Nuestro Equipo

Oceanwide staff

Expedition staff

  • Tobias Brehm
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nacionalidad: German

Tobias grew up in the Bavarian Alps, spending the majority of his time in nature. He enjoys sharing his passion for the natural world as well as explaining its fascinating phenomena.

He holds a BSc in Geosciences and MSc in Economic Geology, but his experience mainly comes from working as an exploration geologist in the mining and metals industry. Tobias has worked on projects in Australia, Iceland, Greenland, the USA, and Canada.

His position within the industry focused on remote, helicopter-based fieldwork in areas that few people have the chance to see.

Tobias has traveled widely, visiting Alaska and some of the lower 48 states, Peru, Oman, and much of Europe, but he feels most comfortable in the rugged, mountainous terrain of the polar regions.

He has worked in the expedition cruise industry since 2014, visiting various areas of the Arctic and Antarctica. While at home, he spends his time climbing mountains, exploring caves or abandoned mines, and working for local mountain and cave rescue teams.

  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: Canadian

Beau Pruneau grew up in a log house in the northern Ontario wilderness. He appreciated the great outdoors from an early age, learning wilderness survival, navigation, tracking, and camping.

  • Arjen Drost
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch

From a young age, Arjen could be found outside with his binoculars, looking for birds and mammals. It came as no surprise, then, when he decided to study biology.

  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: German
  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: (Assistant) Expedition leader and guide
  • Nacionalidad: British
  • Jordi Plana
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Spanish
  • Sarah Gerats
  • Function: Expedition guide
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Birgit Lutz
  • Function: Expedition Leader
  • Nacionalidad: German
  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: British
  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: Austrian

Captains

  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: German

Ali was born in Germany, where he studied geography but eventually decided to turn his passion for sailing into a profession.

He pursued nautical studies in the Netherlands, specializing in traditional sailing ships as well as tall ships.

Ali has been professionally sailing tall ships since 2008, mostly around Europe (the North Sea, Baltic, and Mediterranean) but also across the Atlantic and in the Caribbean.

In recent years, much of his sailing has taken place in the Arctic, specifically in the beautiful, remote, and sometimes challenging waters of Greenland and Svalbard.

  • Mika Erik Appel
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Finnish

Mika Erik Appel was born and raised in the town of Vaasa, Finland, where cold weather and ice was just part of daily life.

  • Alexey Nazarov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian

Alexey Nazarov was born in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, the so-called Pomors Capital of the world. Since his childhood, he dreamed of being a sailor.

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  • Remmert Koster
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Chilean
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  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian

Office

Head Office:
Phone: +31 (0)118 410 410
Fax: +31 (0)118 410 417
Correo electrónico: info@oceanwide-expeditions.com
USA & Canada reservations:
Phone: +1 800 453 7245
Fax: +1 (0)281 749 8220
Correo electrónico: usa@oceanwide-expeditions.com
  • Rima Deeb Granado
  • Function: Director of Sales, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Online Marketing Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Belgian
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Ingrid van de Loo
  • Function: Food & Beverage Manager for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Troels Jacobsen
  • Function: Product & Sales Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Danish
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Natascha Wisse
  • Function: Operations Manager for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Wim Stander
  • Function: Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Jamie Scherbeijn
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Chilean
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nacionalidad: German
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Senior Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nacionalidad: German
  • Dorita de Bruijn
  • Function: HR Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch