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Our Team

GRAHAM DICKSON
FOUNDER & CEO

“We are a specialist in polar logistics and Arctic tourism,” says Graham Dickson, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and founder of Arctic Kingdom. Under Graham’s leadership the company has successfully operated diving expeditions to view all of the Arctic’s marine animals. Graham has been diving for almost two decades and is a Master Instructor.

Whether ice diving, snorkeling, or free climbing on a floating iceberg, the nearly two decades of Graham’s experience in the Canadian Arctic is behind every adventure.
— Vox Tours/Tango Films

THOMAS LENNARTZ
SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

This Canadian and veteran explorer applies his love of winter sports to every aspect of his job from custom designing Arctic safaris to leading expeditions. Thomas works hard to make everything he does seem effortless.

KRISTYN THOBURN
OPERATIONS MANAGER

A world traveller with a background in Marine Biology, Kristyn Thoburn brings a wealth of experience to her role as Operations Manager. Kristyn ensures our Expedition Team Members are well-trained and oversees the teams that ensure our base camps are stocked and ready for guests.

JASON HILLIER
SALES MANAGER

A passion for the outdoors and adventure travel, Jason Hillier brings his energy and enthusiasm to his relationships with Travel Professionals and Travellers alike. He brings a 360° view of the business of Arctic adventures to his position.

DAVE BRIGGS
EXPEDITION LEADER

Dave comes to Arctic Kingdom with a wealth of experience leading expeditions in remote and wild environments around the world, with a special focus on Canada’s High Arctic.

WAYNE BROOMFIELD
MANAGER, TOUR IQALUIT

Wayne ensures that logistics provided by our Iqaluit, Nunavut, head office run efficiently and effectively. If it moves on tundra, snow, water or ice, Wayne knows how to make it run.

ANGUS SIMPSON
EXPEDITION LEADER / CAMP MANAGER

With over 2 decades experience leading Expeditions into some of the most remote locations in the Canadian Arctic, Angus has a vast wealth of experience introducing new people to a land and culture that he deeply loves.

PHIL MCCOMISKEY
ASSISTANT MANAGER, TOUR IQALUIT

Phil’s career in the Arctic began with Parks Canada. He oversees the day to day operations of our Iqaluit day excursions. If you need a town tour or a snowmobile driving lesson, Phil makes it happen.

LESLIE CURRIE
ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL SPECIALIST

As Arctic Kingdom’s cultural and archaeological interpreter, Leslie Currie provides insight into life in the Arctic.

LOUISE MURRAY
EXPEDITION LEADER

A photojournalist with a background in biology, Louise Murray specializes in photographing the high Arctic landscape and its denizens.

JANE WHITNEY
EXPEDITION LEADER

Jane has led kayaking expeditions to the High North for years. She used her expertise to develop our Backcountry trips, which she often leads. With Jane as your Expedition Leader you will truly get away from it all.

ELIZABETH CLARKE
FITNESS AND NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL

A complete fitness professional, Elizabeth is an inspirational leader to those seeking optimal health. She has a natural affinity with nature and loves to connect with its energetic pathways.

MIKE BEEDELL
EXPEDITION LEADER – WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

Mike is a passionate explorer, polar photographer, conservationist and guide.

MARIO CYR
PHOTOGRAPHER AND EXPEDITION LEADER

Mario is a cold water and ice diving specialist as well as an accomplished cameraman and underwater photographer.

ROB RIX
DIVE MANAGER

A world traveller and seasoned dive instructor, Rob enjoys sharing his love of the Arctic with AK guests as much as he does free-diving with narwhals.

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