Alaska & British Columbia

Meet the members of your Alaska & British Columbia expedition team

Expedition Leaders

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Juan Carlos Restrepo

Juan was born in Manizales, a beautiful city in the coffee growing region of Colombia. Surrounded by the majestic mountains and volcanoes of the Andes Mountains, Juan had a deep fascination to what surrounded him. He took that curiosity to university and completed his undergraduate degree and then obtained his graduate degree in Geology from Caldas University. Despite his deep love for the mountains, Juan quickly took to the sea the moment he began his thesis project; coastal geomorphology and digital mapping of the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

When not on expedition ships, Juan can be found flying high at international paragliding competitions, taking motorbike treks across the Andes Mountains or exploring new areas throughout the world.

Chris Srigley

Chris Srigley

Over the past nine years, Chris Srigley has spent as many as nine months of each year on expedition ships – always spending the full seasons in the Antarctic and Arctic. Serving as Assistant Expedition Leader, General Naturalist and Zodiac Driver, his extensive experience covers some of the most remote areas of the world, with emphasis in some of the more extreme environments.

In the Arctic region, in addition to his regular duties on the Expedition Team, Chris serves as a Polar Bear Guard, spending much of his time advancing landing parties and then keeping a watchful eye while guests experience the wonders of such places like Svalbard, Greenland and Canada.

Expedition Team Members

Your experienced Seabourn Expedition Team is a select group of academics, scientists and general naturalists who share your passion for exploring and learning about some of the world's remote regions. On board, they provide expert insights into the bio-diversity, ecosystems, physical science, history and culture of the place you visits, both in formal Seabourn Conversations presentations and casual discussion through the ship. They also guide your off-ship expeditions to enhance and enrich your interaction and engagement with destinations.