Gil Soltz is aN experienced writer, leader, and traveler.
Born and raised in Southern California, Gil double-majored in Politics and English at Brandeis University and did Teach For America in New Orleans before earning a Master of Public Administration from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service. In 2003, after traveling around the world and working for the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, he moved to San Francisco to devote his time to writing fiction. A few years later he met a Parisian, got into the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College (North Carolina), moved to Paris, took the Sorbonne's School of French Civilization, and started guiding walks for a big company. By 2013 Gil founded the Yefe Nof Residency for writers, researchers, and designers in the San Bernardino mountains to honor his father, and produced his first book as the origin story. Around the same time he began developing and presenting walking travel on his own as Moontown, freelancing for Context Travel and a few A-List travel advisors. His plans to build an ecosystem out of his activities are coming together. He is the father two boys. When he can, he enjoys reading, cooking, cocktails, movies, music, dancing, beer and coffee tasting, love, laughter, sport, biking, friendship, cultural exchange, Streetrunning, family, The Smiths, lists, daydreaming, challenges, and most things new and unfamiliar.