Meet the Team – Tim

October, 2020 | Staff Profiles

The staff that make up the Polar Latitudes expedition and home teams are much more than a team – we are a tight knit family. Most of us voyage together year after year, sharing a deep love for Antarctica. We take immense pleasure in making sure your trip is one you’ll never forget, and are proud of how highly experienced and synced to our guests needs each staff member is.

Here’s a chance to get to know some of the members of our amazing team a little bit better.

Meet TIM!
Expedition Leader Hannah

Tim Richard

Name and Job: Tim, Sales & Client Services Specialist

Where do you live? Massachusetts, USA

What is your educational background? My undergrad degree is in Geography and my Masters is in City Planning. I worked for years as a City Planner, but my interest and love of travel eventually won out and I started working in the travel industry. The goal was to get involved in Adventure Travel and years later here I am working for Polar Latitudes doing something that I love for a company that offers voyages that I’m proud to be a part of.

How did you first get interested in Antarctica? I’ve always been involved in snow sports, but my interest in Antarctica really began when I started working for Polar Latitudes and it took off from there.

What’s your favourite thing about Antarctica? There are so many things it’s hard to choose, but to keep it general and easy, it’s all about the sights, sounds, solitude and wildlife.

What is your favourite Antarctic animal? It’s got to be the penguins of course. If I had to pick just one type of penguin, I’d say the Gentoo.

Tell us about your job: I work in Sales & Client services and that means I discuss the details of the voyages and sell trips to direct clients, and I also work with our Partners who have guests that are booking and traveling with us. But it doesn’t stop there, my role in Sales & Client Services is directly involved with each guest before, during and after each voyage.

What do you love about your job? I love what we do and what we offer at Polar Latitudes, we help provide people with the opportunity to realize their dream of visiting the most remote place on earth. Whether it’s a bucket list trip, people interested in photography, wildlife or adventure, I love being a part of that for people, even if it’s in some small way.

What are your favourite hobbies? In my spare time I ski, hike, camp, get out on the water, play guitar and these days I’ve been spending tons of time with my puppy, Carson.

What was one thing you learned while in isolation during COVID? This isolation has made me realize how much I’ve taken for granted the ability to get on a plane and travel wherever, whenever.

If you could go to Antarctica with anyone, who would it be? Bill Murray hands down. The man, the myth, the legend.