Michele D’Agostino


An avid high latitude sailor and explorer, Michele co-founded Secret Atlas to bring the small group expedition experience to the Arctic. 


Andy Marsh


A passionate traveller and explorer of remote places, Andy co-founded Secret Atlas to share his love of the wilderness in a low impact and intimate way.

Expedition Team


Andreas Umbreit

Expedition Leader

With over 35 years of experience leading expeditions in the Arctic, Andreas is one of the most accomplished expedition leaders in Svalbard. He can’t wait to share his passion and knowledge with you.  

Languages Spoken: English & German



Silvia Groß

Expedition Leader

With a deep love of the Arctic, Silvia overwintered in Svalbard at 78°N in a tent to experience the harsh environment. She is multi-lingual and is looking forward to sharing her passion and excitement with you. 

Languages Spoken: English & German


Gunilla Lindh

Expedition Leader

Gunilla has been working as a guide in the Arctic and Antarctic regions for the last decade. Her love for its rugged wilderness and the wildlife and people that call it home has taken on her on a journey to some of the most remote places on earth. 

Languages Spoken: English & Swedish


Expedition Leader

Laali is from Nuuk in Greenland. She is a highly experienced Arctic guide and has extensive knowledge of all places cold including Greenland, Canada, Iceland and Svalbard.

Languages Spoken: English, Greenlandic and Danish

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Christian Bruttel

Expedition Leader

Christian has been working as an expedition leader in Svalbard for over 8 years and brings with him a great deal of passion and knowledge about the Arctic. 

Languages Spoken: English & German

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Chase Teron

Photography Expert

Chase is a Canadian environmentalist, adventurer and photographer. He has travelled extensively across the Arctic in search of the perfect shot. He is passionate about conservation and teaching photography.


Rick Tomlinsson

Photography Expert

Rick is a professional, expedition, wildlife yachting photographer. His pictures have been published in magazines all over the world, including National Geographic and in Yachting World.


Andreas Hubl

With over 18 years of sea time in the Arctic, Andreas is as experienced as they come. He loves exploring the untouched nature, the wildlife, and calls the Arctic his second home. He looks forward to taking you exploring. 


Jaron Flak

First Officer

Jaron has been exploring the Arctic for over 15 years on small expedition vessels. He looks forward to welcoming you onboard and sharing a seafaring yarn or two. 

Office Team


Prakash Shah


Prakash is a qualified accountant, with years of financial experience with blue-chip names such as Deloitte, Nomura, Barclays, M&G, UBS and JP Morgan.


Craig West

Head of Web Development

Craig brings 18 years of web development to the Secret Atlas team and is responsible for the design and overhaul of our current website. 


Aleks Certa

Digital Marketing

Aleks has a passion for digital marketing with over 10 years of experience working for large media agencies.