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Tusker - About Us Global Team

THE TUSKER TEAM

GUIDES AND OWNERS

Tusker Trail’s owners have a shared passion born in different continents. Eddie Frank, the original founder, was born in Africa and had adventure instilled in him when he was 6 years old by his father. He founded Tusker Trail in 1977 on an expedition across Africa, a childhood dream.

Amy Frank was born in Canada and developed her desire to explore at a very young age. She spent 25 years climbing mountains and leading adventurers through the wild back country of Canada, before joining Tusker Trail. Together Eddie and Amy are a formidable pair. They have assembled a diverse team of professionals throughout the world who share their dedication to running exciting journeys to the most remote corners of our planet.

INTERNATIONAL STAFF AND CREW

Tusker’s trekking team spans four corners of the globe, from the U.S. home base at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, to our overseas operations base at Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, as well as our partners in Nepal, Mongolia, Greenland and Patagonia. They are all dedicated to running fine treks and have boundless passion and deep local knowledge. Eddie and Amy have selected them for their experience and expertise in their corners of the world. After 45 years of enabling the dreams of thousands of travelers, we’ve got a great handle on adventure.

Tusker Staff - Founder | Guide Eddie Frank

Eddie Frank
Founder, Owner, Guide
years as explorer, adventurer and raconteur.

Tusker Staff - Co-Founder | Guide Amy Frank

Amy Frank
Owner, Guide
Years as Tusker's guiding light supreme.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Julian Jones

Julian Jones
Tanzania Operations Manager
years running the day to day on Kilimanjaro.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones
Tanzania Managing Director
years at the helm in Tanzania.

Tusker Trail Crew - Staff - Chelsey Elkik

Chelsey Elik
Trekking Coordinator in the USA
Assembles the nuts and bolts of your dream trek. 

Tusker Crew - Staff - Jaime Olive

Jaime Olive
Trekking Coordinator in the USA
Puts the finishing touches on your lifechanging trip.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Simon Minja

Simon Minja
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Happyfrais Kombe

Happyfrais Kombe
Kilmanjaro and EBC Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Urio Senyaeli

Senyaeli Urio
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Shabane Hassani

Shabane Hasani
Kilmanjaro and Everest Base Camp Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Nemes Meela

Nemes Meela
Kilmanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Gaudence Kessy

Gaudence Kessy
Kilmanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Eliakimu Mashanga

Eliakimu Mashanga
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Pastori Minja -Tusker Crew - Staff - Kilimanjaro Guide

Pastori Minja
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Frances Meela

Frances Meela
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kili Guide Thobias Meela

Thobias Meela
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Guide - Liberaty Matho

Liberaty Matho
Kilimanjaro Guide
years as a Tusker mountain guide.

Alex Minja
Kilimanjaro and Mongolia Chef
years as a Tusker Mountain Chef.

Kilimanjaro Chefs
Masters of the Adventure Kitchen
Trained by the Culinary Insitute of America.

Tusker Crew Staff - William Macha

William Macha
Tanzania Assistant Operations Manager
years with Tusker Trail.

Tusker Crew Staff - Frank Lulu

Frank Lulu
Kilimanjaro Equipment Manager
years keeping Tusker gear in top shape.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Peter Lulu

Peter Lulu
Tanzania Driver
years as an ambassador on your arrival.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Kilimanjaro Porters

Kilimanjaro Porters
Your Climbing Team
The backbone and soul of every climb.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Guide Dosjan

Dosjan
Mongolia Trek Guide
years as Tusker's Mongolia trekking partner.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horse Guide Karbai

Karbai
Mongolia Trek - Head Horse Guide
years as Tusker's head horse guide.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Kharmut

Harmut
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Lister

Lister
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Karankai

Karankai
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Burchak

Borchak
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Horseman Jasai

Jasai
Mongolia Trek Horseman
years as Tusker horsesman.

Tusker Crew - Staff - Mongolia Chef Alex Minja

Alex Minja
Mongolia Chef
years as Tusker's Mongolia chef.