Co-Founder, MOYO Training Foundation
Growing up, Aukje enjoyed nature mostly from horseback, which instilled a love for wandering in wild spaces. She holds degrees in Law and History, but when working in these fields ceased to inspire her, she discovered true adventure travel while cycling from Tanzania to the Netherlands.
When she finished her biking expedition, Aukje entered the workforce again as the Director of the Respect the Mountains Foundation, bringing the message of ecotourism and live events to the European Sustainable Mountain Tourism market.
In 2018 Aukje started working for Rewilding Europe. She managed the in-house travel company (the European Safari Company) and was in charge of Wildlife Tourism development & training in the different rewilding areas.
She co-created the rewilding tourism training program with Simon Collier in 2020, which trained over 200 participants & tourism professionals, and ran for three years.
The nature positive impact this program had on participants, partners, and herself, has motivated her to pour her heart and soul in yet another challenge: starting MOYO Training Foundation.