Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

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.

Allan Langdale

Allan Langdale

Art Historian

Andrew Whittaker

Andrew Whittaker

VENT Ornithologist

Brent Pikolas

Brent Pikolas

Zodiac Driver

Chelise Curtis

Chelise Curtis

Travel Director

Claire Allum

Claire Allum

Archaeologist

David Barnes

David Barnes

Historian

Gemma Jessy

Gemma Jessy

Naturalist

Ingrid Nixon

Ingrid Nixon

Naturalist

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

Ornithologist

Kelsey Simmons

Kelsey Simmons

Expedition Leader / Cruise Director

Lisa Wurzwrainer

Lisa Wurzrainer

Cruise Director

Mark Dalpes

Mark Dalpes

Kayak Guide

Mayumi Brazil

Mayumi Brazil

Culturalist

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Divemaster

Olga Eggert

Olga Eggert

Lecturer

Ragnar Hauksson

Ragnar Hauksson

Lecturer

Rob Dunbar

Rob Dunbar

Stanford Travel / Study Faculty Leader

Sam Riley

Sam Riley

Naturalist

Shirley Campbell

Shirley Campbell

Social Anthropologist

Suzanne Noakes

Suzanne Noakes

Expedition Leader

Tese Neighbor

Tese Neighbor

Expedition Leader

Amanda Charland

Amanda Charland

Archaeologist

Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson

Art Historian

Brent Stephenson

Brent Stephenson

Ornithologist

Chieko Sakihana

Chieko Sakihana

Expedition Leader

Conrad Field

Naturalist

David Wolf

David Wolf

VENT Ornithologist

George Lake

George Lake

Zodiac Driver

Jack Grove

Jack Grove

Cofounder & Marine Biologist

John Buchanan

John Buchanan

Geologist

Kevin Sampson

Kevin Sampson

Zodiac Driver & Kayak Guide

Lynne Greig

Lynne Greig

Cruise Director

Marta Luna

Marta Luna

Travel Director

Merel Dalebout

Merel Dalebout

Naturalist

Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Zodiac Driver

Pamela Boudrot

Pamela Boudrot

Travel Director

Rich Cahill

Rich Cahill

Naturalist

Roger Crowley

Roger Crowley

Historian

Stephen Fisher

Stephen Fisher

Historian

T.H. Baughman

T.H. Baughman

Historian

Tom EJ Hiney

Tom EJ Hiney

Naturalist

Sylvie Chartrand

Zodiac Driver

Amber Medkiff

Amber Medkiff

Travel Director

Bob Quaccia

Bob Quaccia

Biologist

Brian Gibbons

Brian Gibbons

VENT Ornithologist

Chris Done

Chris Done

Naturalist

Cynthia Gneiser

Cynthia Gneiser

Cruise Director

Harry Davis

Harry Davis

Travel Director

Jan Wheatley

Jan Wheatley

Travel Director

John Yersin

John Yersin

Expedition Leader

Kim Jane Saunders

Kim Jane Saunders

Anthropologist

Madalena Patacho

Madalena Patacho

Marine Biologist

Mats Forsberg

Mats Forsberg

Naturalist

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Expedition Leader & Naturalist

Nadia Eckhardt

Nadia Eckhardt

Expedition Leader

Pepper Trail

Pepper Trail

Forensic Ornithologist

Rich Pagen

Rich Pagen

Conservation Biologist / Naturalist

Ron Wixman

Ron Wixman

Cultural Geographer

Stewart Walker

Stewart Walker

Zodiac Driver

Terence Christian

Terence Christian

Archaeologist

Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe

Geologist

Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh

Expedition Leader

Rommel Cruz

Ornithologist

Amy Loewen

Amy Loewen

Lecturer

Brad Climpson

Brad Climpson

Expedition Leader / Marine Biologist

Caroline Barrie-Smith

Caroline Barrie-Smith

Historian

Chris

Chris Stamper

Safari Guide

Dan

Dan Olsen

Expedition Leader

Gary Wintz

Gary Wintz

Expedition Leader

Hector Williams

Hector Williams

Maritime Archaeologist

Jeff Gneiser

Jeff Gneiser

Expedition Leader

Karen Velas

Karen Velas

Naturalist

Lex Hes

Lex Hes

Expedition Leader

Lisa Kelley

Lisa Kelley

Naturalist

Mark Brazil

Mark Brazil

Expedition Leader & Ornithologist

Matthew Whyte

Matthew Whyte

Art Historian

Mike Messick

Mike Messick

Cofounder & Expedition Leader

Nathan Christensen

Nathan Christensen

Zodiac Driver

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Naturalist

Richard Jacoby

Richard Jacoby

Zodiac Driver

Sacha Guggenheimer

Sacha Guggenheimer

Naturalist

Susan Langley

Susan Langley

Maritime Archaeologist

Terry Done

Terry Done

Marine Biologist