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Meet Your Luxury Expedition Cruise Team

Cruise Directors

  • Nadia Echhardt - Cruise Director Nadia Eckhardt
  • Sally Escanilla - Assistant Cruise Director Sally Escanilla
  • TS-Carter Paul Carter
  • Geraldine (JD) Massyn - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Geraldine “JD” Massyn
  • Maartje Ruijgt Maartje Ruijgt

Expedition Leaders

  • Suzana Machado DOliveria - Expedition Leader Suzana Machado D'Oliveira
  • Dr Marco Favero - Expedition Leader Dr. Marco Favero
  •  Juan José (JJ) Apestegui - Assistant Expedition Leader Juan José “JJ” Apestegui
  • Steffen Graupner Steffen Graupner
  • brad climpson Brad Climpson
  • Eric Brossier Eric Brossier
  • Susan Adie Susan Adie

History Lecturers

  • Dr. Tim (T.H.) Baughman - History Lecturer Dr. Tim “T.H.” Baughman
  • Rob Caskie - History Lecturer Rob Caskie
  • Rusell Potter Russell Potter
  • Mark Brazil - Natural History Lecturer Dr. Mark Brazil

Marine Mammal Lecturers

  • Larry Hobbs - Marine Mammal Lecturer Larry Hobbs
  • Sabina Leader Mense - Marine Mammal Lecturer Sabina Leader Mense
  • Nikita Ovsyanikov Dr. Nikita Ovsyanikov
  • Pierre Richard Pierre Richard
  • John Kernan John Kernan
  • Lucianoa Motta Luciana Motta
  • Mike Hammill Mike Hammill

Ornithology Lecturers

  • Dr. Patricia Silva - Ornithology Lecturer Dr. Patricia Silva
  • Rich Pagen - Ornithology Lecturer Rich Pagen
  • Adam Walleyn - Assistant Expedition Leader Adam Walleyn
  • Pepper Trail Dr. Pepper Trail

Geology & Climate Ecology Lecturers

  • Dr. Jason F Hicks - Geology Lecturer Dr. Jason F. Hicks
  • Jim McClintock - Climate Ecology Lecturer Dr. James McClintock
  • Dr. Daria Nikitina - Geology Lecturer Dr. Daria Nikitina
  • Dr. Henry Pollack - Geology Lecturer Dr. Henry Pollack
  • David Dallmeyer Dr. David Dallmeyer
  • Wayne Ranney Wayne Ranney

Culture & Special Interest Lecturers

  • Margaret Bertulli - Archaeology & Culture Lecturer Margaret Bertulli
  • Mike Beedell - Northwest Passage Exploration Lecturer Mike Beedell
  • Dagmar Hagen - Botany Lecturer Dagmar Hagen
  • Simon Rickard - Japanese Gardens Lecturer Simon Rickard
  • Mike Stevens - Musician & Speaker Mike Stevens
  • Kristine Bakke Westergaard Kristine Bakke Westergaard
  • Luxury Expedition Cruise Culture Lecturer Aya Louisa McDonald
  • Lord Chartres Richard Chartres (Lord Chartres)
  • Marjoie Williams Marjorie Williams
  • Bart Pilgram Bart Pigram
  • Elena Ikonorova Elena Ikonorova
  • Lykke Geisler Yakaboylu Lykke Geisler Yakaboylu
  • Dr Reed Scherer Dr. Reed Scherer
  • Pavel Palazhchenko Pavel Palazhchenko
  • Lech Walesa Lech Wałęsa
  • Alex Pancoe Alex Pancoe
  • Massimo Tarenghi Massimo Tarenghi
  • Fiann Paul Fiann Paul
  • Shirley Campbell Dr. Shirley Campbell
  • Luca Zavango Luca Zavagno
  • Leslie Qammaniq Leslie Qammaniq
  • Christian Haas Dr. Christian Haas
  • Filitsia Bouzioti Filitsa Bouzioti
  • Susan Kilrain LEC Team Commander Susan Kilrain
  • Frances Ulmer Frances A. Ulmer
  • Nellie Nilsen Nellie Nilsen
  •  Dr Ron Wixman Dr. Ron Wixman
  • April Burt Dr. April Burt
  • Anna Lena Ekeblad Anna Lena Ekeblad

Photography Enrichment Coaches

  • Rick_Sammon - Photo Enrichment Coach Rick Sammon
  • Michelle Valberg - Photo Enrichment Coach & Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg
  • Kiliii Yuyan Kiliii Yuyan
  • Andrew Coleman Andrew Coleman
  • Mark Harris Mark Edward Harris
  • Renato Granieri Renato Granieri
  • Richard Harker - Photo Enrichment Coach Richard Harker

Young Explorers Guides

  • Kristin Wornson - Young Explorer's Guide Kristin Wornson
  • Jeff Manker - Young Explorer's Guide Jeff Manker
  • Haley Sax - Young Explorers Haley Saxe

Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers

  • Cobus Kilian - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Cobus Kilian
  • Russ Manning- Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Russ Manning
  • Agustin Ullmann - Naturalists & Zodiac Drivers Agustín Ullmann
  • Pete Clement - Naturalist & Zodiac Driver Peter Clement
  • Richard Escanilla - Naturalist & Zodiac Driver Richard Escanilla
  • Helen Ahern - Young Explorer's Guide Helen Ahern
  • Megan Kelly Zodiac Driver Meghan Kelly
  • TS-Morgan Rachel Morgan
  • Dr Frederique Olivier Frederique Olivier
  • Juan Pablo Seco Pon Juan Pablo Seco Pon
  • John Wright John Wright
  • John Buchanan Dr. John Buchanan
  • Andre Van Zyl Andre Van Zyl
  • Silvia Furtwangler Silvia Furtwängler
  • Mike Messick Mike Messick
  • David Reid David Reid
  • Mike Murphy Mike “Murf” Murphy
  • Anthony Graves Anthony Graves
  • George Lake George Lake
  • Tom Hiney Tom Hiney
  • Osi Shahaf Osi Shahaf

Tour Managers

  • Riëtte Botes - Shore Excursion Manager Riëtte Botes
  • Lynne Greig - Assistant Cruise Director Lynne Greig
  • Dean Hattingh - Young Explorer's Guide Dean Hattingh
  • Alicia-Rojas2 Alicia Rojas
  • Arthur Diaz Arthur Diaz
  • Lisa Wurzrainer Lisa Wurzrainer
  • Susan Langley Dr. Susan B. M. Langley
  • Kelsey Simmons Kelsey Simmons

Get to Know A&K’s Expedition Team

Spend time with the inspiring real-life explorers at the head of every A&K luxury cruise.