The Baffin Safari team are a friendly and energetic 'family' and we are there to help you through all aspects of your Arctic adventure.

Along with the team below, we have a small group of incredibly experienced Inuit guides that work with us on all our Baffin Safari expeditions. They bring a great deal of additional local knowledge, guidance and expertise to our tours. 


John Davidson

Chief Expedition office -  John is a true & passionate adventurer. A man that has been brought up in the outdoors, learning and appreciating nature in a range of unique natural environments, including his most loved, Canadian Arctic. One of the world's most experienced Hot Air Balloon Pilots, John has been flying Balloons for more than 26 years in over 30 countries world wide. He is the first Balloon Pilot to fly Hot Air Balloons in the Arctic region and has done over 150 flights in the Nunavik and Nunavut regions. John’s affection for the Arctic is unmatched. For the past 13 years John has lead a diverse range of expeditions and adventures by land, air and sea throughout this spectacular and sometimes very challenging region. John is Baffin Safari’s leader, and also the leader on every step of our small group or custom expeditions throughout Baffin Island.

Chief Expedition office John is a true & passionate adventurer. A man that has been brought up in the outdoors, learning and appreciating nature in a range of unique natural environments, including his most loved, Canadian Arctic. One of the world's most experienced Hot Air Balloon Pilots, John has been flying Balloons for more than 26 years in over 30 countries world wide. He is the first Balloon Pilot to fly Hot Air Balloons in the Arctic region and has done over 150 flights in the Nunavik and Nunavut regions. John’s affection for the Arctic is unmatched. For the past 13 years John has lead a diverse range of expeditions and adventures by land, air and sea throughout this spectacular and sometimes very challenging region. John is Baffin Safari’s leader, and also the leader on every step of our small group or custom expeditions throughout Baffin Island.

Cindy Davidson

Manager - Customer Experience: Cindy is the smile & energy behind Baffin Safari. She’ll be the one there waiting to meet and guide you through our Ottawa gateway and also to assist you with any answers to your questions during the booking process.  An avid traveler, Cindy has travelled to over 20 countries but is still drawn to the beauty of the Arctic region. As John’s “better half”, she too has the adventure bug but happily keeps the office ticking over in Ottawa while he heads out on the expeditions.

Manager - Customer Experience: Cindy is the smile & energy behind Baffin Safari. She’ll be the one there waiting to meet and guide you through our Ottawa gateway and also to assist you with any answers to your questions during the booking process. 

An avid traveler, Cindy has travelled to over 20 countries but is still drawn to the beauty of the Arctic region. As John’s “better half”, she too has the adventure bug but happily keeps the office ticking over in Ottawa while he heads out on the expeditions.

Paul Macpherson

Sales and Operations Coordinator: Paul, another one of our Baffin Safari Aussie's, splits his time between telling people about what we do and actually getting out there and doing it! A huge travel and adventure fan, Paul first got hooked on the beauty of the Arctic when he went on a solo mission to see the Aurora Borealis and ended up finding work in the Arctic fishing industry. Paul’s management & sales background combined with his thirst for adventure is exactly what the Baffin Safari team needs to keep having the opportunity to show this spectacular Arctic region to others.

Sales and Operations Coordinator: Paul, another one of our Baffin Safari Aussie's, splits his time between telling people about what we do and actually getting out there and doing it! A huge travel and adventure fan, Paul first got hooked on the beauty of the Arctic when he went on a solo mission to see the Aurora Borealis and ended up finding work in the Arctic fishing industry. Paul’s management & sales background combined with his thirst for adventure is exactly what the Baffin Safari team needs to keep having the opportunity to show this spectacular Arctic region to others.

Jemma Bell

Marketing and PR Manager: Jem is our Marketing and PR leader with a strong background in graphic/web design and social media marketing. She also assists in the administration and organization of all our Safaris. Having traveled the world for the past 5 years, while living in the UK, Netherlands, India and Australia, it was by sheer fate that she found herself joining the Baffin Safari team - but we all know that it is her passion for Arctic wildlife that keeps her with us now.

Marketing and PR Manager: Jem is our Marketing and PR leader with a strong background in graphic/web design and social media marketing. She also assists in the administration and organization of all our Safaris. Having traveled the world for the past 5 years, while living in the UK, Netherlands, India and Australia, it was by sheer fate that she found herself joining the Baffin Safari team - but we all know that it is her passion for Arctic wildlife that keeps her with us now.


Francisco Castillo

EXPEDITION LEADER: 'PACO' AS HE IS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN, RECENTLY JOINED THE BAFFIN SAFARI TEAM LAST YEAR, BUT HE HAS QUICKLY FOUND HIS FEET AS ONE OF OUR MOST DYNAMIC EXPEDITION LEADERS. AFTER SPENDING SEVERAL YEARS IN THE SPANISH NAVY BECOMING A QUALIFIED DIVE INSTRUCTOR, PACO HAS SINCE BECOME A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED HOT AIR BALLOON PILOT AND NOW DIVIDES HIS TIME BETWEEN THE COASTAL WATERS OF TURKEY AND THE POLAR LANDSCAPES OF THE CANADIAN ARCTIC. HE STILL CLAIMS TO HAVE THE BAFFIN SAFARI RECORD FOR ERECTING ONE OF OUR BRILLIANT YURT DOME EXPEDITION SHELTERS, BUT YET NO ONE WAS THERE TO SEE IT HAPPEN!!

EXPEDITION LEADER: 'PACO' AS HE IS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN, RECENTLY JOINED THE BAFFIN SAFARI TEAM LAST YEAR, BUT HE HAS QUICKLY FOUND HIS FEET AS ONE OF OUR MOST DYNAMIC EXPEDITION LEADERS. AFTER SPENDING SEVERAL YEARS IN THE SPANISH NAVY BECOMING A QUALIFIED DIVE INSTRUCTOR, PACO HAS SINCE BECOME A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED HOT AIR BALLOON PILOT AND NOW DIVIDES HIS TIME BETWEEN THE COASTAL WATERS OF TURKEY AND THE POLAR LANDSCAPES OF THE CANADIAN ARCTIC. HE STILL CLAIMS TO HAVE THE BAFFIN SAFARI RECORD FOR ERECTING ONE OF OUR BRILLIANT YURT DOME EXPEDITION SHELTERS, BUT YET NO ONE WAS THERE TO SEE IT HAPPEN!!

Bob Hoggarth

Logistics Manager and Expedition Leader: Bob is as tough as nails. He’s our all-rounder, our “Mr Fix It” and our weather Guru. There isn’t too much that Bob can’t do in the Arctic and he has been with the Baffin Safari team since our first film shoot over 13 years ago. An engineer by trade, Bob has spent his whole life in cold climates and simply loves the most remote environments he can find, as long as they are cold. A former “Ice Road Trucker”, Bob has also spent a lot of time working on Northern Saskatchewan Indian Reserves. When Bob’s not fixing motors and leading expeditions with Baffin Safari, you’ll find him nestled up in his home in Winnipeg with his family.

Logistics Manager and Expedition Leader: Bob is as tough as nails. He’s our all-rounder, our “Mr Fix It” and our weather Guru. There isn’t too much that Bob can’t do in the Arctic and he has been with the Baffin Safari team since our first film shoot over 13 years ago. An engineer by trade, Bob has spent his whole life in cold climates and simply loves the most remote environments he can find, as long as they are cold. A former “Ice Road Trucker”, Bob has also spent a lot of time working on Northern Saskatchewan Indian Reserves. When Bob’s not fixing motors and leading expeditions with Baffin Safari, you’ll find him nestled up in his home in Winnipeg with his family.

Rob Deeble

Expedition Leader: Rob is an outdoors man and naturalist. Growing up in Australia, Rob learnt the skills required to survive off the land. As a Wildlife Ranger in a remote outback post in Arnhem Land, Rob fine tuned this knowledge to survive in the harshest environmental conditions. Rob is one of our most experienced expedition leaders. He also knows how to cook up a scrumptious Carribou stew when he needs to. During the off-season, Rob loves to get back to his beloved Australia for some time in the sun and surf with his wife and two kids.    

Expedition Leader: Rob is an outdoors man and naturalist. Growing up in Australia, Rob learnt the skills required to survive off the land. As a Wildlife Ranger in a remote outback post in Arnhem Land, Rob fine tuned this knowledge to survive in the harshest environmental conditions. Rob is one of our most experienced expedition leaders. He also knows how to cook up a scrumptious Carribou stew when he needs to. During the off-season, Rob loves to get back to his beloved Australia for some time in the sun and surf with his wife and two kids.

 

 

Geoff Ludlow

Operation Coordinator and Expedition Leader: Geoff is based in the United Kingdom. Despite missing his wife and kids each time he leaves Old England, he still tells us he cannot wait to re-join the Baffin Safari team each March, and when he does, he steps straight into meticulously & perfectly planning our small group expeditions. Although, when on an expeditions, we do try to keep him away from the kitchen as his Arctic culinary skills do leave a little to be desired

Operation Coordinator and Expedition Leader: Geoff is based in the United Kingdom. Despite missing his wife and kids each time he leaves Old England, he still tells us he cannot wait to re-join the Baffin Safari team each March, and when he does, he steps straight into meticulously & perfectly planning our small group expeditions. Although, when on an expeditions, we do try to keep him away from the kitchen as his Arctic culinary skills do leave a little to be desired