We're passionate about sustainable travel

Gondwana Ecotours shows bucket list destinations in a unique, exciting, and responsible fashion. We are committed to providing sustainable travel — maintaining an environmental and cultural focus while providing the vacation of a lifetime!

Touch down with a bush plane in a remote National Park to safely observe grizzlies in the wild. Encounter some of the last remaining mountain gorillas while your visit contributes to their preservation. Watch the Northern Lights dance in the sky with an Aurora Guide who can help explain the phenomenon and capture the moment. Witness the Great Migration on a Safari in Tanzania guided by the Maasai people. Carefully walk on an incredible growing glacier in Patagonia. Experience the U.S.' most unique nature, culture, and cuisine deep in Cajun Country, mere hours away from the city of New Orleans.

Meet Our Family

Our handpicked staff and guides are experienced, professional, personable, conscientious, fun-loving, and extremely knowledgable.

Jared Sternberg

President & Founder
With his infectious curiosity, passion, and empathy, Jared is a friend to people and places all over the world.
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Ola Olenska

Director of Sales
Ola strongly believes that sustainable tourism is the future of travel and is passionate about planning small group trips for our guests.
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Mandy Morrison

Sales & Guest Services Specialist
With nearly three decades of experience in the travel industry, Mandy assists guests in creating unforgettable journeys.
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Alison Van Ginkel

Sales & Guest Services Specialist
Alison has been passionate about travel for most of her life and is excited to help our guests with their dream trip.
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Eric Segalstad

Vice President & Partner
After two decades of working in the travel industry, Eric now spends much of his time marketing and driving operational efficiencies.
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Dani Catania

Operations Manager & Senior Guide
Dani heads up our incredible guide team and often guides in Alaska and his home country Argentina.
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Christie Nam

Operations Specialist
With a degree in Business Administration and Anthropology, Christie's role for our ecotour company is a perfect fit for her.
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Melanie Cox

Operations Specialist
As a resident of Alaska and with over a decade of experience in the travel industry, Melanie helps create seamless trip experiences.
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Georgia Sayers

Guest Services
Georgia helps keep our guest information complete, organized, and ready for a flawless tour experience.
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Kirsten Marquez

Marketing Associate
Kirsten passionately promotes cultural exchange and global connections through her dedicated marketing support.
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Bethany Newark

Social Media Manager
Beth is a wildlife conservationist based in the United Kingdom who manages our blog and social media.
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John Stewart

Senior Alaska Guide
John guides in subtropical Louisiana and subarctic Alaska. He is fascinated by the confluence of the natural world, music, and human culture.
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Gary Howell

Senior Alaska Guide
Gary is a life-long resident of Alaska and he is passionate about sharing Alaska while guiding Gondwana's guests through some of the state's most beautiful places.
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John Peirce

Alaska Guide
John Peirce is a Fairbanks resident and stays busy guiding groups around Alaska.
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Jack Curtiss

Alaska Guide
Jack holds two advanced degrees in history and believes that travel can be both an adventure in the present and an exploration of the past.
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Erica Hausfeld

Senior Alaska Guide
Erica first came to Alaska in 2007 as a summer guide and fell in love with its wild nature, lifestyle, and warm communities.
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David Barger

Senior Alaska Guide
David takes great pride in offering genuine hospitality and great experiences to our guests.
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Greg Santanna

Senior Alaska Guide
Greg has led tours across Alaska since 2008 and has a deep passion for music, traveling, and cooking.
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DeAnna Roering

Alaska Guide
DeAnna is energetic with a wanderlust heart. Born and raised in Alaska, she loves to explore and showing off her beautiful state to guests.
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Kyle Hasner

Aurora Guide & Logistics Assistant
Kyle loves the outdoors and sharing his passion for the northern lights with locals and visitors alike.
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Senior Tanzania Guide
After several years of working with animals he studied to obtain his Driver/Guide Certificate issued by the Tanzanian government.
See Victor's Bio


Tanzania Guide
His knowledge of both flora and fauna as well as the various cultures guarantee that you are in safe hands when on safari with him.
See Tito's Bio


Tanzania Guide
Noel took his advanced Tour Guides Certificate at Mount Meru college of Tourism and can spot animals from hundreds of meters!
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Gregory Bakunzi (1)

Rwanda Guide
Gregory is co-founder and president of the Ruhengeri Community and specializes in cultural tours and ecotourism.
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Aaron Hartley

Cajun Guide
Aaron knows New Orleans like few others, is a natural entertainer, a licensed chauffeur, and will get you to the next stop on the itinerary with smile and laughter.
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Chef David Abshire

Cajun Guide
Has grown up here in Lafayette and knows the best recipes for all those classic dishes.
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Captain Shawn Guchereau

Cajun Guide
Grew up on Lake Martin learning about the plants and animals that live in this incredible swamp.
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Lorena Ledesma

Ecuador Guide
Lorena has eight years of guiding experience throughout Ecuador, most of this time being spent in the Amazon.
See Lorena's Bio

We’re Committed To Sustainable Travel

Recognizing the need to preserve the cultures and ecosystems of the places we travel requires responsibility, sustainability & respect throughout our travels. Our sustainability principles guide us towards a prosperous future for our planet. We're proud to say that our tours are verifiably carbon neutral.

Learn More About Our Sustainability Principles >

What does Gondwana mean?

One World

Gondwana was part of the Pangea supercontinent, when all the continents were together and the world was one. Gondwana Ecotours aims to bring people from different continents closer together, one trip at a time.

Learn About The Meaning Of "Gondwana" >

“I definitely recommend Gondwana Ecotours to everyone! Our Alaska trip was well organized, fun, flexible and balanced. Not to mention Jared was a great guide and also an awesome guy! He really cares about the mission of Gondwana Ecotours and it was great to be a part of it. Can’t wait to go on another trip!”

Talesa Bleything

We Hope That You'll Consider Joining Us on an Upcoming Adventure!