We are pleased to introduce Dr Allison Anderson and Lisa Counsell: TRC Tourism Tasmania! It is wonderful to have a permanent team on the ground in one of our favourite destinations.

Formerly the Head of Research and Insights at Tourism Tasmania, TRC Tourism Specialist Partner Alli loves writing destination management plans and research. Actually, she loves pretty much everything tourism. ‘Every job is new and exciting and we have such a lovely team. I can’t believe how lucky I am to do what I do with such awesome people.’

A born and raised Tasmanian, Alli Anderson is passionate about her beautiful island home. She is knowledgeable and experienced in the development and management of the Tasmanian tourism offering. Alli’s favourite experience is the Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures where an abalone diver takes visitors down the Derwent River and the d’Entrecasteaux Channel and cooks fresh abalone, crayfish, scallops, oysters, salmon (flamed, on a salt block, omg) and sea urchin on a bbq right in front of you, with free flowing Tasmanian champagne of course!

Alli’s love of the Tasmanian waterways does not stop at its culinary offerings – she is a brave and seasoned ocean swimmer, even in the depths of a Tassie winter.

From Alli’s love of the water, to those who prefer the snowy peaks of the Tasmanian mountains, Lisa Counsell is TRC tourism project support and research officer with a background in policy development, research and education. She has a passion for outdoor adventure sports, and loves being able to protect and share our natural spaces through sustainable nature based and adventure tourism.

Lisa has recently moved from Canberra to Tasmania in search of new adventures and new trails with her family, bikes and dogs. Living in Hobart’s ‘Mountain Suburb’, Lisa has landed in the right place: on the doorstep of the endless track and trails of kunanyi, Mt Wellington.

Exploring the wilderness and adventure of Tassie as a new local, Lisa’s favourite experience *so far* is trail running through the Southwest Wilderness Area from Cockle Creek to the exposed cliffs and beaches of South Cape Rivulet – where one can (almost) make out the icy shores of Antarctica.

Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures

Running to South Cape Rivulet

The A-Team ;) …. (T-team??)

TRC team dogs enjoying a catch up on Howrah beach