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GRAHAM DICKSON
CHIEF EXPEDITION OFFICER

“The specialist for adventures on ice,” Graham Dickson is founder and Chief Expedition Officer for Arctic Kingdom Marine Expeditions, the world’s only company to specialize in the animals of the arctic and to have successfully led diving expeditions for all of the arctic’s marine animals. Graham has been diving for almost two decades and is a Master Instructor.

“Whether ice diving, snorkeling with Greenland whales, or free climbing on a floating iceberg, Graham Dickson of Arctic Kingdom is the specialist for adventures on ice. Hardly anyone else knows the special places of Nunavut as well as Graham, and none tells so graphically of experiences in the Arctic.”
— Vox Tours/Tango Films

THOMAS LENNARTZ
EXPEDITION DIRECTOR

A Canada native, veteran explorer, and winter sports enthusiast, Thomas Lennartz works hard to make each expedition 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 expedition coordinator.

JASON HILLIER
MANAGER, SALES AND OPERATIONS, EXPEDITION LEADER, ARCTIC CANADA/GREENLAND

A passion for the outdoors and adventure travel, Jason Hillier brings his energy and enthusiasm into all of our expeditions in order to ensure that our guests are having an incredible Arctic experience.

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.

MIKE BERTELSEN
EXPEDITION LEADER – WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

Michael Bertelsen, a well known professional nature photographer, guide and instructor, is one of Canada’s leading photography guides and instructors.

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.

MICHAEL ROBERTSON
NAUTICAL OPERATIONS & TECHNICAL DIVING

From planning to execution, Michael Robertson plays a key role on Arctic Kingdom’s most cutting edge expeditions.

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.

STEPHEN GORMAN
PHOTOGRAPHER AND EXPEDITION LEADER

International award winning photographer and writer Stephen Gorman’s work takes him to places most of us can only read about, but whenever he gets the chance, he heads straight to the Arctic.

ELIZABETH CLARKE
FITNESS AND NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL

A complete fitness professional, Elizabeth Clarke 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 Beedell is a passionate explorer, polar photographer, conservationist and guide.

MARIO CYR
PHOTOGRAPHER AND EXPEDITION LEADER

Mario Cyr 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 Rix enjoys sharing his love of the Arctic with AK guests as much as he does free-diving with narwhals.

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