Press Room - Profile: Danielle Timmons, Partner
Danielle Timmons is a Partner at Aquila Tours, an innovative leader in the tourism industry in Saint John. Her responsibilities include financial management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, as well as being the resident in-house “tech geek” for the office.
Aquila has 2 core areas of focus: Shore Excursions in Saint John, and Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence. Danielle plays an active day-to-day role in both sides of the Aquila business, acting as one of the Cruise Managers for the ships that call to Saint John each year.
Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence offers training programs in the areas of Tour Operator Excellence, Tour Guide Excellence, and Port Excellence, all designed to for cruise destinations around the world to achieve excellence in their ports, tours, guides and businesses. Aquila is highly respected within the cruise industry and has been named as one of the best tour operators in the world by cruise executives. Danielle has varied roles in the Center for Cruise Excellence, which include program delivery, project management and marketing.
She is actively involved with in the business community in Saint John. Danielle is a member of the Board of Directors for Enterprise Saint John, as well as the Administrator for the Board of Directors of the Saint John Hotel Association.
Prior to re-joining Aquila in 2004, Danielle was employed as the Marketing Manager with Toombs KWA, an outplacement firm in Calgary. In this role, she had the opportunity to work directly with clients who had been laid off, and taught several workshops including Learned Optimism, Building Resilience, Job Searching on the Internet and others.
Throughout her six years in Calgary, Danielle also enjoyed volunteering as an adult literacy tutor. Danielle currently lives in Grand Bay and likes spending her free time enjoying the outdoors with her husband Lance and two young children, Ben & Emma.
Our tour guide, Bonnie, was the best tour guide we have ever had on a Princess Cruise shore tour. Our shore excursion was Tuesday Sept. 29th and she provided us with the most insightful experience on the people, the culture, the history and the sights of Saint John, New Brunswick. We really appreciate the job well done by Bonnie.
Joseph S. Kramer
We took the Hopewell Rocks Tidal Discovery Tour led by Sue Crawford. We had no idea what a treat we were in for. The ride out to the rocks was over two hours, but the time flew by as Sue pointed out all of the highlights and history of the area. She was well informed, enthusiastic and engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her. We were fortunate to arrive at the rocks at low tide and had an excellent experience as Ranger Rick explained the phenomena of the 40 foot rise and fall of the tide as well as what we were looking at on the ocean floor. This experience was by far the highlight of our vacation.
My husband and I loved our excursion of Bay of Fundy Whale and Wildlife Watching. Our tour guide was Sue and she was great. Very funny and entertaining as well as answered all questions. Made the tour fun and very enjoyable. Our marine biologist on our boat, Danielle was also fabulous. Extremely informative and love the information she provided while out looking at the different wildlife at the Bay of Fundy.
Colleen Schnibbe Lindsey
It may have been windy, but Paula made my excursion a wonderful way to visit Saint John for the first time. What a lovely lady and very knowledgeable.