Sue graduated as a veterinary nurse before embarking on a more adventurous life as a professional outdoor guide. Over the past 3 decades she has worked as an expedition leader, photographer and tour guide. Throughout that time she has been at the cutting edge of developments in adventure travel industry, mainly specialising in the polar regions. Her enthusiasm has taken her to many remote corners of the world, including Madagascar, the Amazon, Africa and the Himalaya. Spending three months living in Grytviken, working for the South Georgia Heritage Trust and ten months as a dog-sled handler in Svalbard during the Arctic winter was definitely two highlights of Sue’s career. In January, 2015, Sue purchased Adventure Associates and continues to plan even more exciting journeys to remote destinations.
Julie is our Himalaya specialist, having worked and travelled in the Himalaya for over twenty five years. Her passion for the mountainous regions of the world has inspired her travels to far flung corners of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan. A keen rock climber and sometimes mountaineer she has also travelled extensively in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Julie is the Australian representative of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), working to improve welfare and conditions for the mountain porter worldwide.
After a background in Theatre and Photography, Tony began a career in magazine and book design, becoming art director for Nature & Health and Simply Living magazines. In 1985 he was contracted by Dick Smith to design and produce the first issue of the Australian Geographic Journal. Over seventeen years at AG his role as Creative Director involved expanding the publishing division to produce Newton Graphic Science magazine plus a long list of quality books and related products. Upon leaving AG in 2001, Tony established the design consultancy Tony Gordon Printcounsel – specialising in book, magazine, and brochure design & production, print management and consulting for a select group of clients.