Expedition Team

Our team is the key to your incredible adventure


Explore the islands and sail in the company of top experts. Benefit from the knowledge of our Greek Isles travel guides—team specialties include Greek history, cultural anthropology, geology, and archaeology—and passion to observe and understand more of all you’ll see. And enjoy their company; you’ll find them highly engaging and fun to share a drink or dinner with, as well as a hike.


Meet the expedition team for this departure

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  • John Frick

    Expedition Leader
    Although he didn’t set out for a life of travel, John has combined his passions for education and exploring the world and turned them into a successful career leading trips around the globe. 

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  • Laura Giannola

    Cultural Specialist
    Laura grew up on the island of Corfu, and after high school lived for extended periods in England and Germany. She completed undergraduate studies at the National Guiding College and worked for a number of years as a travel agent on Corfu. She has been guiding visitors to Greece since 1997, often guides VIP guests of the Greek government, and also conducts archeological tours for the municipality of Athens. Her knowledge and effervescent manner have made her a great favorite with our guests. 

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  • Luke Correale

    Assistant Expedition Leader
    Growing up in Connecticut, a love of the outdoors was cultivated in Luke from a young age, as he spent most of his time on the water exploring its coast. His mother, a laboratory scientist and master naturalist, and his father, a fine-woodworker and sailor, enrolled him in Audubon summer camps, encouraged and nurtured his fishing skills, and allowed for hours of uninterrupted time in the woods. Throughout high school and college Luke worked as a first mate on a classic Sportfishing vessel out of Montauk, NY. He also worked in guest services at a local seaside hotel where he developed a rich appreciation of all peoples.

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  • Roula Skoula

    Cultural Specialist
    Zafiria-Roula-Skoula was born on the island of Crete. She first studied journalism and worked as a print and radio journalist for many years in Athens. A lifetime lover of travel and history, she found the perfect combination in a career as a guide in Athens.

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  • Tom Heffernan

    Historian
    Tom, a native of New York City, who has had a life-long passion for travel and exploration, is the Kenneth Curry Professor of Humanities at the University of Tennessee and the founding Director of the university’s Humanities Center. His areas of interest are anthropology of religions and historical linguistics.

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