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Expedition Team

Expedition Team

The most experienced crew on land, water, and ice

World class marine biologists, environmental scientists, ornithologists, and modern day explorers are all part of our expedition team – highly experienced, synced to your needs and interests, and with safety always top of mind. More than a team, though, this is a tight knit family. Most of us voyage together year after year, all share a deep love for Antarctica, and all take immense pleasure in making your trip one you’ll never forget.

Polar Latitudes is one of the few operators that require all operational staff to be certified as crew under the International Maritime Organization’s STCW standards. Furthermore, we are the first polar operator to adopt the Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) guide qualification framework, a world first in training and certifying polar guides in the skills and experience required for our unique industry. Read more about why you should consider choosing PTGA accredited guides here.

Hayley Shephard
Hayley Shephard
Director of Expedition Operations
Dr. Dan Schual-Berke
Dr. Dan Schual-Berke
Medical Director
Hannah Lawson
Hannah Lawson
Expedition Leader
Nate Small
Nate Small
Expedition Leader
Pablo Brandeman
Pablo Brandeman
Expedition Leader
Stephi Walker
Stephi Walker
Assistant Expedition Leader
Mariela Cornejo
Mariela Cornejo
Passenger Service Manager
Conny Bartl
Conny Bartl
Passenger Service Manager
Marc Jansen
Marc Jansen
Passenger Service Manager
Grace Cordsen
Grace Cordsen
Passenger Service Manager
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Citizen Science Coordinator
Seb Coulthard
Seb Coulthard
Antarctic Historian
Falcon Scott
Falcon Scott
Antarctic Historian
Paul Hart
Paul Hart
Antarctic Historian
Mattias Horntrich
Mattias Horntrich
Marine Mammals
Thérèse Horntrich
Thérèse Horntrich
Marine Mammals
Jeff Reynolds
Jeff Reynolds
Marine Mammals
Ruth Peacey
Ruth Peacey
Ornithologist
Marty Garwood
Marty Garwood
Ornithologist
Tracy Allen
Tracy Allen
Geologist
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Geologist
Ben Osborne
Ben Osborne
Photography Coach
Philip Stone
Philip Stone
Photography Coach
Will Rogan
Will Rogan
Photography Coach
Kalle Kaub
Kalle Kaub
Photography Coach
Adam Rheborg
Adam Rheborg
Photography Coach
Nicole Genoud
Nicole Genoud
Kayak Guide
Zack Kruzins
Zack Kruzins
Kayak Guide
Sara Orstadius
Sara Orstadius
Adventure Guide
Ben Boulton
Ben Boulton
Adventure Guide
Laura Zhang
Laura Zhang
Adventure Guide
Bryan McDonald
Bryan McDonald
Adventure Guide
David Hartmann
David Hartmann
Kayak Guide
Echo Xia
Echo Xia
Adventure Guide
Randy Bulicka
Randy Bulicka
Musician
Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
Adventure Guide