Work History
Damon Ramsey
Reverse chronological order;
including contracts, personal expeditions, & breaks 


(example: my role, dates, locations, ship, company)

2017

11th Sep - 15th Sep - a few days back at base in Bangkok...

29th August - 10th September, Broome to Darwin, ’Across the top of Australia’, on board Caledonia Sky, expedition team.

23rd Aug - 28th august - a few days back at base in Bangkok...

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 12th August - 22nd August, Kimberley, on board Austral, Ponant, Orion reunion trip.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 2nd August - 12th August, Kimberley, on board Austral, APT.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 23rd July - 2nd August, Kimberley, on board Austral, Ponant.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 13th July - 23rd July, Kimberley, on board Austral, APT.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 3rd July - 13th July, Kimberley, on board Austral, Ponant inaugural Kimberley trip.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 22nd June - 3rd July, Borneo and Komodo, on board Austral, Ponant.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 9th June - 21st June. Koror (Palau) to Hakodate, (Japan), expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Sea.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 26th May - 9th June. Darwin to Koror Palau, Darwin-New Guinea-Palau, expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 16th May - 26th May . Broome to Darwin, Kimberley, expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 6th May - 16th May . Darwin to Broome, Kimberley, expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 26th april - 6th May . Broome to Darwin, Kimberley, expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 16th april - 26th April . Darwin to Broome, Kimberley, expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 6th april - 16th april . Broome to Darwin, Kimberley, expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

Lecturer/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver, 26th march - 6th april. Bali to Broome, Indo to Kimberley, expedition team, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Sea.

15th - 25th break in Bangkok

Geologist/Botanist, 25th feb -  13th march 2017, "FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA TO THE PHILIPPINES", Rabaul to Manila, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Noble Caledonia.  

Geologist/Botanist, 11th Feb - 25th feb 2017, "ACROSS THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN", Auckland to Rabaul, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Noble Caledonia.

Photographer (slide show), 2nd - 11th Feb, "NEW ZEALAND", Milford Sound to Auckland,  MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Criterion.

23rd - 31st - Bangkok for a week, finish tax, work on Southern Oceans book. 

Botanist in Expedition Team, 9th - 21st January 2017, "NEW ZEALAND’s NATURAL WONDERS", AUCKLAND TO MILFORD SOUND,  MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Noble Caledonia.

2016

Botanist in Expedition Team,  21st December 2016 - 9th January 2017, AUCKLAND TO AUCKLAND, Circumnavigation of New Zealand, on MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Noble Caledonia.

(example: dates, locations, role/duties, ship, company)

Bangkok for one week for completion of Tax Data entry, website and trip reports. 

from 21st November - 12th December Private expedition to Sri Lanka; Colombo, Wildlife watching in Talangama, Kithugala, Yala, Bundala, Sinharaja, Mirissa.

Bangkok for two weeks for Medical and Tax Data entry. 

24/10/16 - 06/11/16, SINGAPORE TO Bitung, Five Sea Odyssey, MS CALEDONIAN SKY, (Nat/ZD: Ecology)

10/10/16 - 24/10/16, Singapore to Singapore, CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF SUMATRA, MS CALEDONIAN SKY, (Nat/ZD: Birder)

29/09/16 - 10/10/16, BALI TO SINGAPORE, Passage to Java and beyond, MS CALEDONIAN SKY,(Nat/ZD: Ecology)

18th sep - 29th september 2016, Darwin to Benoa, 'East of Bali', MS CALEDONIAN SKY,(Nat/ZD: Ecology)

8/09/16 - 18/09/16, DARWIN TO Broome, Kimberley, MS CALEDONIAN SKY, (Nat/ZD: Ecology)

29/08/16 - 8/09/16, DARWIN TO Broome, Kimberley, MS CALEDONIAN SKY, (Nat/ZD: Ecology)

20th July 2016 - 28th August 2016. Bangkok: eye operation, update website, Thailand birdwatching Samarn Bird lodge and Ban Make Bird lodge, Kaeng Krachan National Park. Manila Philippines: Subic Bay rainforest, Mt.Makiling. 

10/07/16 - 20/07/16, BROOME TO DARWIN, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Nat/ZD: Ecology

30/06/16 - 10/07/16, DARWIN TO BROOME, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Nat/ZD: Ecology

15th june - 30th june, MANILA TO DARWIN, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Nat/ZD: Ecology

1st June - 15th June , OSAKA TO MANILA, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY (Nat/ZD: Ecology)

few days off...

17th May - 27th May 2016, "Kimberley", Broome to Darwin, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

7th May - 17th May 2016, "Kimberley", Darwin to Broome, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

27th April - 7th May 2016, "Kimberley", Darwin to Broome, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

17th April - 27th April 2016, "Kimberley", Darwin to Broome, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

7th April - 17th April 2016, "Kimberley", Broome to Darwin, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

28th March 2016 - 7th April 2016, "Kimberley", Darwin to Broome, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

16th march - 28th march - break

1st march - 15th march, BALI to SANDAKAN, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, Nat/ZD: Ecology, Noble Caledonia.

11th Feb - 27th February 2016, "Melanesia", Dunedin - Honiorara, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

27th January 2016 - 10th Feb, Auckland - Dunedin, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

4th January - 27th January, "Circumnavigation of New Zealand", - Auckland, lecturing in Geology, Oceanography & Climate,  Expedition Team, on board CALEDONIAN SKY.

stuck in New Zealand for a few days due to flight cancellation.

Me pointing out the obvious - rock art!

2015

14th/17th dec - 3rd/4th Jan, "Christmas and New Year in the Pacific", Tahiti - Lautoka, Geology, Oceanography & Climate, expedition Team, on board CALEDONIAN SKY.

2nd/4th December - 16th/18th december, Tahiti to Tahiti, "Lost Islands of Polynesia", Lecturing in Geology, Oceanography & Climate, Expedition team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia. 

14th/17th November - 4th/6th december, Easter Island - Papeete, "In the wake of the Bounty", Ecologist, Expedition team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia. 

16th oct - 16th november,  South America travels - Flight Santiago-Panama-Quito, Equador: Cloud Forest, Andes, Cloud Forest, & Amazon... 

4th oct- 15th'ish Oct - Thailand

24th Sep - 3rd Oct, "Darwin to Port Moresby", Darwin - Port Moresby, Ecologist, as part of Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

12th - 24th Sept, Broome to Darwin, "Across the Top of Australia", Ecologist, as part of Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia.

2th-12th Sept, "Kimberley Coast Cruise" Dili - Broome to Darwin, Ecologist, as part of Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

23rd Aug - 2nd Sept, "Kimberley", Broome - Darwin, Ecologist, Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

15th - 23rd Aug,  "Kimberley", Broome to Broome?, Ecologist, Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

5th Aug - 15th Aug,  "Kimberley", Darwin to Broome, Ecologist, Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

26 July - 12th September, "Kimberley Coast Cruise", Broome - Darwin, Ecologist, part of Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

6th-16th July, "Kimberley Coast Cruise", Darwin to Broome, Ecologist, Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

22nd May - 6th June,  "Seven Seas Odyssey",  Manila - Darwin, Ecologist, Expedition Team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

8th May – 18th May, Darwin - Broome, Kimberley, Expedition Leader, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

19th April - 28th April, "Kimberley", Darwin to Broome, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

9th April - 19th April, "Kimberley", Broome to Darwin, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas

28th March - 9th April, "Indonesia - Kimberley", Bali to Broome, on board Silver Discoverer, Silver Seas.

15th Mar - 27-Mar, "Timeless Wonder of Asia", BALI TO MANILA, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT

24th Feb – 9th Mar - Noumea - Rabaul, Melanesia, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

27th Jan 2015 - 10th Feb 2015, PORT MORESBY TO SANDAKAN, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, APT.

11th Jan 2015 -  27th Jan 2015, AUCKLAND TO PORT MORESBY
Expedition team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia.

2nd Jan 2015  - 11th-Jan 2015, MILFORD SOUND TO AUCKLAND, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, CRITERION

sometimes people actually believe what I say (photograph by Jamie Anderson)

2014

21st December - 2nd January, Auckland - Milford Sound, "New Zealand", Expedition team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia.

10th - 21st - few days in Cairns to repack, few days in south-east Asia costing accommodation.

21st November - 10th December, Auckland - Auckland, "Circumnavigation of New Zealand", Expedition team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia.

17th - 20th November, private expedition travel few days off in Fiji.

31st October - 16th November, Tahiti - Fiji, "Nomads of the Winds", Expedition team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia. 

15th - 31st October, Easter Island, Pitcairn, French Polynesia, Tahiti, "In the wake of the Bounty", Expedition team, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia.

15th september - 15th november. Private expedition travel; September-October : Santiago (Chile), Rio de Janeiro, Cuiaba, the Pantanal wetlands (Brazil), Iguazu Falls (Brazil & Argentina) , Manaus, the blackwaters of the Amazon, Rio, (Brazil) Santiago (Chile).

Break in Cairns for a few days.

1st August- 11th September, Darwin/Broome/Darwin/Broome/Darwin/Broome/Darwin, Kimberley, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

21st of July - 31st  July, Kimberley, Naturalist, on board National Geographic Orion, Lindblad Cruises.

10 days off...personal expedition trip, Darwin-Singapore-south-east Asia.

30th of June - 10th July, Broome - Darwin, Kimberley, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

30th of May - 9th June, Darwin - Broome, Kimberley, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises

12th of May - 22nd May, Kimberley, Naturalist, on board Orion National Geographic, Lindblad Cruises.

23rd March - (17th april) - New Guinea Circle: Papua New Guinea & West Papua & Spice Islands, Indonesia, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cuises.

6 days in Cairns

3rd  - 18th March, Melanesia, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cuises.

14th February - 2nd March, 'APT charter of south-east Asia', on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

1st February - 14th February, 'Hidden Sumatra',  Penang to Jakarta, on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

21st January - 3rd February, 'Borobudur and Beyond', Bali to Penang, on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

5th - 21st January, Rabaul - Bali, on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

this would only happen in an international ship, not with Australian health and safety!

2013

21st December - (10th January ), Auckland - Rabaul, "Across the tropic of Capricorn", on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

7th- c.21st December - end Auckland, "NZ coastal Odyssey", on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

4th - 21st November, Jakarta - Cairns, ("Five Seas, Two worlds"), Expedition Crew, on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

22nd October- (4th november), Singapore, Sumatra, Jakarta ("Sumatra island of gold"), Expedition Crew, on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia.

 8th - 22nd October, Singapore, Sumatra, Singapore ("a circumnavigation of Sumatra"), Expedition Crew, on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia. 

26th fly back to cairns for weekend - 30th Flight to Hong Kong - Singapore?

16th - 26th September, Kimberley, Broome-Darwin, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

6th - 16th September, Kimberley, Darwin-Broome, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

20th August - 5th September, Philippines - Darwin, Australia, APT charter, on board Caledonia Sky, Noble Caledonia

6th - 15th July, Expedition Team, United Kingdom: England & Scotland, on board Serenissima, Noble Caledonia.

3rd - 13th June, Kimberley, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

24th May - 3rd of June, Kimberley, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

13th - 23rd May, Kimberley, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

3rd - 13th May, Kimberley, Guest Lecturer, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

12th - 25th April, Expedition Team, Borneo, Philippines, Japan, on board Caledonian Sky, Noble Caledonia.

1st - 11th April, Cairns, and the Atherton Tablelands, writing next book, updating website and editing documentaries.

18th - 30th March, PNG (Rabaul-Cairns), Guest Lecturer, Glass Bottom Boat, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

5th - 18th March, Melanesia (Noumea-Rabaul), Guest Lecturer, Glass Bottom Boat, on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises.

6th - 20th Feb 2013, expedition team, on board Caledonian Sky, for Noble Caledonia, New Zealand: Milford Sound to Wellington.

me driving a 'glassy'

2012

18th Dec to 20th Jan 2013, on board MS CALEDONIAN SKY, for Noble Caledonia, SOUTH SEAS ODYSSEY: Easter island, Pitcairn, French Polynesia, Fiji, 

27th November - 11th December: on board Caledonian Sky, Noble Caledonia, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, (Chile, Antofagasta, Chilean Fiords).

1st - 15th November: Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Private Eclipse Charter, Wilderness Expeditions, (Bali, Komodo, West Papua, Thursday Island, Cairns).

october - 1st of November 2012, Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Indonesia (Bali, Java, Sulawesi, Kalimantan).

12th october - 22nd october, Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Singapore, Kuching, Camp Leakey, Bali.

2nd october - 12th october, Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Bail, Camp Leakey, Bako national Park, Singapore.

22nd of September - 2nd of October, Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Borneo.

12th - 22nd september, Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Borneo

3rd - 12th september, Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Singapore CEO Charter.

24th of August - 3rd of september: Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Borneo.

14th - 24th of August: Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Borneo.

4th - 14th of August: Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Borneo.

25th of july - 4th of August: Orion 2, expedition crew/zodiac driver/lectures, Borneo.

21st-24th july in transit cairns-singapore-manilla-tawau

18th-20th july in Cairns for medical checks and pack/repack

16th-17th july in transit, Darwin, Cairns

pre 2012...

(example: position, locations, company, role/duties, dates)

Guest Lecturer, Kimberley, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding, Lectures, Inflatable driving, June-July 2012.

Expedition team; Kimberley, Orion Expeditions, zodiac driver/guide/lecturer, April-May-June 2012.

Expedition team; West Papua, Orion Expeditions, zodiac driver/lecturer, April 2012.

Expedition team; Great barrier Reef, Cape York, Thursday Island, Orion Expeditions, zodiac driver/lecturer, March, April 2012.

Guest Lecturer, Papua New Guinea, & Melanesia, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding, Lectures and Glass Bottom Boat driving & guiding, March 2012.

Research trip, Borneo – Philippines, for upcoming Ecosystem Guides “Tropical Rainforest of South-East Asia” and "Coral Reefs of Indo-Pacific", February 2012.

Expedition team; Thailand, Borneo, Singapore, Bali, Orion Expeditions, zodiac driver/lecturer, December, January, February 2012.

Guest Lecturer, Papua New Guinea, & Melanesia, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding, Lectures and Glass Bottom Boat driving & guiding, November - December 2011.

Guest Lecturer, Kimberley, Coral Princess, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding and Lectures, August-Sep-Oct 2011.

Trip Director, Great Barrier Reef, Coral Princess Cruises, schedule, tours, snorkel tours, glass bottom boat, July 2011.

Driver & Guide, Redlands Primary, NSW, ETA - Educational Tours Australia, guiding and driving primary school kids around Daintree, Cairns, Port Douglas and reef, June 2011.

Guest Lecturer, Kimberley, Coral Princess, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding and Lectures, April-May-June 2011.

Expedition Team, Melanesia, Orion. Guiding, Lectures, OnBoard Photography and Zodiac driving, guiding & lecturing. March 2011.

Expedition Team, New Zealand, Orion. Guiding, Lectures, OnBoard Photography and Zodiac driving, Feb 2011.

Trip Director, Great Barrier Reef, Coral Princess Cruises, schedule, tours, snorkel tours, glass bottom boat, Feb 2011.

Expedition Team, Sub-antarctic Islands, Orion. Guiding, Lectures and Zodiac driving, Jan 2011.

Expedition Team, Fiordland, New Zealand, Orion. Guiding, Lectures, OnBoard Photography and Zodiac driving, Dec 2010.

Expedition Team, Sub-antarctic Islands, Orion. Guiding, Lectures and Zodiac driving, Dec 2010.

Expedition Team, Tasmania, Orion. Bushwalk guiding & lecturing. December 2010.

Guest Lecturer, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding, Lectures and Glass Bottom Boat driving & guiding, November 2010

Guest Lecturer, 'Across the Top'; Darwin, N.T, Cape York, Great Barrier Reer. on board Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding, Lectures and Glass Bottom Boat driving & guiding, October 2010

Guide & Driver, Northern Experience Tours, Guiding day small tours across the Atherton tablelands, including Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree, Milla Milla falls and Paronella Park, fill in work intermittently during September & October 2010.

continuation of documentary editing & filming. North Queensland, including Cairns, Daintree, Mission Beach. Ecosystem Guides. Directing and presenting documentary series about rainforest. September 2010.

Guest Lecturer, Kimberley, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding and Lectures, July-August 2010

Driver & Guide, Redlands Primary, NSW, ETA - Educational Tours Australia, guiding and driving primary school kids around Daintree, Cairns, Port Douglas and reef, July 2010.

Tour programme leader, AIFS Ecotourism programme, Educational Tours Australia, Guiding US students on the travel portion of their studies: Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Daintree, June & July 2010.

Guide & Driver, Northern Experience Tours, Guiding day small tours across the Atherton tablelands, including Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree, Milla Milla falls and Paronella Park, fill in work intermittently during June & July 2010.

continuation of documentary filming. North Queensland, including Cairns, Daintree, Kuranda, Tablelands, etc. Ecosystem Guides. Directing and presenting documentary series about lowland, upland and highland tropical rainforest, and rivers. May, June and July 2010.

Expedition Team, Melanesia & New Guinea, Orion. Guiding, Lectures, OnBoard Photography and Zodiac driving, guiding & lecturing. March 2010.

Expedition Team, New Zealand, Orion. Guiding, Lectures, OnBoard Photography and Zodiac driving, guiding & lecturing. Feb 2010.

Documentary filming, North Queensland, Ecosystem Guides Videos. Producing, Directing & Narrating documentary about tropical rainforest. January 2010.

Guest Lecturer, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding, Lectures and Glass Bottom Boat driving & guiding, November December 2009

Guest Lecturer, Kimberley, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding and Lectures, August-September-October 2009

Driver & Guide, Danebank Primary, NSW, ETA - Educational Tours Australia, guiding and driving primary school kids around Daintree, Cairns, Port Douglas and reef, July 2009.

Tour programme leader, AIFS Ecotourism programme, Educational Tours Australia, Guiding US students on the travel portion of their ecotourism studies: Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Chillagoe, June & July 2009.

Guest Lecturer, Kimberley, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Guiding and Lectures, May 2009

Research trip, Singapore – Malaysia – Thailand, for upcoming Ecosystem Guide “Tropical Rainforest of South-East Asia”, April 2009.

Guest Naturalist Lecturer, New Zealand - Australia, Millenium, Celebrity X Cruises, Lectures, February – mid-April 2009.

Destination Lecturer, New Zealand - Australia, Millenium, Celebrity X Cruises, Lectures, January 2009.

Lecturer/Biologist, Vietnam, Spirit of Oceanus, Cruise West, lectures, zodiac tours, November 2008.

Lecturer/Biologist, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Lectures, nature walks, glass bottom boat tours, October 2008.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Oceanic Discoverer, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise around the Kimberley, north-western Australia, August-September 2008.

Driver/Guide, Redlands Primary, NSW, ETA - Educational Tours Australia, guiding and driving primary school kids around Daintree, Cairns, Port Douglas and reef, June 2008.

Tour programme leader, AIFS Ecotourism programme, Educational Tours Australia, Guiding US students on the travel portion of their ecotourism studies: Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, Undara, June and July 2008.

Guest Lecturer, Melanesia, Coral Princess Cruises, Lectures, nature walks, glass bottom boat, April 2008

Guest Lecturer, New Zealand, Coral Princess Cruises, Lectures, nature walks, March 2008

Trip Director, Great Barrier Reef, Coral Princess Cruises, Tour and interpretative programme; nature walks, glass bottom boat, assisted snorkelling, etc, Feb 2008.

Guest Lecturer, Hawaii, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Mercury, Celebrity X Cruises, Lectures, November, November 2007

Guest Lecturer, New Zealand, Australia, Mercury, Celebrity X Cruises, Lectures, November, December 2007 – January 2008.

Sole trader, “Ecosystem Guides” business set up for producing, publishing and distributing “Ecosystem Guides book series.

Lecturer/Biologist, Papua New Guinea, Coral Princess Cruises, Lectures, nature walks, glass bottom boat tours, October 2007.

Guest Lecturer, Cape York, Coral Princess Cruises, lecturing, nature walks, glass bottom boat tours, snorkelling, etc, August 2007.

Industry speaker/lecturer, Ecotourism course, James Cook University, preparing and delivering Wildlife tourism lecture series within "Ecotourism" course , July 2007

Driver/Guide, Redlands Primary, NSW, ETA - Educational Tours Australia, Guiding and driving primary school kids around Daintree, Cairns, Port Douglas and reef, June 2007.

Tour programme leader, AIFS Ecotourism programme, Educational Tours Australia, Guiding US students on the travel portion of their ecotourism studies: Sydney, aboriginal communities, Great Barrier Reef, Atherthon Tablelands, Undara, June and July 2007.

Biologist Guide, Florida University, for AIFS, ETA - Educational Tours Australia, guiding and driving students; green island, atherton tablelands, Mareeba, May 2007.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise Across the Top, April 2007.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu & New Caledonia, March/April 2007.

Local Biologist Guide and "storyteller", Original productions & ActiveTV for Discovery channel, Educational Tours Australia, Filming cassowaries and other rainforest wildlife, February 2007

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu & New Caledonia, October/November 2006.

Company Director, Educational Tours Australia, Educational Tours Australia (ETA) incorporated from a partnership to a company, initiated 2006 and ongoing.

Bird-watching Guide, C-T group (Taiwan), Educational Tours Australia, trip planner, guide and driver for 2 week bird and nature tour of tropical Australia, September/ October 2006.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise along Cape York and Great Barrier Reef, August/September 2006

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise around the Kimberly, north-western Australia, June-July 2006.

Guide/Driver, SCEGGS, Educational Tours Australia, driver guide for primary school holiday tour, June 2006

Lecturer, James Cook University, Cairns, Lecturing in ecotourism and wildlife tourism, June 2006.

Biologist Guide, Columbus State University, Educational Tours Australia, Biology education programme around North Queensland, May 2006.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise around New Zealand, Jan, Feb, March 2006

Trip Director, Coral Princess Cruises, Great Barrier Reef, glass bottom boat, snorkelling tours and nature walks, Jan 2006

Biologist Guide, Nature Travel Specialists, Educational Tours Australia, Biology education guiding around North Queensland, Jan 2006.

Guest Lecturer Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, two amazing tours of Papua New Guinea, October 2005.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise along Cape York and Great Barrier Reef, September 2005.

Driver, Down Under Tours, driver for day tours to Cape Tribulation and transfers, casual ongoing.

Expedition Leader, Coral Princess Cruises, Cape York, August 2005.

Lecturer, James Cook University, Cairns, Lecturing in ecotourism and wildlife tourism, July 2005.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise in Kimberly region, May 2005.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Expedition cruise across the top end, May 2005.

Guest Lecturer, Orion Cruises, Brisbane to Cairns, Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef, April 2005.

Guide/Driver, SCEGGS, Educational Tours Australia, driver guide for primary school holiday tour, April 2005.

Business Partner, For set up of Educational Tours Australia, Includes setting itineraries, costings, compiling business plan, safety manual, writing and compiling information for website, marketing and promotions and general starting up business, 2005/2006.

Zoologist Guide/Lecturer/Tour Escort, Washington and Lee alumni group, Classic Escapes, This was a 2 week tour around Australia and New Zealand, Jan 2005.

Zoologist Guide, North Carolina Nature group, Classic Escapes, This was a 3 week tour around Australia and New Zealand, Nov 2004.

Bird-watching and Wildlife Guide, Golden Gate Audubon, Classic Escapes, This was a 3 week bird-watching trip around Australia, Oct 2004.

Lecturer and Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Darwin to Broome, via the Kimberly coast, June-July 2004.

Biologist Guide, For Columbus University biology student group, Biology study programme around North Queensland, May 2004

Lecturer and Guide, Society Expeditions, Easter Island to Fiji, April 2004

Trip Director and Marine and General Biologist Guide, Coral Princess Cruises, Tours of the Great Barrier Reef and islands. This work included trip directing, lecturing, marine biology and general biology guiding, and glass bottom boat driving. September 2003-March 2004.

Marine and General Biologist Guide, Reef Endeavour, Captain Cook Cruises, This work included lecturing, marine biology and general biology guiding, the Great Barrier Reef, Sep 2003.

Lecturer, James Cook University, Cairns, Wrote and delivered a series of 7 lectures in 'Wildlife Tourism' for subject 'Ecotourism', July 2003.

Biologist Guide, Franklands Islands Cruise and Dive, Acted as biologist on board boat that visited the Frankland Islands. Duties included leading island and intertidal reef walks, snorkelling tours, as well as more general duties such as deckhand and cooking. Various time in 2003.

Adventure and Naturalist Guide, The Adventure Company (and various contracts). Based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Tours ranging from simple day trips to 4WD bush trips, Aboriginal rock art tours, nature watching, overnight 2 and 3 day hikes, cross country navigation, and bicycle tours. Customer base ranged from backpacker to upmarket, and included special interest groups such as diving clubs, to University/College and high school student groups. Took part in training days, produced a series of training manuals that explained the nature of various areas that were visited on specific tours. From 1998 – 2003. The contracts for and through this company included: - Naturalist Guide for International Expeditions, 'Natures Best Kept Secret' tours of North Queensland. - Naturalist Guide for International Expeditions 'Land of Wonder' tours of North Queensland. - Naturalist Guide for REI Adventures Nature Tour of North Queensland. - Lecturer for AHI Alumni groups. - Naturalist Guide for Park East/Columbus Zoo group, tour around Australia. - Guide for Oakland Zoo group tour of North Queensland, - Naturalist Guide for the Scuba Company, tour of North Queensland. - Biologist Guide for Antelope Valley University tour of North Queensland. - Biologist Guide for William and Jefferson College, - Naturalist Guide for North Carolina Maritime Museum tour of North Queensland, - Guide for Butterfield and Robinson, fly in tour around Jowalbinna bush camp, - Guide for Aboriginal Rock Art tours at Jowalbinna Bush Camp, - Naturalist Guide for Possum Valley Tours, - Guide for Bartle Frere Rainforest Hikes, - Guide for Northern Exposure day trips to Cape Tribulation, - Guide for Tablelands Cycle, - Guide for Student Safaris International tour of Jowalbinna, - Guide for St. Marys Catholic College tour of Jowalbinna, Guide for SCEGGS tour of North Queensland.

Field assistant, Cairns local council and James Cook University, Research on the wading birds of the esplanade. Identifying and counting the birds along the mudflats on Cairns foreshore. 2002.

Field assistant, Survey conducted by The Australian Centre for Freshwater Research, Townsville, Queensland at the Tully Training Area for the Australian Army. Main field assistant in a survey of fauna that included listing the frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals found in the area. Also surveyed sample plots for the vegetation. Main purpose of the study was to map the distribution of Cassowaries in the region. This was done by searching for the birds themselves, as well as measuring their tracks and recording the location of their scats. 1999.

Own Research Project, On JCU project concerning ecology of the ‘Common Eggfly’, Hypolimnas bolina. James Cook University, Cairns. My undergraduate research project involved catching butterflies, collecting their food, and conducting feeding and growth trials. 1999.

Frog monitoring coordinator, for the Cape York Herpetological Society of Cape York, Queensland. This volunteer role involved organizing volunteers for counting endangered frog populations in freshwater rainforest creeks. 1998.

Field assistant, JCU PhD project on behaviour of butterflies. James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland. This project involved setting up and building a huge aviary for keeping butterflies, their food plants and an artificial ‘rain forest’. It also involved feeding trails, catching and marking butterflies, collecting and growing food plants and timing and recording various butterfly behaviours. 1998.

Field assistant, For a JCU Masters project on the rare and primitive rainforest tree, Idiospermum australe at Cape Tribulation, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland. This brief volunteer position involved measuring how far the large round seeds of this tree had been dispersed. 1998.

Field assistant, For a JCU Honours project on Northern Bandicoots’, Isoodon macrurus, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland. This volunteer position involved setting up traps and catching bandicoots and various other smaller mammals. The study involved weighing the animals and implanting individual recognition devices called ‘pit tags’, 1998.

Counter, Counts of ‘Spectacled Flying Fox’, For Department of Environment, Cairns, Queensland. Cairns. I was only one of a team of volunteers that stood in various places around suburban Cairns staring at the sky. At sunset, we used ‘clickers’ to count the bats as they streamed above. 1998.

Technical Assistant, Northern Territory University, Northern Territory, Australia. This job involved a lot of ‘laboratory’ work, ie; washing beakers and cleaning benches. 1997.

Field assistant, For honours project on the ‘Spotted Goanna’ Varanus panoptes and sea turtle hatchling predation, Northern Territory University. This volunteer role involved attempting to catch very large goannas with very large teeth. It also required us to set up sand traps, find and identify animal tracks, collect scat for analysis, and conduct vegetation surveys. Recording sea turtles as they came ashore to lay eggs. We had to catch and weigh these animals before they returned to the sea. 1997.

Field Assistant, For project on counting the endangered ‘Gouldian Finch’ and other birds. Keep River National Park, Western Australia. Conservation Commission, NT. This volunteer job involved sitting by a water hole in savanna country in the Kimberly region to watch Gouldian Finches and other birds. 1997.

Field assistant, For various projects on insectivorous bats, including the ‘Ghost Bat’, Macroderma giga, Western Australia. This volunteer role involved climbing into storm water drains and abandoned mines to catch various bats and then release them to record their calls on the ultrasonic “anabat’. The highlight was catching the biggest (and certainly one of the ugliest) insectivorous bats in Australia, the endangered Ghost Bat, 1997.

Group Leader, Royal National Park and Heathcote, Adventure Education, New South Wales, Australia. Involved setting up a week long education program that included bush tucker, survival, animals and plants for students, 1996.

Information Officer/ Guide, Blue Mountains National Park, NSW. This job involved making a lot of cappuccinos, but I also had the opportunity to lead a few short walks, be involved in bush walk rescue, and set up my own interpretative displays, 1996-1997.

Work Experience, with 'Noah's Ark' reef boat and the now defunct Cape Tribulation/Tablelands tour company 'Tropics Explorer', Cairns, Queensland, 1991-1992.