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Sandy Cunningham
President


FAVORITE QUOTE

A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places. 
~ Isabelle Eberhardt 
After 25 years of hair raising adventures in Africa, Sandy is now found manning the helm of marketing, media and new product development for Uncharted.  Staring down a lion or fighting bush fires pales in comparison to her current responsibilities!
 
Born in South Africa and raised in Rhodesia during the war, she spent most of her childhood in the family digs in Salisbury, where her Mother tended the unruly brood and her father fought in a war. She grew up exploring the dewy Nyanga Mountains, trout fishing and hiding out in magical mountain cabins.  She spent lazy days on Lake Kariba dodging crocs and hippos and collecting dung beetles.  Countless holidays were spent at Victoria Falls as “terrs” (terrorists) pelted the surrounding landscapes with rockets and mortars, and yes, this all seemed perfectly normal to her.  Her first Safaris were spent driving in convoys flanked by armored tanks. Her Dad would yell “duck” and they would hide down in the car behind a re-enforced metal passenger doors as bursts of gunfire peppered their little motorcade.  Considering her childhood, is it any wonder she chose the Safari world as her life!  
 
After time in England and Europe finishing her education, she set off to Kenya with her husband on their honeymoon. Kenya was at once intoxicating and complicated and it was here that her youthful explorations gave way to a more intimate awareness of Africa and of the rural African people, the compelling reasons to preserve wildlife and how inextricably linked these two were.  These early years in Kenya laid the foundation for a lifelong dedication to empowering African people through committed conservation-based tourism and in turn, preserving the continent's last remaining wilderness areas and wildlife. 
 
Her home is now nestled in the hills that form the southernmost tip of the mighty Rocky Mountains in Santa Fe. The hills look remarkably like the Chyulu Hills of Kenya where she and Chip once lived (Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa). They have two mischievous and adventurous daughters. They also have mountain lion, bobcat, bear, deer and coyotes on their property, and the surrounding magic and breathtaking light of the high desert reminds her of Africa every day. 






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Chip Cunningham

Chip Cunningham

Chip grew up on the shores of San Diego, surfing and playing every sport imaginable. He ended up excelling in tennis which led him to his first career after college, he played all over the world. Learn more »
Nicole Fernandez

Nicole Fernandez

Nicole's passion for globetrotting began early. As the daughter of Cuban born parents (her father was a Colonel with the US Air Force), Nicole was brought up living and travelling between the US, Brazil and Portugal.

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Madeline Brenneman

Madeline Brenneman

A Colorado native, Madeline was the youngest of four girls. She grew up spending her summers tucked in the Rocky Mountains hiking, riding and fishing...Learn more »
Erin Parker

Erin Parker

Erin's passion for photography carried her across the country and overseas, exploring Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Romania. Her indomitable character and irreverent sense of humor wins over everyone, and as one of the newest members of the Uncharted Sales Team her wit keeps everything very entertaining! Learn more »
Molly Doerner

Molly Doerner

Molly hails from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with a gypsy wind beneath her belt and a spark of adventure under her feet.Learn more »
James Sengeny

James Sengeny

"It is my people and myself that are responsible for protecting the wildlife."
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Brenda Fleming

Brenda Fleming

As a young adult Brenda flew the coop and began her adventures in Europe where she spent time in Paris, Spain, Morocco, Ireland, Italy, England, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Learn more »

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