Expedition Team

Our team is the key to your incredible adventure


Explore the islands and sail in the company of top experts. Benefit from the knowledge of our Greek Isles travel guides—team specialties include Greek history, cultural anthropology, geology, and archaeology—and passion to observe and understand more of all you’ll see. And enjoy their company; you’ll find them highly engaging and fun to share a drink or dinner with, as well as a hike.


Meet the expedition team for this departure

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  • Effie Perperi

    Cultural Specialist
    Effie was born in Kozani, in the northern part of Greece. She studied for two years at the Superior School of Tourism Administration. She attended the Guide School of Corfu during the period of 1998 – 2000. She has traveled extensively in Greece and Europe. She speaks English, French and German. Her interests include music, sailing, traveling, reading and foreign languages.

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  • John Frick

    Expedition Leader
    Although he didn’t set out for a life of travel, John has combined his passions for education and exploring the world and turned them into a successful career leading trips around the globe. 

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  • Linda Burback

    Assistant Expedition Leader
    Born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Linda and her Air Force family moved extensively throughout the U.S. when she was a child. Linda continues to travel and explore a broader spectrum of the world as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic. Linda earned her B.Sc. in horticulture from the University of Arizona in 1985 and worked with this degree in the commercial cactus industry for sixteen years.

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  • Rab Cummings

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Born near Seattle, Washington, Rab enjoyed a highly unconventional childhood as the son of a veterinary science professor. He spent his youth paddling canoes through Canada’s hinterlands, deepening his love and understanding of the natural world. 

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  • Rebecca Ingram

    Historian
    A research associate with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA), Rebecca Ingram has studied ancient Mediterranean seafaring and trade since 2000. She earned her M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2013) through the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University.

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  • Roula Skoula

    Cultural Specialist
    Zafiria-Roula-Skoula was born on the island of Crete. She first studied journalism and worked as a print and radio journalist for many years in Athens. A lifetime lover of travel and history, she found the perfect combination in a career as a guide in Athens.

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