I started my first communications firm in 1988, while still in high school, because I knew that I have a different way of looking at communications projects and systems. I knew that I could find solutions where none seemed possible. This is what I’ve based my career on.
After receiving my BA in mass communication from York University in Toronto, Canada, I began working in the publishing industry. Eventually, I focused on new-media research, which led to publishing one of the first reports on e-books and e-publishing in Canada. This gave me the opportunity to lecture about media relations, technology, publishing, marketing and business presentations across Canada as well as in Beijing, Seoul and Central Asia.
I found the travel exhilarating—meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and trying new foods—so I focused my work and became an international communications manager, which allowed me to continue to work across the world. As a result, I have travelled to more than 30 countries and am currently working on a non-fiction book about my travels through Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Click the links to read about my adventures in Kathmandu, Kabul, and Bhutan, published in Bold Magazine and Travel Life. To read the full Ten Days in Kabul click here.
While traveling, I take cooking lessons and try all the local dishes I can find. I’ve learned to cook in some very bizarre kitchens and sampled awesome street food throughout Asia. You can see some terrific images of my travels and the foods I’ve had at Oliver Strong’s photo gallery, Strong Snaps.For a more complete work history, skills and experience, please visit the portfolio or Nensi’s LinkedIn profile.
Photographs from left to right:
- • Chairing a benefit, Toronto, Canada © Bill Pusztai
- • At a wedding, Kabul, Afghanistan © Oliver Strong
- • Water taxi, Dhaka, Bangladesh © Mamun Islam
- • Pyramid of Menkaure, Giza, just outside of Cairo, Egypt © Pete Davison
- • Top of a mountain, Ganghwa Island, South Korea © Oliver Strong