Chief Expedition Officer
Trey Byus has worked in the travel industry for over two decades, but immediately knew he found a home when he started working for Lindblad Expeditions in 1993. He started as an Expedition Leader, working in numerous regions around the world for 6 years before accepting the newly created position of Director of Field Staff. In that role, Trey led the department responsible for scheduling and managing all of Lindblad's Naturalists, Historians and Expedition Leaders.
Along with an impressive team of colleagues, Trey helped to expand the company's field vision to implement a wide variety of high-tech tools—video microscopes, hydrophones, underwater cameras, an ROV, and more—that have further illuminated the integral role the undersea plays on every expedition. Soon thereafter, the next innovative phase took place, putting Video Chroniclers on all Lindblad vessels, and forming an in-house video productions department.
As Director of Field Staff & Expedition Technology, Trey joined the Lindblad Management Committee in early 2002.
In January of 2004, Trey became the Vice President of Field Operations and Program Development, taking on more responsibility for vessel itineraries and new business development. It was also during this time that Trey assisted Sven Lindblad in forming a meaningful relationship with the National Geographic Society that has ultimately led to the Lindblad-National Geographic alliance.
In October 2009, Trey took on the position of Chief Expedition Officer (CXO). In this role, Trey works with his colleagues to oversee all programming for six owned and all chartered vessels.