About the DHTA
DHTA Board of Directors for the year 2013-2014
Secretary – Gwenith Whitford is a Canadian expatriate who has lived on Dominica for over 15 years. As an author, she has written extensively about the Nature Island in local, regional and international mediums. Her compilations of the first eight issues of Dominica 100+ Things to Do (2003-11) provided her with opportunities to completely familiarize with all of Dominica’s attractions. She is currently Editor of the DDA’s Tourism Update and is writing an e-book through her popular blog, Ti Domnik Tales. This is her second time on the DHTA Board, as she served as a Director in 2008-09. She is passionate about promoting the Nature Island to the world.
Director – Daniel NunezDaniel is originally from Sweden but has been in and out of Dominica for the last 20 years. The last 11 years he has lived here fulltime. He is the Manager of Hibiscus Eco Tours, which includes the Trolley Train, river tubing, and sightseeing tours for the cruise industry. He is also involved with the Hibiscus Valley Inn in Concord. Daniel has a degree in Marketing from the Gothenburg School of Economics and Commercial Law in Sweden. This is his second consecutive year on the DHTA Board as a Director. His interests focus on the Access, Marketing and National Tourism Cocktail Subcommittees. During his many years in both the cruise and the hotel sectors, Daniel has acquired knowledge that he feels can be useful to the industry as a whole.
Director – Daryl AaronDaryl hails from the mountain village of Cochrane. She has spent many years in the tourism industry in the Caribbean region and has also lived and worked in London. Her career has involved positions at the Hilton Trinidad; the Jalousie Hilton in St. Lucia, as well as the former Castaways Hotel on Mero Beach. She has also assumed various roles at the Anchorage Hotel over a 10 year period, including Operations Manager of Dominica Tours and Manager of the Anchorage Whale Watch & Dive Center. She is currently Resort Manager and Human Resources Manager at Rosalie Bay Resort/Beverly LLC. This is Daryl’s first time on the Board and she is excited about making a contribution to help build Dominica’s tourism product, as the hospitality industry is her passion.
Office Administrator – David ThornhillDavid has been the face and voice at the DHTA Office since 2008. He is very keen on the tourism and hospitality industry as he has an Associate Degree in this specialty from the Dominica State College. He is currently furthering his studies through the Anglia Ruskin University online programme by working towards a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality and Tourism Management and has been elected as Course Representative of that faculty. He is also an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Roseau. He helps the Board with a variety of administrative matters and can also provide assistance to you when you visit the DHTA Office at 17 Castle Street. You can also call him there at 440-3430 or 616-1055.