Raw Wildlife's behind-the-scenes team. Our commitment to you is to provide quality travel services for your next getaway. We understand that your time is precious and we aim to ensure your next booking is effortless and time sensitive. We will provide the best solutions for you. Our expertise can assist you in making the best decisions based on your travel needs.
Raw Wildlife Encounters (RAW) founder and CEO, Jessica McKelson developed her leading edge eco-tourism model from spending six months in Sumatra, Indonesia after becoming the youngest Australian to be awarded the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) Fellowship in 2006, awarded by the Pratt Foundation. During these six month, Jessica was able to study and evaluate conservation programs, as well as work closely with leading conservationists.
Sjoukje Vaartjes is Animal Records Officer at Melbourne Zoo, and holds a Bachelor of Science and qualifications in zoo keeping, nursing, and travel and ticketing. Sjoukje has travelled extensively around the world and her incredible travel experience makes her ideal as our travel representative.
Lauren has over 16 years experience working in the travel industry and is your personalised travel concierge for all your needs. Combined with our adventure travel programs in RAW, Lauren can offer you ALL travel that includes leisure, corporate and last minute getaways.
Lauren looks forward to being your personal travel concierge and is available to help you anytime.