We are pleased to introduce some of our staff members below. Without the hard work and commitment of these people, your experiences would not be the same. Over the years they have shown our clients the best that Mongolia has to offer and are now ready to assist you in any way they can.
Suzan came to Mongolia in 1994 after a peripatetic lifestyle of travel, and experiences in a number of countries. She has worked in the tourist industry since 2000 and she has been instrumental in the setting up of The Tuul Riverside Lodge. Her love and knowledge of Mongolia, combined with her artistic flare has been invaluable in the creation of the camp down to the smallest detail. She is still active in the day to day running of the camp and you often see her helping guests out with any queries they may have. Being fluent in Mongolian, she is the perfect person to have around and is a great asset for the camp. Mobile: +976-99099365
Odgerel or Eggie has been a cook for Nomads since 2001 and has traveled to all corners of the country on expeditions. She now finds herself at the Tuul Riverside Lodge for most of the summer. Before her time at Nomads she was a cook and kindergarten teacher. When she gets the time, Eggie likes listening to music, playing sport and reading.
Bataa has been working at the Tuul Riverside Lodge for the last four years. He is the camp´s main horse wrangler and was born and bred in the surrounding valley. His horse-man-ship and knowledge of the local area make him an ideal source of local information. Bataa and his family are extremely hospitable and he often takes groups of guests to his nearby ger to give them a taste of real countryside life.
Bolormaa is the camp manager and if you have any questions, she is the person to see. She started to work at the lodge in the spring of 2007 and has helped to improve the services that we provide. Born and bred in Sainshand in Dornogovi Province she came to Ulaanbaatar to study Traditional Mongolian Script before completing a Post Graduate Diploma at the Academy of Management. She has conducted and participated in many workshops and conferences and has been lucky enough to travel to Russia, China and the Republic of Tuva. When she is not working Bolormaa likes to read.
Davaa is the main driver who will get you across the various branches of the Tuul River to the camp. He has been working for Nomads since 2001 and has driven across the entire country on various expeditions. He was trained as a mechanic before becoming a full time driver. He grew up in a small village in Tov Province and moved to Ulaanbaatar in 1970. When he is not working Davaa likes to ride horses and he is still a good wrestler.
Jacek Karasinski is a Polish student with IESTE, a student organization that matches students from around the world to specific jobs whereby they can gain valuable work experience and learn about different world cultures. As a kayak instructor he led trips down the nearby Tuul River, as well as assisting on horse riding trips in the area.