Title (for CE): EL and Expedition Crew
Qualification/s: Bachelor of Science Degree (Zoology) and Graduate Diploma in Teaching (High School Science)
How many years have you been a EL/GL? I started out as a GL for the 2011-12 NZ season. I started as Expedition Crew in March 2016 on the West Papua trip. I started as EL in November 2016 in Tasmania.
Born in: Country NSW
Lives in: Dunedin
Favourite place on our trips: Snorkelling in Raja Ampat.
Favourite species: Tasmanian Devil. I was fortunate enough to raise an orphaned baby Devil.
Best experience on/memory from a CE trip: Watching the hunting strategy of Snub-fin Dolphins in the Kimberley.They often hunt late at night in the muddy waters of the saltwater rivers. The dolphin will spit a stream of water to land in front of the fish they are pursuing, startling it into making a u-turn straight into the dolphin’s mouth.
Passionate about: Sharing stories with people about how incredibly interesting animals are, especially the not-so-cuddly species.
Life experiences to make you a great EL/GL: I have lived and worked as a nature guide in amazing places such as the Amazon, Hawaii, North Queensland and New Zealand.
Have you published anything: if so please name
Do you work, volunteer or advise for any other bodies: incl NGOs
Speak any other languages? Spanish
Before I was an EL/GL/Captain I was a: A zookeeper, a nature guide and a science teacher in various countries.