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Oceanwide staff

Expedition staff

  • 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.

After graduating college with a degree in sustainable outdoor recreation management, for which he studied wilderness survival, plant ecology, and engine mechanics, he headed to British Columbia to work at a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains.

It was in British Columbia that he met his German wife, with whom he moved back to Ontario to work at another ski resort near the Great Lakes. In 2011 Beau relocated to Germany, trying his hand at making wine, building bikes, and traveling the world with his wife.

He has been recently certified by the Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) as a senior polar expedition guide with advanced qualifications in Zodiac driving, rifle safety, navigation, and other related skills.

Beau works as a guide, lecturer, photographer, and Zodiac mechanic. During his spare time, he is also a travel consultant. He lives in Dresden with his wife and son.

 

  • Phil Wickens
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nacionalidad: British

Phil Wickens studied biology at Imperial College in London. After completing his PhD in plant pathology, he worked as a field guide for the British Antarctic Survey.

  • 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.

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

Captains

  • Andrey Zybin
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian

Andrey Zybin was born in Yeisk, a small, cozy resort town on the flat-sand coast of the Azov Sea.

Since childhood he dreamed of being a captain, and his favorite books during adolescence were all about the sea, marine adventures, and voyages to unexplored lands.

After high school, he started his naval career in the Rostov-on-Don Maritime College, graduating in 1982.

He then began work as a navigator for the Murmansk Shipping Company, transporting cargo across the Northern Sea Route and Northeast Passage to Dikson and Pevek.

After continuing his education at the Murmansk Highest Engineering Marine Academy, he became a captain, and in 2011 he started working for the Russian Institute of Oceanology.

It was there that he began captaining expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica.

In 2011 he moved to Kaliningrad, where the climate is milder, and has worked as a flag state control officer for the port, monitoring the condition of the vessels.

Andrey married in 1985 and has a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. During vacation, when he’s not playing chess or volleyball, he likes to travel to various historical parts of the world.

  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian

Arthur Yakovlev was born in Petrozavodsk, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Karelia, in northwestern Russia.

  • 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.

  • Mika Erik Appel
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Finnish
  • Alexey Nazarov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Russian
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  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nacionalidad: Chilean
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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
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Rowan Keur
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Troels Jacobsen
  • Function: Product & Sales Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Danish
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Online Marketing Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Belgian
  • Rima Deeb Granado
  • Function: Director of Sales, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Arctic Program Coordinator
  • Nacionalidad: German
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Chilean
  • Natascha Wisse
  • Function: Operations Manager for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Senior Content Writer
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Dorita de Bruijn
  • Function: HR Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: CEO
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Ad van Bokhoven
  • Function: Finance
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nacionalidad: German
  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Jamie Scherbeijn
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Technical Manager for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Ship Operations for Marine Services
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nacionalidad: Dutch
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nacionalidad: American