Born in Moscow airport and my father being in the Soviet air force meant I spent a lot of my early childhood moving from place to place. I guess you could say I had the travel bug from an early age. Whilst working as a guide in Kyrgyzstan, I learnt about the epic journeys Sundowners Overland ran through the region and I soon started leading numerous groups along the Silk Road and Trans Mongolian railway. After almost a decade of tour leading, I moved into the Ground Operations team in our UK/Europe office. Organizing the day to day running of the journeys means that I still get to share in all those fantastic experiences, discover new destinations and meet new and exciting people.