Meet Your Guides
Terry Divyak - Owner
Ever since I was fifteen and discovered the magic of the dark room, I have been an avid photographer and helplessly addicted to looking at the world through a lens.
Having the opportunity to travel to many beautiful places throughout the world, I learned to love the culture and people of the city or country I was in. Seattle is my hometown, and I am a fourth generation Seattleite. I am always amazed by what the city had to offer visitors, and I saw a need to combine a love of photography with travel. Thus Shutter Tours was born.
My personal photography has taken me into many directions including Photo District News Magazine as a winner in the Pro Division of PDN's World in Focus Travel Contest in 2008. Grand Prize winner in 2009 Wells Fargo/Wachovia photo contest. I have also written for Pilot Guides, a travel site better known for their Globetrekker TV series. I was a featured photographer on MyFox networks, 1 hour special produced by Bennett Productions and Ujena TV. Numerous interviews include the Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal, Washington Examiner and television appearances on QFOX13 and Seattle's premier local show, "Evening Magazine". I also am a yearly judge for the Seattle University International Photography competition as well as the National Scholastic photography competition.
You can see my personal travel photography wesbite at TravelFanatical.com
I am thrilled to have found a career that utilizes my extensive background in business management and the travel industry as Shutter Tour’s Operations Manager. While I spend most of my time working behind the scenes in the capacity of Public Relations, Tour Development, and marketing, you will also see me driving the tour bus and serving our famous picnic lunch during the busy season.
My customer service background has served me in the airline industry, the hospitality industry and the medical field. In all positions, it has always been my goal to give the best possible experience to all who are present.
It has been a thrill to be involved in Shutter Tours growth and to have participated in the experiences that have made this company one of the top 3 tours in Seattle as rated by Tripadvisor! There is nothing like the feeling of satisfaction you get when your clients tell you that you have way exceeded their expectations and that it is the best tour ever!