Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica

Lisa Wurzrainer

Cruise Director

Lisa Wurzrainer

After college, Lisa earned a master’s degree in International Studies, and her desire to explore the world brought her to Zegrahm Expeditions in 1993. Since then she has had the opportunity to visit all seven continents numerous times and feels very fortunate to have experienced the world with Zegrahm while helping to deliver unique educational adventures. She has held a variety of positions within the company; both in the office and in the field—from Program Manager to Expedition Leader—and for many years, Director of Expedition Staff. Today, she is very happy to return to the role Cruise Director. Lisa has an incredible ability to keep a dozen balls in the air and her remarkable sense of humor finds levity in even the most challenging situations. In addition to her work at Zegrahm, she and her husband own a restaurant on Whidbey Island in Washington State—an ideal place to raise their two children.

Lisa's Upcoming Expeditions

  • Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

    Circumnavigation of the Black Sea

    July 18July 31, 2021

    Led by Co-founder, Mike Messick, watch centuries of history and splendid architecture come to life as you discover the countries surrounding the Black Sea—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. You'll explore busy bazaars, archeological treasures, and stunning landscapes.