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
VP of Expedition Operations
Dr Shawna Laursen
Dr Shawna Laursen
Medical Director
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Citizen Science Coordinator
Hannah Lawson
Hannah Lawson
Expedition Leader
Maria Cashin
Maria Cashin
Expedition Leader
Nate Small
Nate Small
Expedition Leader
Danny Edmunds
Danny Edmunds
Expedition Leader
Lori Gross
Lori Gross
Assistant Expedition Leader
Conny Bartl
Conny Bartl
Passenger Service Manager
Mariela Cornejo
Mariela Cornejo
Passenger Service Manager
Grace Cordsen
Grace Cordsen
Passenger Service Manager
Jeannine McCormack
Jeannine McCormack
Ornithology
Zack Kruzins
Zack Kruzins
Kayak Guide
Santiago Arias
Santiago Arias
Kayak Guide
Thérèse Horntrich
Thérèse Horntrich
Marine Mammals
Ruth Peacey
Ruth Peacey
Ornithologist
Paul Hart
Paul Hart
Antarctic Historian
Nicole Genoud
Nicole Genoud
Kayak Guide
Mattias Horntrich
Mattias Horntrich
Ornithologist
Kalle Kaub
Kalle Kaub
Photography Coach
Echo Xia
Echo Xia
Adventure Guide
Falcon Scott
Falcon Scott
Antarctic Historian
Tracy Allen
Tracy Allen
Geologist
Will Rogan
Will Rogan
Photography Coach
Lisa LaPointe
Lisa LaPointe
Photography Coach
Ben Osborne
Ben Osborne
Photography Coach
Philip Stone
Philip Stone
PTGA Assessor/Staff Trainer
Marty Garwood
Marty Garwood
Ornithologist
Seb Coulthard
Seb Coulthard
Antarctic Historian
Randy Bulicka
Randy Bulicka
Musician