Alaska Expedition Team

Share the adventure with knowledgeable, engaging companions


Over the 30+ years of our history in Southeast Alaska, the quality of our veteran staff, and their companionship is the reason the Lindblad name is known and respected for top-quality expeditions. And, together with National Geographic, there is no better team anywhere.  

The most robust expedition team in Alaska
Explore with one staff member on board per every 10 guests—the most robust team working in Alaska. Every expedition sails with a six-person team comprised of a veteran expedition leader and five naturalists, including an undersea specialist and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist. Together, our Alaska travel guides will provide you with a greater understanding and appreciation of this exceptional place.

More specialties and personalities
With more naturalists per guest than any other company in Alaska, you’re ensured a healthy diversity of naturalist specialties—marine biology, evolutionary biology, ornithology, and more—and personalities. You are never directed into groups or assigned. You’re free to gravitate to the naturalists whose interests mirror your own. And our team will make each day of your expedition deeply rewarding.

Featured Alaska Team Members

  • Elise Lockton

    Naturalist
    Elise’s passion for travel and interpretation is evident when you learn about the places she has chosen to live, work and travel. A degree in environmental studies introduced her to the world of interpreting nature, which has evolved into both a passion and profession.

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  • Emily Pickering

    Naturalist/Expedition Diver
    Emily was raised by two veterinarians in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse dreaming about the sea. Her fascination was solidified by visits to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and summers spent gazing into tide pools and listening for killer whales off the coast of British Colombia.  

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  • Jared Funderburk

    Naturalist
    Jared grew up in the Carolinas with a passion for exploring the natural world and helping others discover and appreciate it. Ever since he was a boy, he’s always felt most at home in nature. 

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  • Lee Moll

    Naturalist
    Lee grew up as a "Nature Girl" in the rural outskirts of New York City, where she developed and expressed her keen sense of biophilia.  She expanded her passion for the outdoors when she ventured to the western side of the country and she currently owns a home in Boise, Idaho.

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  • Rab Cummings

    Expedition Leader
    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. After earning a degree in natural resource management from the University of Montana, Rab focused his efforts on natural history education. 

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  • Steve Ewing

    Video Chronicler
    Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Steve fell in love with the beauty of the natural world at an early age. In addition to nature, his other main passion was telling stories though the medium of television and radio. Steve studied broadcast journalism at the University of Oregon. There, he learned how to shoot, edit, and report compelling stories using digital video.

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