Birte grew up in Germany and inherited the travel bug from her outdoor-loving parents. As soon as she finished high school, Birte worked and travelled extensively throughout some of the most remote parts of the world. She fell in love with Australia, which she now calls her ‘second’ home.
Birte strongly believes in the power of sustainable travel in driving positive environmental and social change. After completing a Masters in Ecotourism and Sustainable Destination Management, Birte spent many years working with nature-based tourism businesses, non-profits and national park agencies. Birte now brings her expertise and passion for sustainability and conservation to RAW.
Birte is acutely aware that our customers are looking for meaningful experiences – something to believe in and adventures that positively contribute to the destinations we visit. Birte helps us ensure responsible travel is at the heart of everything we do. She helps us create immersive travel experiences that are designed to give back to local communities and positively impact the environment. She also ensures our operations meet stringent sustainability criteria.
Birte is currently leading RAW’s BCorp Certification, a thorough global certification scheme that officially validates our efforts to use “business as a force for good” (bcorporation.com.au).
A mother of two young boys, Birte is determined to leave the planet in the best shape possible for generations to come. Birte is passionate about connecting young people with nature and motivating environmental stewardship. She spends her family time by the ocean, riding, exploring parks or supporting zero waste initiatives and local beach cleans.