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Passionate about the geographies they explore (and return to regularly), our expedition teams illuminate each facet through their enthusiasm and knowledge. They are the ones who write the books, they are the locals; they are the experts that knowledgeable explorers want to travel with again and again. They are the best in their fields. Meet them and see why our staff inspires such passion.

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Adam Cropp

Expedition Leader

A passionately curious person by nature, Adam spends his time exploring remote destinations around the world with like-minded adventurers and sharing his extensive knowledge about the local flora and fauna.  He specializes in the sexual reproduction of marine organisms making his lectures not only educational and eye opening, but extremely entertaining! Read More>


Adam Britton


Adam is a British-born zoologist who has lived and worked in northern Australia since 1997. Before arriving in Darwin, Adam studied zoology, including a Ph.D., looking at the amazing acoustic world of tiny bats, and has spent time travelling and living in far more exotic places than England in pursuit of wildlife. He's developed a fascination with dangerous creatures and also the relationship that different cultures have toward them. Read More>


Adrian Cerda


Adrian studied biology at the national Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1991 the Wildlife Preservation Trust of Jersey, on Britain's Channel Islands, awarded Adrian with a scholarship to its prestigious sixteen-week training program in Captive Management and Breeding of Endangered Species. This pioneering course of study is responsible for the conservation and rescue of countless species on the verge of disappearance. While there, Adrian also received a sixmonth diploma in endangered species management. Read More>


Alberto Montaudon

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Alberto has been in love with nature since he was a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River.  He would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise, to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water.  His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love and respect nature.  As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became a biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. Read More>


Alexis Mutchler

Wellness Specialist

Alexis' passion is movement.  Be it through exercise, dance, body work, yoga or travel; in movement is where she finds strength. Starting dance at an early age, she continued on to college at the North Carolina School of the Arts on a dancing scholarship and later transitioned to the professional contemporary dance world. Read More>


Alizé Carrère

Expedition Leader

Raised in a tree house on the edge of a Finger Lake in upstate New York, Alizé Carrère has a deep passion for adventure and the outdoors. Thanks to her French roots, her earliest travels were spent throughout Europe, where childhood summers in France help forge a deep connection to the region. After moving to Montreal to complete a B.A. at McGill University in Environmental Sciences and International Development, she spent time living in Panama before returning to McGill to complete an M.Sc. in Bioresource Engineering. During this time, she lived in the Middle East working on water resource management between Israel and Palestine. Read More>


Alyssa Adler

Undersea Specialist

Alyssa graduated from Oregon State University in 2012 with a B.Sc. in marine biology, a minor in chemistry, and a PADI divemaster certification. Her dive training has taken her to undersea sites around the world including Greece’s Ionian Sea, the Caribbean waters of Honduras and Bonaire, and the Galápagos Islands. Read More>


Amy Sobesky

Wellness Specialist

Throughout her years of study, performance, and teaching as a professional ballet dancer, Amy Sobesky was drawn to the inspiration and awareness of the mind-body connection through the healing arts.  The study of ballet, modern, and flamenco dancing lead her to the practice of meditation, massage, and yoga.  She began her training and knowledge of hands on healing with a very powerful session of the Grinberg Method in Berlin, Germany in 2004.  Since then she has studied massage therapy in California learning modalities of Swedish and prenatal massage, deep tissue/trigger point work, craniosacral therapy, relaxing hot stone massage, reflexology, acupressure, cupping, and aromatherapy. Read More>


Andrew Atkin


Andrew was first drawn to Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands to the south of New Zealand by his interest in research and management of natural communities, especially birdlife. He returned south to the Ross Sea as a student of the University of Canterbury's "Gateway Antarctica" Centre for Antarctic Research with the NZ national program and later performed oceanographic research in the Southern Ocean in a collaborative program between the French National Antarctic Program (IPEV) and Australia’s scientific research body (CSIRO). Visits to the iconic base huts of Scott, Shackleton, Mawson and Borchgrevink in the Ross Sea and Adelie Land ignited his passion for Antarctic history and led to his doctoral studies on the history of scientific research into terrestrial magnetism on early expeditions that combined exploration with science. Read More>


Andy Szabo


Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Andy moved from the whale-impoverished shores of Lake Ontario to the west coast of British Columbia to pursue his passion for marine mammals and marine biology.  Andy received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Victoria, and was subsequently awarded his doctorate through the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University.  His graduate work focused on the maternal behavior and foraging ecology of Southeast Alaskan humpback whales; however, he has also participated in studies focused on other marine mammals, including blue, fin, grey, sperm and killer whales. Read More>

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