Steve started with ALE as a field guide and then served as Field Operations Manager for 6 years. Working from the UK as the Expeditions Manager, he is the main point of contact for all independent expeditions and also contributes to the operations planning for each Antarctic season.
John is ALE’s Human Resources Manager, supporting our seasonal and fulltime workers around the globe. He believes a positive employee experience translates into a great experience for our Guests and uses his strong HR background to achieve this outcome. John is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he teaches Human Resources in the College of Business. Before moving to a career in Human Resources, John worked as a wilderness canoe guide, backpacking guide, and wilderness trip leader.
Rachel has been with ALE since 1992, first working as a field guide and guest liaison in Antarctica, then as Punta Arenas Operations Manager in Chile. She now supports a variety of ALE projects from her home-office in Squamish, Canada. Rachel is a life learner, who is grateful for the many learning opportunities and challenges she has had over the years – from experiencing Antarctica, to learning to speak Spanish, and building ALE’s first booking database. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature and managing local citizen science projects. According to her friends, she spends way too much time doing yard projects and cruising dog rescue websites.