Gerard Heelan – Travel Counsellor
Hello, my name is Gerard and I’m based in Buxton, Derbyshire, the gateway to the Peak District and home of the famous Buxton mineral water. My wife Maggi and I have a 22-year-old son Teague (who lives in Jerusalem and works in Tel Aviv in the financial sector), and 19-year-old daughter Sorcha who is studying Medicine in her 2nd year at Edinburgh University.
My hobbies/interests include walking, running (now depending on who is looking, it can seem like I am just walking quickly), rugby (Munster rugby fans due to my family background), chess, theatre, world music and fitness training.
I have more than 28 years’ experience working within travel in a variety of roles. I spent 10 years as an adventure tour guide and in operations and marketing for one of the leading adventure tour companies in the UK – with Explore Worldwide. Elsewhere I worked as a tour manager for a UK luxury tour operator – Bales Worldwide, over a period of 10 years.