Joel was born on the Gold Coast, Australia. Lucky enough to have travelled to more than 30 countries before turning 13, traveling is all he knows. Some of the highlights over those years are having an individual Guinness World Record from snowboarding in Japan, competing in a backcountry snowboarding competition in Afghanistan, mountaineering for 2 seasons in Nepal and annually surfing in polar bear country in the Canadian Arctic.
Joel has a vast knowledge of different environments from his various work as a Polar Bear guide, naturalist in Antarctica, Greenland and Svalbard over the past 3 years, sub-tropical rainforest guide in Australia, snowboard instructor/guide in Japan, veterinary assistant at a wildlife hospital in Australia and dog mushing guide/instructor in Canada.
He currently has no permanent address, enjoys constantly traveling, as well as meeting and learning about people and their experiences. As a qualified teacher, it is engrained in Joel to impart knowledge and experiences to enhance a person’s understanding. He is looking forward to sharing new experiences and his joy of travel with you whilst aboard.