Unserer Mitarbeiter

Oceanwide staff

Die freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Mitarbeiter unserer Verkaufs- und Reservierungsabteilung stehen Ihnen zur Verfügung. Sie beantworten Ihnen alle relevanten Fragen zu Ihrer Reise, dem Reiseziel und den Oceanwide Expeditions-Schiffen. Sie alle waren auf einer oder mehreren Expeditionsreisen in der Arktis und Antarktis und haben die wunderbaren Polarregionen kennengelernt. Bereits seit Jahren arbeiten sie mit großer Begesiterung für Oceanwide Expeditions.

Expedition staff

  • Ali Liddle
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British

Ali Liddle grew up in the north of England where, after leaving school, she qualified as a primary school teacher.

After working in a rural school in Cumbria, she traveled Australia and New Zealand, taking a job as a teacher in the Falkland Islands, living on remote farms and teaching children at home.

A year later, she spent nine months overwintering on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, where she served as a post mistress.

Returning to the Falkland Islands again, Ali continued to teach, taking a job at the primary school in Stanley and staying there for the next 15 years.

A subsequent job with Falklands Conservation allowed her to complete a project in environmental education, developing curriculum resources. This led to work as a local tour guide.

Ali has been with Oceanwide Expeditions since 2010, working as a guide, lecturer, and expedition leader in Antarctica and the Arctic. She loves sharing her passion for the polar regions, especially the sub-Antarctic.

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  • Philipp Schaudy
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Austrian

Philipp Schaudy holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Geography and has studied in Austria, Iceland, and Svalbard. A restless traveler, adventurer, and alpinist, he’s always loved the outdoors.

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  • Christian Engelke
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German

Since his first vacation to Norway in 1996, Christian Engelke has suffered from “Scandinavia fever.” Since then he has been exploring Norway, Sweden, and Greenland by foot, skis, and kayak.

  • Jan Belgers
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Rinie van Meurs
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Beau Pruneau
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Canadian
  • Katja Riedel
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: German
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  • Sara Jenner
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
  • Pippa Low
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
  • Martin Berg
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Swedish
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  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Florence Kuyper
  • Function: Expedition leader
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Activity staff

  • Michael Green
  • Function: Dive Team Leader and Advisor
  • Nationalität: British

Michael began diving in 1980, training with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Harbour.

After leaving the Navy, he continued to dive mainly around the UK, diving wrecks and always looking for a new story.

He is qualified as a dive instructor with BSAC and PADI and is certified to operate Drager Dolphin and Buddy Inspiration rebreathers.

Michael has worked for Oceanwide Expeditions for five years and enjoys giving divers a safe and exploratory experience in the polar regions.

Michael’s biggest tip for polar divers is to slow down, look around, and enjoy the environment.

He looks forward to enjoying it with you.

  • Henrik Enckell
  • Function: Dive Team Leader & Advisor
  • Nationalität: Swedish

Henrik is an experienced dive leader, rebreather instructor trainer, and one of the first dive masters to bring tourists diving in Antarctica.

Captains

  • Alexander Schmidt
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: 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.

  • Remmert Koster
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Dutch

Remmert Koster was born in the Netherlands, and from a young age he was convinced he would become a captain.

  • Toni Salo
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Finnish

Born and raised in Turku, Finland, Toni grew up in a city with ancient seagoing traditions. He has loved sailing since he was a child, when he regularly went out with his grandfather to experience life on the high seas.

  • Arthur Yakovlev
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
  • Mika Erik Appel
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Finnish
  • Ernesto Barria
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Evgeny Levakov
  • Function: Captain
  • Nationalität: Russian
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Office

Head Office:
Fax: +31 (0)118 410 417
USA & Canada reservations:
Fax: +1 (0)281 749 8220
  • Sietse Vonk
  • Function: Purchase & logistic Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Nyrée Siereveld-Verstraete
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Majanda Fens
  • Function: Reservations Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Gabi Merten
  • Function: Reservations for the German speaking market
  • Nationalität: German
  • Marie Rose Porreca
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Maria del Pilar Fernandez
  • Function: International Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Chilean
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  • Mellany van der Hulst
  • Function: Marketing & Inhouse Design
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Iris van Zalinge
  • Function: Staffing and Operations Support Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Loraine van Huizen
  • Function: Internet Marketeer
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Elza Back
  • Function: Account Assistant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Dorine van Boekhout
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Geert Kroes
  • Function: Art Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Femke Wolfert
  • Function: Staffing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Erik Hageman
  • Function: CFO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Toto van der Horst-Vermue
  • Function: Reservations
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Ko de Korte
  • Function: Consultant
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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  • Adam Turner
  • Function: Field Operations Manager
  • Nationalität: British
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  • Matt Cutts
  • Function: Content Writer
  • Nationalität: American
  • Sebastiaan Schijf
  • Function: Financial Controller
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Andreas Diesing
  • Function: Key Account Manager for the German speaking countries
  • Nationalität: German
  • Marina Joglar
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Franklin Braeckman
  • Function: Marketing & Sales Manager
  • Nationalität: Belgian
  • Danique van Burken
  • Function: Senior Marketing Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Grace Vidal
  • Function: Reservations, North-America
  • Nationalität: American
  • Ronald van Herwijnen
  • Function: Technical Superintendent
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Mark van der Hulst
  • Function: COO
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Florian J. Piper
  • Function: Director Sales | Arctic program
  • Nationalität: German
  • Ingrid van de Loo
  • Function: Food & Beverage Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Michel van Gessel
  • Function: Director
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Piet Vink
  • Function: Senior Technical Manager
  • Nationalität: Dutch
  • Teun van ‘t Verlaat
  • Function: Technical Superintendent
  • Nationalität: Dutch
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