Bill is VP Expedition Operations. His job still allows him to work as an Expedition Team Member on a few voyages every season. However his primary job is administrative. He puts together itineraries, applies for permits, trains our Expedition Team and represents Quark at international meetings. He acts as Quark's representative for two polar organizations - IAATO and AECO.
What skills do you bring to the job?
"17 years of practical experience and 200 voyages as an Expedition Leader to the polar regions. My studies at Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, contributed to my understanding of the unique environment in which we operate. I am a licensed hot air balloon pilot. I have my 200-ton captain's certificate and I am a divemaster."
What keeps you coming to work?
"The challenges are many. Innovative thinking is encouraged. Fulfillment is constant. I work with the most interesting group of people on the planet."
Bill's advice to Polar Travelers
"Beware of polar fever. If you go once, you'll want to keep going back!"