Anastasia Pinto serves as executive director of Micato Safaris, a family-owned tour operator founded by her parents in Kenya nearly 50 years ago. A Southern Californian, Anna spends her days as the West Coast face of Micato, heading up its worldwide sales efforts and logging countless air hours travelling the globe on the company’s behalf. Anna’s background is set firmly in the hospitality business, having been an executive with Hyatt Hotels in both the South Pacific and North America. Anna was born and raised in Kenya, spending her undergraduate years in the U.S. at St. Lawrence University in the beautiful Adirondacks of New York. Upholding the family’s charitable legacy, she is deeply involved with AmericaShare, CARES Foundation, and California-based Pediatric Therapy Network, PV Juniors, Sandpipers, The Associates, Vistas and Face Forward. Her role models for charitable giving? Africa’s neediest. “African people will give their last dollar or banana away to someone who needs it more.