David entered the travel industry as a hiking guide in the National Parks of the USA, Canada and Mexico. He brings more than 20 years experience leading several highly commended travel companies in the USA, Great Britain and Canada. Outside of the office you'll find him hiking or skiing with his family in the Southern Alps.
Operations Director & Expedition Leader
In his dual roles as Operations Director and Expedition Leader, Nathan's accomplished skill set is directed to the logistics of operating our expeditions. The staffing and provisioning of our vessels, combined with coordination of land based resources is a complex and exacting role which ensures many challenges.
Captain & Ship Manager
Captain Maxim is a Russian Far East native now living in New Zealand with his family. His life at sea has seen him working on ships around the world and when he's not up in the bridge in command of one of our expedition ships you'll find him at Heritage Expeditions' HQ overseeing our vessels and providing an essential link with our Russian crew.
Gill's background in project management and passion for travel and the outdoors make her perfectly suited to a career at Heritage Expeditions. An avid skier and mountain biker, Gill's intimate knowledge and firsthand experience of our voyages ensures she and our team of Expedition Specialists are able to answer any questions on the remote destinations we visit.
Our money man Heinrich brings more than 25 year of experience in accounting to his key administrative role at Heritage Expeditions. This former South African native loves the New Zealand way of life and enjoys a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, especially when the snow covers the Southern Alps.
Operations & Logistics
Lynn has a passion for travel and tourism, conservation and Polar climates. Day-to-day this penguin fancier can be found supporting the operations team with expedition staff logistics, product documentation and resources. She also co-ordinates the True Young Explorer Scholarship programme.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Passionate about conservation and the environment, Isaac is a former travel writer, journalist and magazine editor. When he's not tempting people with Heritage Expeditions' once-in-a-lifetime adventures, you'll find him hiking the Port Hills with his partner and trusty rescue dog, or transforming their land into a native forest.
Russia & Expedition Specialist
With a great passion for the outdoors and an enthusiasm to share this with others, Natalia is fluent in both English and Russian. Responsible for untangling Russia's complex documentation and she is our main point of call for Russian translations and assisting guests with their visa applications to visit the Russian Far East.
Designer & Expedition Specialist
Growing up on Canterbury's Banks Peninsula and sailing with her father instilled a love of the ocean for Lorna. A trained graphic designer and one of our Expedition Specialist superstars, this avid gardener and canine whisperer ticked off a massive bucket list item when she travelled to Antarctica with us.
Emma's passion for adventure led her to living in the Canadian Rockies where she spent her time on the slopes in winter and raft guiding glacial rivers in the summer. One of our star Expedition Specialists, when Emma's not booking guests on amazing expeditions she can be found around New Zealand's rivers and mountains.