Leaders in Change:
Our team of environmental, communications, and hospitality professionals has a strong reputation for expertise in the outdoor recreation industry.
We are committed to promoting stewardship and developing practices that address the impacts of climate change and enhance environmental resilience.
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As an environmental scientist, Dr. Jennifer Bender passionately seeks to bridge gaps between scientists, policy makers, and the public for environmental and sustainability issues. She serves as a member of the Environmental Innovation Clinic Lead Faculty, and Research Fellow, School for the Environment at University of Massachusetts. Dr. Bender also consults with NOAA, the UN Ocean Decade program, the National Science Foundation and the Nature Conservancy. She writes for food magazines on complex food choices and co-chairs the sustainability committee for the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston which draws 300,000 attendees annually. Dr. Bender is also a Board Member for the Pleiades Network, a community of women that support changemakers seeking to create a sustainable planet.
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Travis has been lauded as a hospitality polymath, an industry innovator and a positively disruptive thought leader in F&B. He has participated in over 500 resort, hotel, live entertainment and restaurant projects throughout his career. Travis leads the strategy and operations side of our team and contributes with his expertise in master planning, concept ideation, brand articulation, menu engineering, crafting the experience, guest mapping and performance coaching. In addition to his expansive portfolio, he is a ‘go to’ subject matter expert that has been featured in documentaries, been a contributing writer to Thrillist, co-authored cookbooks, consulted on Food Network programming, and has been a regular on national TV shows like Restaurant Impossible.
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Dawn Curtis Hanley is a brand strategist, an experience creator and a strategic communications expert for the luxury lifestyle, tourism/hospitality, real estate development, and sustainability/conservation sectors. With more than a dozen years working in the restaurant and hotel industry as a communications leader, Dawn continues to consult in the industry, developing powerful brand identities and activations for hotels across the country. In 2009-2010, Dawn managed a historic expedition, Around the Americas, a circumnavigation of the Americas by sail to bring awareness and attention to the threats to the oceans. She continues to maintain and collaborate with a strong network of environmental conservation experts.
By offering cutting-edge science insights and guidance, we empower our clients to embrace sustainability as a key driver of their brand and business success.
Echo Peak conducts a facility-wide audit and data evaluation to establish a baseline for our clients, followed by a tracking system to measure progress, prioritize initiatives, and communicate sustainability achievements to stakeholders.
Our team helps clients prioritize sustainability initiatives based on factors such as return on investment, ecological urgency, feasibility, and stakeholder interest. This balanced approach ensures financial responsibility, environmental impact, and stakeholder alignment, leading to value creation for the organization, environmental benefits, and improved reputation and customer loyalty.
We drive innovation to help clients achieve bold sustainability goals and create real impact. One way we do this is by sharing eco-intelligent insight reports to inform and inspire clients about sustainable tourism trends, breakthroughs, and opportunities. By staying ahead of the curve, we can identify innovative approaches that reduce environmental impact while enhancing the guest experience.
Proficiency with Perspective
Our advisory team is a diverse group of esteemed experts who share a common goal of creating a sustainable future.
The group includes documentarians, government officials, hoteliers, educators, and non-profit pioneers.
Their imagination, resourcefulness, and enterprise make them valuable assets, providing insight, guidance, and inspiration to our clients.
Co-executive Producer Food Network’s Chopped, Chopped Junior. Vivian is also Director of “Fork in the Road”, a documentary showing how to mitigate climate change via culinary choices.
Federal Coordinating Officer, FEMA and government affairs expert, advising clients on relevant federal agency programs and resources related to sustainability.
President Ecological Solutions Inc. & Chief Sustainability Officer, The Saunders Hotel Group.
Professor of Management at University of San Diego School of Business - Nichole’s expertise is examining how organizations manage interconnected social and environmental problems.
Executive Director, Zero Foodprint, non-profit mobilizing the food world around agricultural climate solutions. ZFP was named the 2020 James Beard Foundation’s ‘Humanitarian of the Year’.
We specialize in providing progressive and pragmatic environmental insights. We work hand-in-hand with resort teams and a network of experts to promote fresh mindsets, healthy practices, and shape new models of eco-intelligence.
We believe that every organization has the potential to be a positive force for change in the world. We are committed to supporting you in defining and achieving a vision for stewardship and sustainability.
Echo Peak’s sustainability assessments are designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of our client’s sustainability practices, positioning, and benchmarking, helping to identify opportunities for improvement and set meaningful sustainability goals.
Our consulting services cover a wide range of sustainability areas, including projects, operations, and recommendations. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a sustainability roadmap that aligns with your business objectives and helps you make sustainable decisions that positively impact the bottom line.
Our coaching services are designed to help clients go from ideas to implementation, providing guidance and support every step of the way. We'll help you identify and prioritize sustainability initiatives that align with your business goals and work with you to develop a plan for implementing them successfully.
We are committed to helping our clients become best-in-class in sustainability, which is why we constantly aim to evolve and keep pace with advancements and innovation in the industry. We provide certification services to help clients self-designate sustainability initiatives and stand out as leaders in the industry.