Years of Overseas Social Economic Development Initiatives
  • 20+ Years of International Product Development and Mass Media Marketing
  • 20+ Years of Web Related SEO/SEM Strategies and Development
  • 20+ Years of Tourism and Supply Chains related Works and Development
  • 20+ Years of Multi-Sector related Strategic Development
  • 20+ Years of Market Intelligence and Competitiveness Related Works and Initiatives
  • 20+ Years of International Project Management
  • Since 2002 International Business Fairs and Expos related Works and Initiatives
  • 20+ years of videography and photography related experience
  • 20+ years of Web related Content Strategies and Development
  • 20+ years working with most Adobe Creative Cloud Apps
  • 15+ Years of International Film and TV Related Production Management
  • Email Marketing – Strategic Data Collection – Planning – Execution – Market Evaluation/Analysis
  • Social Media Campaigns and Evaluation

STRATEGIC MULTI SECTOR DEVELOPMENT 

Competitiveness/ Field Specialist/ Cheif Marketing Officer; 26+ Years Summarized; Rural/Urban-to-International [vice versa] Rapid Expeditionary Development & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Initiatives

(please visit the other areas of this website as well as my Multi-Industry Portfolio for more details)

Since 1994 (just a couple years after the Cold War/Mongolia leaving the Russian Federation), I have had the honor to work for numerous Top Tier domestic and international development agencies (USAID, SDC, World Bank, etc.), businesses, famed film productions (CBS’s The Amazing Race, UNIVERSAL/Syfy ‘Josh Gates’ Destination Truth, NATGEO, NBC, ABC, Quicksilver, Arclight, No Strangers, etc.), NGOs, development agencies, businesses, etc., to assist Mongolia to re-establish/strengthen it‚Äôs post-soviet rural-to-international multi-sector/multi-industry social economic capacities (meat, tourism, cashmere, etc.), human rights, democracy, etc.

I have held many different types of leadership positions, as a field specialist/communications specialist/marketing specialist/project manager/production fixer/producer/founder/etc., on numerous overseas transitional social economic development initiatives, projects and productions; as well as being a location scout, location fixer (The Amazing Race, etc.), producer, filmmaker, social entrepreneur, videographer/photographer, post production NL editor, soundtrack mixer, web developer/graphic designer (this website, GERtoGER.org, lastLIFEline.org, Responsible.Tours, AlaskanRoutes.com, Adventure-Studio.com and countless others), print/digital publisher (brochures, etc.), branding/marketing specialist (country/destination development, etc.), technical development advisor (USAID, SDC, World Bank, etc.), community based tourism specialist (www.GERtoGER.org, G Adventures, etc.), geotourism/GIS R&D (National Geographic Society, etc.), special projects (business, development, humanitarian, etc.), world traveler… etc.

(SEE DEVELOPMENT (CMO): RURAL-TO-INTERNATIONAL)

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STRATEGIC MULTI-SECTOR COMPETITIVENESS DEVELOPMENT/ FIELD SPECIALIST/ CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER (CMO); 
R&D/TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT – RURAL/URBAN-TO-INTERNATIONAL (VICE VERSA)
SOCIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

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‘POST COLD WAR’
EXTREME ENVIRONS

BIRTH BY EXPERIENCE - the ‚ÄúEVOLUTION‚ÄĚ of RAPID EXPEDITIONARY DEVELOPMENT

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D);

COUNTLESS GLOBAL EXPERIENCES & SUCCESSES

My works and initiatives, as a Strategic Field-Technical Development Specialist, have taken me from extremely remote rural locations (nomadic tribes; deep deserts, isolated mountain ranges, across vast geographic emptinesses, -40 snow storms to +40 sand storms and more!) to regional, national and internationally famed business arenas/fairs/shows/expos around the world (SEE PORTFOLIO & VISUAL HISTORY). Most of my works have been engaged in rural social economic development and strengthening industries via COUNTLESS grass-root to macro-level projects, branding and market strengthening initiatives that support nomadic families, businesses, rural communities, public-private sectors as well as National Associations and their respective businesses ‚Äď thus rural, regional, national and international (and vice versa) supply chains/business linkage development.

Today all my past overseas social economic development experiences, lessons learned, skills, expertise, etc., are 100% transferable towards ANY country‚Äôs social economic development (i.e., rural products/services still need to be strengthened, branded and marketed across a given country/abroad). I’ve produced, led and managed literally 1000s of small to large scale projects/initiatives – ranging from remote-rural R&D to nationwide competitiveness initiatives to advance an entire country’s social economic viability in today’s global economics. Below are ONLY short lists of my experience, skill-sets and expertise that I systematically use towards my projects, initiatives and works.

SHORT-LIST

  • Many analytic initiatives/projects have been independently/contractually carried out via USAID, World Bank, Swiss International Development Agency, GERtoGER.org, Adventure-Studio.com, etc.:

    • Special Projects (R&D): online/offline data-collection/mining; strategy development; project/budget/deliverable designing/launch; management/operations; monitor/evaluation; re-strengthening, etc.
    • Rural Initiatives (R&D): cashmere/ meat/ tourism development; community-based tourism; SMEs; product development; branding; photography/filming; mass media deliverables & distribution; etc.
    • National/International Initiatives (R&D): multi-industry development; destination development; international market linkage development; international business/market expos; etc.
    • Competitiveness (R&D): multi-industry/ business/ SMEs/ associations/ product/ service/ market intelligence; marketing strategies; project/budget designing; deliverable planning/ development and distribution; etc.
    • Tourism, etc., Supply Chain Initiatives (R&D): cross-industry survey mapping, analysis, reporting, project designing (community-based, destination development, etc.), implementation, management, node monitor/evaluation, node re-strengthening, community mobilization, outreach training and program development, rural to ministerial and international market communications (vice versa), etc.
    • Internet/Offline Mass Media (R&D): tailor-made websites/other deliverables; informercials and short documentaries; market strategies; press-releases; publications; media-outlets pieces; tourism board/national association info packets; email marketing; expo spots; social media campaigns; SEO/SEM; etc.
    • Film/TV (R&D): digital photography/videography for film/TV productions, reality shows, documentaries, travel infomercials, museum centerpieces, expo centerpieces, websites, marketing, etc.
    • Digital/Print (R&D): digital (web, eBooks, etc.) and print (expos, brochures, etc.) designing, publishing and distribution; distribution strategies and channels; etc.
  • And so much more.

Shortlist of Initiatives – Online Links to Supportive Documentations:

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Zanjan Fromer - Strategic Field Specialist: Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor and World Traveler
POST-COLD WAR ERA SUCCESSES
Zanjan Fromer - Strategic Field Specialist: Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor and World Traveler
Zanjan Fromer - Strategic Field Specialist: Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor and World Traveler
Zanjan Fromer - Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor, Geotourism R&D, Special Projects and World Traveler.
Zanjan Fromer - Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor, Geotourism R&D, Special Projects and World Traveler.
Zanjan Fromer - Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor, Geotourism R&D, Special Projects and World Traveler.

MULTI-SECTOR
STRATEGIC (DEVELOPMENT)
FIELD SPECIALIST 

EXTREME” 

RURAL/URBAN TO INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (VICE VERSA)

Zanjan Fromer - Location Scout, Location Fixer, Producer, Filmmaker, Social Entrepreneur, Technical Development Advisor, Geotourism R&D, Special Projects and World Traveler.

SKILL SETS & STRATEGIES

SHORT LISTS OF MULTI-SECTOR TECHNICAL SKILL-SETS (AND STRATEGIES) ACQUIRED/USED ON THE JOB; As there are many overlapping/shared skill-sets ‚Äď I have reduced this section to ‚Äėcore‚Äô skill-sets to be associated with each section:
  • 1. COMPETITIVENESS
  • 1.1. SUSTAINABILTY
  • 1.2. MEDIA
  • 1.3. TOURISM/SUPPLY CHAINS
  • 2. PROFESSIONALISM
  • EDUCATION/DEV STRATEGIES
  • UN SDG/UDHR DEV-OPS

1. COMPETITIVENESS (Rural, Regional, National, International: 20+ years): business/product/service market analysis and development, branding, communications, etc., VIA GERtoGER.org, USAID, SDC, Adventure-Studio.com; domestic and international marketing (online, global travel fairs, etc.)

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Business/Market Intelligence:¬†research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis
  • Assessments, mapping, Analysis: community, risk/health/safety, projects, financial, terrains, etc.
  • Product Competitiveness:¬†research, design, development, brand, strengthen & re-strengthen
  • SITREP analysis/reporting:¬†competitors, constraints/challenges, trends, SWOT, etc.
  • Business/Product Linkage Development: business networking, expos, event management, etc.
  • Communications Strategies:¬†market analysis, content development and delivery
  • Market Communications:¬†social media platforms, campaigning, email marketing, hashtag strategies
  • Content Enrichment and Management:¬†website blog, film, photography, stories, podcasts
  • Digital Media Marketing:¬†Website (CRM - WordPress, Joomla, etc.), social media platforms
  • Search Engine Optimization & Marketing:¬†content development strategies via Analytics, Trends
  • Graphic Designing:¬†communication pieces/materials for print and online marketing

Detailed List of Additional Skill Sets (A to Z):

  • ACID PRO
  • Activity Coordination
  • Adobe CS
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Aftereffects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Audio Editing
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Budgeting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Development
  • Cameraman
  • CDROMs
  • Commercials
  • Contracting
  • Destination Development
  • Digital Material Development
  • Documentary Films
  • Domestic Marketing Research
  • DVD authoring
  • DVDs
  • English Language
  • Event and Media Planning
  • Expedition Research, Mapping, Planning, Budgeting, Implementation, Management, etc.
  • Expeditions
  • Export Marketing Development
  • Film and TV
  • Film Editing
  • Filmmaker
  • Financial Research, Analysis, Planning, Budgeting, Projections, Implementation, Management, Monitor and Evaluation, Auditing, Reporting, etc.
  • Fixer
  • Flash Media Development
  • Gantt Project Management Softwares
  • Geographic Information System Softwares
  • Global Business Linkage Development
  • Global Distribution
  • Global Market Development Strategies
  • Global Market Linkage Development
  • Global Marketing Research
  • Global Marketing Strategies
  • Global Travel
  • Google Analytics, Trends, Action Plan
  • Graphic Design
  • Infomercials
  • International Business Fairs
  • International Communications
  • International Fairs and Business Expos
  • International Travel
  • Itinerary Research, Mapping, Planning, Budget, Implementation, Management, Strengthening, Expansion, etc.
  • Linguistics
  • Location Scouting
  • Location Shooting
  • Logistics
  • Logistics for VIPs
  • Logo and Product Designing
  • Mapping and Reporting
  • Market Research
  • Mass Media Development
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mind Mapping Softwares
  • Mongolian Language
  • Online Films
  • Online Strategy Research, Analysis, Mapping and Development
  • Photography
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Print Material Development
  • Producer
  • Product Research, Analysis, Mapping and Development
  • Production
  • Production Management
  • Production Wrap Ups
  • Project Designing
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Softwares
  • Project Research, Analysis, Mapping, Planning, Budgeting, Implementation, Management, Expansion, etc.
  • Reporting
  • Short Documentaries
  • Short Films
  • Social Demographic Research
  • Sound Recording and Editing
  • SoundForge
  • Training Workshops
  • Travel Films
  • Videography
  • Web Design & Development

1.1 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Rural, Regional, National, International/NGO Related: 20+ years): countless Social Economic Development projects were carried out VIA FREELANCE, USAID, GERtoGER.org and Adventure-Studio.com

Domestic/International Research and RAPID Expeditionary Development Skill-Sets (20+ years): Project research (surveying [onsite, etc.], data-collecting, analysis, etc.), feasibility studies (product/service analysis, market/supply chain analysis/GIS mapping, startup, launch, manage, etc.), project design and development, grant writing, launch/implementation, management, monitor/evaluate, strengthening, expansion, re-strengthen, report… Business Intelligence: market research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Budgeting/expense analysis:¬†savings/leaks, flows, trends/projections, viability, etc.
  • Assessments, mapping, Analysis: community, risk/health/safety, projects, financial, terrains, etc.
  • Multi-industry export market development:¬†meat, tourism and cashmere
  • Business/SME/social entrepreneurship development:¬†mainly tourism and tourism spin-offs
  • Supply chain analysis:¬†project adaptations, modifications and/or advancements
  • Multi-cultural project management/team leadership: small/large - rural to international
  • SITREP analysis/reporting:¬†competitors, constraints/challenges, trends, SWOT

NOTE: As my multi-industry skill-sets overlap, for detailed list of Skill-Sets please kindly refer to 1. COMPETITIVENESS and 1.2. MEDA and PROFESSIONALISM (tabs) for additional information - thank you.

1.2 MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS (Rural, Regional, National, International: 20+ years): film, TV and travel productions VIA GERtoGER.org, USAID, Adventure-Studio.com; client-list is extensive via USAID, Adventure Studio and GER to GER e.g. CBS’s The Amazing Race, NATGEO, Rubin’s Art Museum, UNIVERSAL

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Business Intelligence:¬†market research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis
  • All aspects of Film/TV Productions:¬†location scouting, budgeting, permits, talent/crew/production assistants/etc., local supplier contracts, customs, transportation (sea, land, air), location setup, production, wrap-up, post-production, etc.
  • Filmmaking:¬†producing, videography, video editing, audio editing, original soundtrack mixing
  • Production management:¬†producing, facilitating, fixing, production managing
  • Stock footage/photography - content enrichment:¬†travel, reality, documentary, B-roll
  • Digital photography and editing:¬†travel, landscapes, artistic flare
  • Digital materials:¬†websites, e-brochures, flash drive, etc.
  • Print designing:¬†expo-stands, brochures, leaflets, bags, pens, book-markers

Detailed List of Additional Skill Sets (A to Z):

  • ACID PRO
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Aftereffects
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe CS
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • All Apple Products and Devices
  • All Country-wide Logistics
  • Apple Aperture
  • Apple Final Cut Pro Suite
  • Apple Office Suite
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Budgeting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Development
  • Cameraman
  • Casting
  • Competitiveness Research, Analysis,Mapping and Reporting
  • Contracting
  • Creative
  • Crew Management
  • Customs Carnets
  • Digital Material Development
  • Domestic Marketing Research
  • Drone Operator
  • DVD authoring
  • English Language
  • Event and Media Planning
  • Expedition Driving
  • Expedition Research, Mapping, Planning, Budgeting, Implementation, Management, etc.
  • Expeditions
  • Export Marketing Development
  • Film and TV
  • Filmmaker
  • Financial Research, Analysis, Planning, Budgeting, Projections, Implementation, Management, Monitor and Evaluation, Auditing, Reporting, etc.
  • Fixer
  • Flash Media Development
  • Gantt Project Management Softwares
  • Geographic Information System Softwares
  • Global Business Linkage Development
  • Global Market Development Strategies
  • Global Market Linkage Development
  • Global Marketing Research
  • Global Marketing Strategies
  • Global Social Media Strategies
  • Global Travel
  • Google Analytics, Trends, Action Plan
  • Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Hootsuite Pro
  • HR Interviewing
  • Human Health/Safety Development
  • Implementation, Management, Monitor and Evaluation, Auditing, Reporting, etc.
  • Infomercials
  • Intego Software
  • International Communications
  • Interview and Reporting
  • Line Producer
  • Linguistics
  • Link Assistant Suite
  • Location Lock-Downs
  • Location Scouting
  • Logistics
  • Logistics for VIPs
  • Logo and Product Designing
  • Mapping and Reporting
  • Market Research
  • Mass Media Development
  • Microsoft Access Database
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mind Mapping Softwares
  • Ministry/Government Support
  • Mongolian Language
  • Monitor and Evaluations
  • Multi Industry Supply/Value Chain
  • Research, Analysis and Reporting
  • Rural Networks
  • Omni Group Softwares
  • Online Films
  • Online Strategy Research, Analysis,
  • Mapping and Development
  • Overland Navigation
  • Photography
  • Post-Production
  • Pre-Production
  • Print Material Development
  • Producer
  • Product Research, Analysis, Mapping and
  • Development
  • Production
  • Production Conceptualization & Storyboards
  • Production Logistical Support
  • Production Management
  • Production Wrap Ups
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Softwares
  • Project Research and Writing
  • Project Research, Analysis, Mapping,
  • Planning, Budgeting, Implementation,
  • Management, Expansion, etc.
  • Reality TV Show
  • Rural Asset Research, Analysis, Mapping and Reporting
  • Sales
  • Scrivener
  • SEO and SEM Research, Analysis, Mapping and Reporting
  • Short Documentaries
  • Social Demographic Research
  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Sound Recording and Editing
  • Sound-man
  • SoundForge
  • Special Permits
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Travel Films
  • Videography
  • Web Design & Development

1.3 SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES (Rural, Regional, National, International: 30+ years): Community based tourism, regional tourism development, national tourism development, destination development, etc., tourism Related VIA Alaska, SDC, World Bank, USAID, GERtoGER.org, Adventure-Studio.com, etc.; client-list for Mongolia-based companies is extensive as I carried out works via USAID and Adventure Studio

Domestic/International Field Skill-Sets - Project/Itinerary/Expedition/Product/Logistics/Etc., Research and Development (average 20+ years): Data collecting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for destination planning/risk & threat assessments (health/safety)/etc., project development/planning, launch & management, HR & location development for LOC management, strengthening, expansion, monitor and evaluation, re-strengthening… 

Short List of Skill Sets:

  • Business Intelligence:¬†market research, supply chain mapping, online/offline competitiveness analysis
  • Product/Service Competitiveness:¬†research, design, development, brand, strengthen & re-strengthen
  • Product/Service Development:¬†community based, regional, destination development
  • Product/Service Communication Materials:¬†web, print, photography, video, stories, testimonials
  • Product/Service Management:¬†Expedition Drivers, Leaders, Cooks, Clients‚Äô Health and Safety
  • SITREP analysis/reporting:¬†competitors, constraints/challenges, trends, SWOT
  • Business/Product Linkage Development:¬†business networking and management
  • Budgeting/expense analysis:¬†savings/leaks, flows, trends/projections, viability
  • Assessments, mapping, Analysis: community, risk/health/safety, projects, financial, terrains, etc.
  • Multi-industry export market development:¬†meat, tourism and cashmere
  • Business/SME/social entrepreneurship development:¬†technical advising/competitiveness/media
  • Supply chain analysis:¬†project adaptations, modifications and/or advancements
  • Multi-cultural project management/team leadership: small/large - rural to international
  • International Travel Fairs and Exhibitions¬†(10+ years): ITB, WTM, LA Travel, etc.
  • Pre-Departure Responsible Tourism Training:¬†for Internationals/Multi-Cultural Liaison
  • Alaskan Marine Tourism Related:¬†Prep-Chef, Deckhand, Maritime Travel & Safety
  • International R&D Travel¬†‚Äď around the world countless times: USA, Canada, SE Asia, Central Asia, NE Asia, Russia, Israel, Europe.

NOTE: As my multi-industry skill-sets overlap, for detailed list of Skill-Sets please kindly refer to 1. COMPETITIVENESS and 1.2. MEDA and PROFESSIONALISM (tabs) for additional information - thank you.

PROFESSIONALISM AND ASSOCIATED TANGIBLES

The following skill-sets have been developed and honed throughout countless projects (film/tv, social economic development, business, etc.) for a vast variety of businesses, development agencies, famed film/TV shows, and more as clearly highlighted by aforementioned ‚ÄėCareer Accomplishments Timeline‚Äô.

Leadership skills: field specialist, founder, project manager, production facilitator/manager/producer/fixer/etc., social entrepreneur/field specialist (GER to GER Geotourism, World Bank, SDC, USAID, Ministry Medal of Honor for Leadership, National Geographic Society Certificate of Excellence as well as Geotourism Ambassadorship, etc.)

Interpersonal skills: over a decade of international experiences ranging from recognitions in famed publications, honors and awards by top tier international agencies, organizations, Ministries, etc., that cover a geographic territory spanning around the world ranging from participatory trainings with nomadic tribes across Mongolia to being Ministry approved Country Level Exhibitor and guest speaker at famed international travel shows (LA TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW, ITB BERLIN, WTM LONDON, HONG KONG, COTTM CHINA, TAIWAN, etc.)

Communication skills: Global Marketing Communications & Mass Media Specialist, branding, export marketing, etc., for multi-industry development of rural to international supply chains (USAID The Competitiveness Initiative and many other domestic/international public-private sector initiatives).

Management skills: project manager (World Bank, USAID, SDC, etc.); facilitator/fixer (The Amazing Race, etc., TV Shows); founder, field specialist, developer, global marketing/business linkage development, project management, etc. (GER to GER GEOtourism); etc.

Intellectual skills:¬†I have dedicated decades towards enriching my multi-sector/multi-industry capacities for a variety of purposes. My skills range from professional research/analytical works such as the ‚ÄėCross-Industry Tourism Competitiveness Survey, Mapping and Supply Chain Analysis‚Äô for World Bank that focused on surveying/mapping accommodations, food & drink, fuel & oil, operators, transportation sector (ground/air) etc., to obtaining a vast variety of skill-sets (filmmaking/editing, audio mixing/editing, photography, digital media, graphic designing, web development, print publications, GIS/mapping, etc.) as briefly covered via my graphic resume; virtually an all-in-one/in-house multi-purpose field/production unit. It‚Äôs my broad variety of skill-sets that famed Reality Shows like CBS‚Äôs The Amazing Race (EMMY/DGA Awarded Season) and others rely on - from location scouting to production facilitation/management to wrap up they all know that they can count on me to get the job done and make unforgettable TV Episodes.

NOTE: for semi-detailed list of PUBLICATIONS/RECOGNITIONS please kindly refer to "MULTI-INDUSTRY: PORTFOLIO/RECOGNITIONS" - thank you.

COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Software Knowledge (20 years ); Film/TV, Audio, Photography, GIS, Office, Strategic Planning, etc.

NOTE: As my multi-industry skill-sets overlap, for detailed list of Skill-Sets please kindly refer to 1. COMPETITIVENESS and 1.2. MEDA and PROFESSIONALISM (tabs) for additional information - thank you.

FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY/DESIGN

    • Adobe Creative Cloud: Premiere, After Effect, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Spark Post, Spark Page‚Ķ
    • ACID PRO Audio Editing and Original Soundtrack Mixing
    • Scrivener

WEB/SOCIAL MEDIA/ONLINE MARKETING

    • Website Hosting - I have my own hosting service with MediaTemple.net
    • Web Development: WordPress, Joomla, HTML‚Ķ
    • Email Marketing via platforms (CampaignMonitor, etc.) as well as my own servers
    • Online Security: sucuri.net, VPNs‚Ķ
    • SEO/SEM/WEB AUDIT Tools
    • Analytic Tools: Google Analytics, SEO Analytics, Google Trends, UNWTO Dashboard‚Ķ
    • All major social media tools; Hootsuite, Google My Business‚Ķ
    • All major social media platforms; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter‚Ķ
    • Video Platforms: Vimeo, YouTube‚Ķ

GIS

    • MotionX, Gaia GPS, GPS Tracks, GPS log, MapInfo, Moveslink‚Ķ
    • My Radar, TPE‚Ķ

PLANNING

    • OmniFocus, OmniPlan‚Ķ
    • Mind Mappers ‚Äď iThought‚Ķ
    • Microsoft Project
    • Gantt Project Management Softwares
    • Geographic Information System Softwares

OFFICE

    • Word, PowerPoint, Excel
    • Pages, Keynote, Numbers

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • *2010 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC‚Äôs Geotourism Ambassadorship Training

EDUCATION

  • Late 1995-2000 National University of Mongolia - Certificate Course followed by Non-Diploma Professional Courses
  • Seahome and Juneau Douglas High-school

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • *2015¬†MONGOLIAN MINISTRY MEDAL OF HONOR FOR LEADERSHIP
  • *2009 Top Ten Global Finalist of National Geographic Society‚Äôs Power of Place Geotourism Challenge
  • *2009 WHL Travel‚Äôs Urban Adventures Award (GERtoGER.org)
  • *2009 Tour Dust‚Äôs Scholarship Award (GERtoGER.org)
  • *2007 Officially recognized by UNESCAP at its 63rd Session ‚Äď Page 14
  • *2006 CBS‚Äôs¬†The Amazing Race: S10/E2 - Won both an Emmy and DGA - Country Fixer/Facilitator
  • *2000-03 United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded The Competitiveness Initiative ‚Äď Honored by Mongolia‚Äôs Tourism Association for Contributions made towards the Development of Mongolia‚Äôs Tourism Industry.

VOLUNTEER WORK & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • 2005 till Today - GER to GER GEOtourism - www.GERtoGER.org
  • www.AlaskanRoutes.com - Currently a Volunteer Initiative to facilitate Alaskan GEOtourism
  • www.lastLIFEline.org - Volunteer Initiative to facilitate MDG/SDG/Human Rights Awareness, etc.
  • 1999 USA Embassy of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - Review the Mongolian Labor Law and Report
  • 1995-96 UN Convention on The Rights of the Child - Mongolian Development Center

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • NATGEO - National Geographic Society
  • MTA - Mongolian Tourism Association
  • ATTA - Adventure Travel and Trade Association

IMPORTANCE OF NON-DEGREE STUDIES AT NUM

THIS WAS A "ONCE IN A LIFETIME" OPPORTUNITY; THE FIRST/LAST CHANCE FOR A “REAL" TRANSITIONAL-EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Post-Cold War (1992), I would be the First and Only American to independently experience a vast multitude of situational environs and realities firsthand - in Mongolia (since 1994); among Mongolian Students (1995-2000) AFTER 'The Cold War'.

At this early transitional time (I arrived June 1994), just couple years after the Cold War/collapse of the Russian Federation States (1989), the National University of Mongolia (NUM) wasn't properly setup for "non-communist" foreign EU/American students; regardless, I attended courses and concluded as a non-degree program (in 2000) for I had professional goals to achieve.

This experience, beyond course works, provided me 1000s of firsthand insights into an old-world educational system... to comprehend how Mongolia trains/educates its people, within their own environs/experience countless realities, based on an archaic soviet system provided me with unparalleled access to countless levels of comprehension that would allow me to better assist "Mongolia" through its social economic transition into a non-communist Open Market Economic Society; one must understand the people to be effective - which my career timeline/recognitions clearly show (SEE MULTI-INDUSTRY: PORTFOLIO/HONORS). This education provided me with parallel comprehension into Russia/China systems as they indeed share pedagogical methodologies and more - countless in-depth situational comprehensions of learning-styles, behaviors, psychologies, methods, opinions, challenges, aspirations, constraints, etc. Via my unique educational preparation, beyond operational management, I was able to apply these "lessons learned/experiences" towards advancing/strengthening/re-strengthening numerous USAID, World Bank, Adventure Studio, GER to GER, etc., Initiatives while assessing, mapping, planning, implementing, countering, mitigating countless potential risks/pitfalls that these Transitional Initiatives could have encountered if I didn't pursue my Education; as I'm able to sense what others were/are unable too.

Miyamoto Musashi

"Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye."

"Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things."

DEVELOPMENT OPS

Definitive LIST of how GER to GER ACTIVELY FULFILLS the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) WHILE actively adhering/advocating the the UN's UDHR.

Today‚Äôs major issue in Mongolia are irresponsible tour operators/competitors unethically profiteering/gaining from the ‚Äėresponsible tourism‚Äô brand by sabotaging Responsible Tour Operators' markets via disruptors, trolls, scammers, etc., that use Trip Advisor to damage the alternative incomes of nomadic families via factless statements of concern that the tourism industry "damages" nomads. What truly damages nomadic families are unethical individuals/scams/dishonest reviews and lack of market distinction now between responsible and irresponsible as everyone claims to be ‚Äėresponsible‚Äô.¬†Hence,¬†GERtoGER¬†is using SDGs to highlight our ‚ÄėResponsible Tourism‚Äô methodology:

  • SDG 1 - NO POVERTY:¬†¬†80% of Humanitarian Trips‚Äô finances are returned to rural nomads, drivers, etc.; 20% towards rural communities‚Äô marketing and workshops.
  • SDG 2 - ZERO HUNGER:¬†We have/continue to employ nomadic families who are the poorest of the poor.
  • SDG 3 - GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:¬†trainings¬†on health/safety/reduce sanitation illnesses (Hepatitis A, etc.);¬†incomes for medical¬†insurance, visits, medication, surgeries, etc.
  • SDG 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION:¬†Via workshops/incomes nomadic adults/children are receiving education via workshops (locals/internationals), schools,¬†high schools and universities.¬†
  • SDG 5 - GENDER EQUALITY:¬†Over 70% of our national managers are women; rurally, women care for travelers‚Äô family experience¬†(food, drink, etc.)¬†while¬†men generally guide¬†(though some women guide).¬†
  • SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION:¬†(TRAINING/OPERATIONS)¬†1) nomads/travelers ‚Äď ‚ÄúLeave No Trace‚ÄĚ 2) waste management to mitigate watershed damages along routes, etc.
  • SDG 7 - AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY:¬†assisted all nomadic families to obtain savings accounts across Mongolia - credit histories used for financial services/small-loans¬†to procure solar/wind powered units.¬†
  • SDG 8 - DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH:¬†¬†Social economic development via tourism while combatting negative aspects of open market growth.¬†¬†Over 90% of HR are rural; via ‚ÄúGeotourism‚ÄĚ we strengthen rural supply chains.¬†
  • SDG 9 - INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE:¬†¬†‚ÄúGER to GER‚ÄĚ is the Mongol Empire‚Äôs ancient ‚Äúkinetic supply chain‚Ä̬†‚Äď today this ancient supply chain advances¬†Mongolia‚Äôs social economic aspirations.¬†
  • SDG 10 - REDUCE INEQUALITIES:¬†In addition to financial equality, SDG initiatives in Mongolia and abroad -¬†for the last 6+ years we‚Äôve been tracking, mapping, countering, etc., a variety of ‚Äúinequalities‚ÄĚ from Asia to EU to mitigate home-grown issues across multiple countries/internet-platforms.
  • SDG 11 - SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES:¬†¬†GERtoGER meshes ‚Äúkinetic‚ÄĚ and ‚Äústatic‚ÄĚ supply chains¬†into itineraries, products, etc., towards advancing social economic development.¬†GERtoGER‚Äôs founder has spent 23+ years assisting Mongolia through its post-Soviet transitional development (tourism, meat, cashmere) ‚Äď first USAID funded¬†‚ÄúThe Competitiveness Initiative‚ÄĚ.¬†
  • SDG 12 - RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION:¬†1) travelers¬†are trained on ‚Äúsubsistence nomadic lifestyles, traditions, history, etc.‚Ä̬†2) nomadic tribes are provided with cashmere-alternatives owing to overgrazing issues (sharp increase in goat numbers); sustainable eco-incomes vs. land degradation incomes that impacts nomadism, livestock, GDPs, nature/environment.
  • SDG 13 - CLIMATE ACTION:¬†We have conducted Nomad Relief Efforts during climatic disasters;¬†films, media pieces, awareness campaigns, etc.¬†2) We established networks ‚Äėthat can‚Äô monitor trends¬†(goats, desertification, watershed situations, weather impacts on land degradation, etc.)
  • SDG 14 - LIFE BELOW WATER:¬†Via workshops all herder/travelers are trained about the importance of water resources¬†in relation to mitigating waste related issues, etc. Though Mongolia may not have oceans ‚Äď the quality of Mongolia‚Äôs watersheds are vital to nomadic populations throughout the country. Mr. Fromer assisted USAID Gobi Initiative‚Äôs ‚ÄúWatershed Monitoring‚ÄĚ program works as the quality of the watersheds directly impacts Mongolia‚Äôs GDPs (cashmere, meat, tourism) as nomadic families are the core ‚Äúnode‚ÄĚ of all three industries.
  • SDG 15 - LIFE ON LAND:¬†Via workshops herders/travelers are trained about the importance of land resources¬†in relation to mitigating waste related issues, watershed impacts on land quality, weather/climatic degradation of land, etc., in addition to serious issues pertaining to overgrazing, etc., GER to GER has established nomadic networks 'that can‚Äô monitor such remote concerns (GDP concerns).
  • SDG 16 - PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS:¬†We promote the UN‚Äôs UDHRs¬†within Mongolia, social media, etc. Mr. Fromer encourages all countries to ‚Äúmaintain the peace‚ÄĚ via making the general public aware of social-issues (extremists, oppression OPS, racial hate CRIMES, etc.) that may indeed hinder social economic development.¬†
  • SDG 17 - PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS:¬†Via social media networks (Facebooking, Twitter, etc.), partners, donors, etc., we proactively expand our initiatives.
    • "Responsible-Tours.org"¬†established by GER to GER and the Founder, this new Initiative is being launched by ‚ÄúThe Global Practitioners‚ÄĚ to assist International CBTs, CSR Initiatives, alternative community travel networks and Geotourism Initiatives
    • ‚ÄúLastLifeLine.org"¬†under the GERtoGER Foundation this new Initiative aims to match Global Issues of the aforementioned ‚ÄúMDGs/SDGs‚ÄĚ that require exposure to better link with like-minded organizations.

Responsible Travel Notes: 

*¬†All Humanitarian Trips and Homestays are 100% "Reality Trips" that are managed and operated by locals and nomadic families; GER to GER Office operates ONLY AS A Humanitarian ‚ÄúTravel Agent‚ÄĚ for communities (non-tour operator).

* GER to GER humanitarian trips is about "Reality" - real families, real lifestyles, real situation, etc. (who are the Mongols? And not about our expectations).

* GER to GER humanitarian trips are not an amusement park experience - it’s about awareness/respecting nomadic lifestyle and learning "their ways" (not ours), etc.

* GER to GER is an opportunity for people to learn how to integrate within other cultures vs. other cultures catering to our international norms and standards that we have become overly accustomed too and demand others to adhere too (like paid entertainment slaves).

* GER to GER has generated over a Million USD towards Mongolia’s social economic development via supply-chain synergies and provides over 80% of its revenues toward rural nomadic families that greatly need this alternative income source.