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Our Team

Heather Saunders
Heather Saunders
Director, Operations
Heather Saunders was raised on a cattle station in Central Queensland. Upon leaving school, she completed a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Japanese and French) at the University of Queensland. Heather then travelled extensively throughout New Zealand, Japan, Europe, South-east Asia and Africa. [Read More]
Marg O'Connor
Marg O'Connor
Inbound Consultant (Australia)

Marg O’Connor brings to the Australian team an outstanding level of attention to detail, and a wealth of travel experience. She has travelled extensively throughout her life and relishes the thrill of travelling to unforgettable destinations and the educational benefits of experiencing different cultures first hand.


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Anita Campbell
Anita Campbell
Operations Manager (Africa)

Born in Kenya, Anita is of British and Mauritian descent. She is fluent in Kiswahili and began working in the tourism industry in Nairobi. After a stint with a small tour operator she moved to Mombasa where she ran a successful restaurant on Diani Beach.


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Robynne Fleming
Robynne Fleming
Operations Consultant (Africa)
Robynne Fleming has been in the travel industry for over 18 years. Robynne was previsously employed by a horse safari company before moving to Pulse Africa, where she worked for 17 years. Born in South Africa, she has travelled extensively throughout Africa, including Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Egypt and Zanzibar (Zambia being her all-time favourite destination). [Read More]
Debbi Meadows
Debbi Meadows
Operations Consultant (Africa)
Born in South Africa, Debbi's love of travel came from her grandparents, who owned hotels and travelled Africa and the world, extensively. Debbi went on to study nursing, but the travel bug bit and she took 'a break' to work with several key African safari operators. [Read More]
Bridgit Fried
Bridgit Fried
Sales Executive, USA

Bridgit Fried had a successful career in public relations and marketing before taking time off to raise her four children. Bridgit recently combined her passion for travel and adventure with her sales and marketing skills and joined the Epic team, based in the United States.


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Meet Our Guides

Brad Horn
Brad Horn
Africa, Australia, Nepal & Everest, Antarctica, Americas
By design and desire a professional adventurer, Brad’s passion is wild and natural places.  He grew up on a cattle station in Western Queensland and spent time in the Australian Army. Then six wonderful years living in the African bush operating safaris. 

Brad has developed enduring relationships with the best travel operators and local contacts around the world.  With his ongoing travels as a professional private guide, Brad and Epic Private Journeys delivers an unrivalled experience. 



In May 2018, Brad achieved a personal dream of climbing and successfully summiting Mount Everest. He continues to guide select private groups and tailored journeys throughout the year. [Read More]
Rob Barbour
Rob Barbour
Africa, Nepal
Born in Kenya, Rob spent his formative years in Australia gaining a medical degree and serving in the Australian military on peacekeeping missions and in special forces.

Never losing his love for his birthplace, Rob migrated to Tanzania to found a socially responsible and community conservation orientated safari operation and a private community conservation area. [Read More]
Pedro O'Connor
Pedro O'Connor
Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
Pedro O'Connor, Epic private guide, spent his formative years growing up on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. He moved to South Africa for the latter years of his secondary school education and spent time on safaris to Rhodesia, Swaziland and Mozambique. He later experienced the cultures of Mauritius, the Middle East and Europe.

A passionate traveller, Pedro has trekked the Himalayas, ridden camels in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, been chased by elephants in Zambia, climbed active volcanoes in Java and surfed the best waves of Indonesia.

He lives and works on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland on Australia's east coast. And enjoys life travelling and sharing his passion for the wild and far flung places of Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. He has been acknowledged as a Travel Specialist by Conde Nast for the past 3 years. [Read More]
Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson
North America, South America, Nepal
Kevin Jackson is responsible for the logistics and operations of all North and South American programmes. He has led many worldwide expeditions, including multiple ascents of Aconcagua in Argentina (the highest peak in the Americas), and Mt Whitney (the highest mountain in the continental United States) and to base camp on Everest. [Read More]
Jana Arnhold
Jana Arnhold
Africa
After travelling the world for three years, Jana’s first visit to Africa was in 2009, when she arrived in the Cape, on assignment for a photographic production. Her desire to explore and an unwillingness to return to a European winter found her living in The Greater Kruger National Park where she worked as a lodge manager and later as a guide. [Read More]
Nic Kershaw
Nic Kershaw
Africa
In 2008 Nic made a life-changing leap, leaving his home and career in the UK behind for the great wide-open spaces of Southern Africa. Qualified as an FGASA Guide, Nic’s guiding career began in the arid Little Karoo biome, before developing his bush skills tracking in the Kalahari and on specialist bird tours of the Afro-Montane and coastal forests of South Africa. In 2010, Nic moved to the Greater Kruger National Park as an advanced trails guide, walking back-up to some of The Kruger’s most experienced guides. In 2012, looking for new adventures, Nic, accompanied by his partner Jana, arrived in Tanzania, where they ran the historic Sand Rivers Selous – walking, boating and fly-camping on the mighty Rufiji River. They became custodians of the outstanding ‘Lamai Serengeti ‘ – their passion put the lodge on the map as the highest ranked accommodation in Africa’s most famous and iconic National Park. Nic has explored the remotest corners of Tanzania and has led expeditions in Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique & South Africa.  Now, led by his passion for wildlife and adventure, Nic has returned to the bush to the share his expert knowledge and create unique and personal experiences in Africa’s wildest places. [Read More]
Squack Evans
Squack Evans
Africa
Squack Evans was born and raised on a large cattle ranch in south-eastern Zimbabwe, and it was here where he first began his chosen life in the African bush. Born into a family that has resided in Africa for four generations, it seemed only natural for him to follow in their footsteps. [Read More]
Stuart Levine
Stuart Levine
Africa
Stuart Levine was born in Durban and completed a three year Diploma in Tourism before embarking on a year of travel. Returning to South Africa, he commenced his dream career as a Field Guide at Londolozi Private Game Reserve before joining Singita Private Game Reserve where he stayed for the next eight years. He assisted in the pre-opening field and environmental work at Singita Lebombo in the Kruger National Park, before furthering his experience at a five star game lodge in Kwa-Zulu Natal.



Stuart embarked on an exciting adventure in East Africa when he joined Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania in September 2005 - in his words, “the opportunity of a lifetime”, to guide in the great Serengeti/Mara eco system. Stuart became Head Guide at Grumeti in 2007 and managed the department for 3 years and later, trained new guides via an in house six month development course.



He is a passionate sports fan, a keen photographer and has a genuine understanding of how to create a truly memorable African experience for all his guests. [Read More]
David Luck
David Luck
Africa
David Luck was born in South Africa and grew up in Zambia. A passionate advocate of wild places, wildlife conservation and a private guide for over 30 years. Dave is a master of creating an epic experience through teaching, engaging and inspiring travellers.

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Rob Mason
Rob Mason
Africa, India
Rob Mason started his safari career in South Africa’s Lowveld, before embarking on an amazing adventure to manage some of Africa’s top safari camps. He has travelled the length and breadth of Africa’s wilderness areas from southern Africa through South Africa to Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. Rob also managed a 5 star hotel in the foothills of the Himalayas, northern India for 3 years. With their safari spirit and passion for wild places 2012 the draw of Africa lured them back to the bush where Rob joined a professional team in creating Sirai House in Laikipia, Kenya. Today Rob draws on his years of corporate hotel management and private guiding experience to open a world of adventure for discerning guests. [Read More]
Hernan Jofre
Hernan Jofre
Patagonia
Hernan visited Patagonia in 1996 with the quest to climb the Torres del Paine and has lived there ever since. After relocating to Puerto Natales, Hernan was hired to guide climbing and trekking trips through the National Park. [Read More]