General Manager

Zach Vanasse

Operations Team

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”

– kurt vonnegut

Zach began his career in travel as a writer & editor for a travel magazine and spent the better part of the past decade working for a travel and tourism consultancy in Toronto. He has travelled extensively for his work through the years and has collaborated with leading travel organizations around the world to develop incredible travel experiences and tell remarkable stories.  

Throughout his career he has also worked to connect travel organizations with sustainability leaders from across the globe and has supported and developed sustainability programs and initiatives for a number of international travel companies. This work has included advocating to bring an end to the exploitation of elephants for tourism; efforts to ban the breeding, display, and trade in cetaceans for entertainment in Canada; and helping to develop a not-for-profit, artisan-run Indigenous arts program that works to sustain Indigenous craft while providing cross-cultural exchanges. 

Zach has been working in partnership with Outer Shores since 2014 and officially joined the team in 2022. Joining Outer Shores represents the culmination of Zach’s life and career to date, bringing his affinity for sustainability, travel, learning about science and wildlife, and incredible gastronomic experiences all together in one place.