James Sano is president of Geographic Expeditions, a San Francisco-based Adventure Travel and consulting company. Previously he served with the National Park Service in Yosemite as the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and as Mather District Naturalist. With extensive experience in expeditions and exploration, Mr. Sano was the leader of the 1983 American Mt. Everest Expedition and recently co-led the first guided crossing of South Georgia Island. He has also served on the boards of the Yosemite Services Corporation, Yosemite Alpine Club, The Mono Lake Foundation, The Natural Step, and the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund.