“Clark Kotula – Representation and Sales Support”, was created by a desire to bring my 25 years of destination knowledge, operational experience, contacts, and sales and marketing acumen together into a vehicle that would promote the very best tourism projects in South America, those that truly provide visitors an insight into the region I love so much.
Previously, I worked for the San Francisco based tour operator, Geographic Expeditions, for five years. In my role as Regional Director for Latin America, I was responsible for trip development, sales, and marketing of all trips in Central and South America while leading new cutting edge departures for the company. During my tenure at Geographic Expeditions, I was fortunate to be recognized, three years consecutively, by Conde Nast Traveler as the world's top travel specialist for Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.
Before Geographic Expeditions I resided in Cusco, Peru for 8 years – working as a freelance guide and operations manager for numerous local and international tour operators; leading whitewater rafting trips, trekking expeditions, luxury FIT groups and journalists on assignment throughout Central and South America.
Together with my wife Jacqueline, we founded the non-profit organization “Dental Project Peru” in 2001. The charity provides free emergency dental care and education to the poorest indigenous communities of the Peruvian Andes.
I studied at Prescott College in Arizona where I obtained a dual degree in Latin American Studies and Outdoor Program Administration.
Between frequent travels, I reside in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wife and two young boys. I am an avid traveler, surfer, kite-boarder, mountain biker, scuba diver and filmmaker.