Zegrahm Field Leaders: Inspired and Inspiring
We hear it from our guests time and again: Zegrahm field leaders are out of this world. That’s because we’ve made it our priority from Day One to recruit the top experts in their respective fields. When planning each adventure, both by ship and on land, we build the ultimate dream team for the destination: marine biologists, ornithologists, geologists, botanists, historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, and dive masters. Zegrahm field leaders are well-known throughout the world; many of them are published writers, authors, and photographers. All are passionate about travel and the world around them. An added plus: They’re also engaging, personable, and caring.
During our small-ship expeditions, you can look forward to an ongoing series of destination lectures, photo presentations, daily recaps, and onshore interactive walks. On land journeys, one or two field experts will share their intimate knowledge of the region, its wildlife and its cultures, while ensuring that you have a smooth and well-rounded expedition experience.
See below for a look at our world-class expedition team or just visit any destination we visit and review the trip leaders.
Featured Expedition Leader
Gary Wintz graduated cum laude from Duns Scotus College in Michigan with a degree in philosophy. He has spent most of the past 40 years outside the US researching, writing, photographing, and lecturing about distant lands and cultures, and has traveled to over 220 countries and territories. Gary has worked on humanitarian projects throughout Asia and has contributed his expertise to development projects in Ethiopia for UNICEF. In 1981 he taught as a foreign expert at Chengdu University of Science and Technology in Sichuan Province in China. In 1982 he was employed by Tibet University in Lhasa, thus becoming one of the first Westerners to actually reside in Tibet since the communist Chinese occupation. Gary has met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama many times. Since 1987 Gary has worked as a consultant with development organizations and for media projects throughout Southeast Asia and has lectured on contemporary issues at various institutions, including Harvard, Yale, and the World Affairs Council. He is a longtime member of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, and the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies. Gary has been traveling to SE Asia, including Burma, since 1977, and is a member of the Burma Studies Group and Thailand Laos Cambodia Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies.…