Doreen Lampe, our Head of Operations, comes originally from Stralsund in northern Germany. She is Norwegian now, and has been living in Norway for over 20 years.
She moved to Svalbard in 2009 and has been here since. Doreen came into contact with the island for the first time in 2002 when she was working as a cruise guide on the Hurtigruten ship, MS Nordstjernen, which was sailing westward along the archipelago.
Doreen is an accredited guide with many years of tour experience both summer and winter time.
She also has vital knowledge within the field of search & rescue and avalanches. She is an member of the Longyearbyen Red Cross, and has completed more than 60 hours of first aid training. Doreen is easily recognizable by her ever-present smile; she truly loves her work.
Thomas Risch, our Head of Sales, is the first point of contact for our clients. He has been living in Norway since 2009 and since 2017 he is living in Longyearbyen. He was a member of an aerial survey crew, working on a glacier monitoring project for the Norwegian Polar Institute.
Totally fascinated by Spitsbergen, he has often been back, both in the winter and summer seasons. Thomas loves to call on his first hand experience to advise you, and this is what enables you to piece together your perfect stay on the island.
He is very quick in responding to you and will try to explain everything you need to know in order to book your perfect tour.
Thomas & Doreen are both renowned for their dedication to the job and attention to details. Their professional and service-oriented approach to their work is greatly appreciated by our clients.
Alexander Markus Lembke is a professional photographer working in the range of landscape photography, documentation and photo reportage. Specialized in the northern hemisphere he prefers working at temperature below zero. He has worked from 2006 to 2012 as head of the department of photography at Faculty of Media at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. He also has international teaching experience by consistently teaching workshops at several universities abroad.
These capabilities, together with his wide experience in extensive cruise and land expeditions makes him become our swiss army knife when it comes to specialized projects and expeditions.
We are very proud to have Alexander in our team and he will be happy to serve our guests & customers with their special project.
Misha Moliavko has been on Svalbard since 2015 and is a solid pillar in our Spitzbergen Adventures team.
He comes originally from Kiev in Ukraine and his special charm, combined with his desire to deliver always the best to the guest, makes him very valuable for us and our guests really appreciate it to have him as guide.
In addition, Misha is responsible for the maintance of our tour equipment.
He has a great passion for his work and Svalbard and has been with us since 2015. Misha is that Guy which never says 'No' when it comes to his work and is always smiling. We are very glad and happy to have him on our team.
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