Who we are? Meet our passionate team!
Get to know us a bit more before meeting us on your next tour! Our staff is made up of lovely people, with different nationalities, backgrounds and hobbies, working together as a passionate and friendly team. But as diverse as we are, we share one thing in common – we are all Wild About Lapland!
Hi, I’m Gábor from Hungary! Firstly I came to Finland 10 years ago, as an Erasmus student, where I studied tourism. That time I had the possibility to visit Lapland 2 times. It was love at the first sight, and I already knew, I have to come back here later. And now, here I am. Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland is my home for more than 3 years. As a nature enthusiast, I have everything here, what I need: (okay, maybe a bit less of warm weather :-)) never-ending forests, crystal clear fresh air and beautiful surroundings. Lapland has countless treasures, and I am more than happy to show them to you!
Passions: Cycling, hiking, nature photography and Aurora hunting.
Languages: Hungarian, English and a bit of Finnish.
I am Croatian. I’m a father of three cats, I like the doggos also. I like to bike, hike, catch a pike and goal to strike. I met Theo 2.5 years ago but was working in another company last season, gave him a call last October and here I am. Running the tours under the motto: If you wanna do it big, you gotta do it with style.
Passions: Animals, snowmobiling, snowshoeing.
Languages: Croatian, can speak/understand all ex-yu plus some of the Balkans, English, German (speak/understand “ein bisschen”), Latin languages (can talk with hands and legs), Finnish (only a few unnecessary words).
My name is Luka, I’m an exchange student from Slovenia studying tourism at the University of Lapland. I came to Rovaniemi because I love nature and animals, I like meeting new people and experiencing new things. For that same reason, I decided to start working for Wild About Lapland.
Passions: Animals, nature.
Languages: Croatian, Slovenian, English, German, Italian, Spanish, basic Finnish.
After spending a few years abroad I decided it was time to move back to Finland and start a new adventure here, this time in Lapland. I moved from Southern Finland to Rovaniemi to study Tourism research, and what better way is there to get to know the field I am studying than to work in it. As a guide I also get to explore new places and see parts of Lapland I otherwise wouldn’t have discovered.
Passions: Hiking, photography, traveling.
Languages: Swedish, Finnish, English, German, French (un peu).
After being a teacher and a volunteer firefighter in France I have decided to follow my dream and moved to Finnish Lapland in 2019. Since then I have been working for several companies as a tourist guide and dog sledding instructor. I now settled in Rovaniemi and will be happy to take you for a tour to share my passion for getting lost in the wild. I’m the proud dad of Duke, a 6 years old Alaskan husky who follows me in all of my adventures!
Passions: Hiking, outdoor sports, dogs, all kind of handycrafts.
Languages: French, English, Finnish in progress, Polish in progress.
Hi, I am Duke. I am a 6 years old Alaskan husky and I am a sled dog. I was born in a Finnish husky kennel that ceased its activity and my dad Guillaume took me with him. I now follow him in his adventures, and even most of the time lead the way in front of his bike or skis. In winter, I am working with him and the clients.
Passions: Being petted, pulling sleds, sniffing around.
Languages: Howling, squeaking, but mute most of the time.
Hi, I am Moritz from Germany. I am an exchange student at the University of Applied Sciences in Rovaniemi. Before my studies in timber engineering, I did an apprenticeship as a carpenter. Nature, especially timber and forests have fascinated me my whole life. I love the adventure of guiding and giving people the experience of Finnish nature.
Passions: Carpentry and construction work, hiking, mountain-biking, volleyball (inside, beach, snow everywhere).
Languages: German, English, un petit peu French.
Oh, it’s my turn!? Hello! My name is Maria, some like to call me Maria la Portuguesa since I’m a proud Portuguese. I grew up next to the seaside and was always surrounded by tourists – I fell in love with the field! I had some experiences in Portugal, but I wanted to put myself on a bigger challenge. So here I am and probably one of the youngest in the team, I studied tourism, and almost 2 years ago, I left my home town to work abroad, first into the warm summer of Spain and then directly to the cold of Rovaniemi! (I literally passed from 28°C to -5°C). I loved this job so much that I came back!
Passions: Sunset/sunrise watching, and since a year ago Northern Lights, hiking, photography, music (get ready for my playlists).
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Front Desk / Sales
I am a passionate, open-minded and driven human being. I believe in powerful communication as a source of inspiration to create and connect with others. My days start with a coffee, my pet crew and a wonderful natural landscape I can enjoy. Now that I moved to Finland, I will miss my pet crew, but I would definitely enjoy waking up in Lapland-paradise. I am from Colombia, and have worked in the corporate communications and marketing world for 6 years. I have learned that developing brand experiences is a non-negotiable input in business and life. That is why I am now on board this new adventure at Wild About Lapland, looking forward to great challenges with our team!
Passions: Animals, long walks, running, hiking, mountain biking, dancing.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Front Desk / Sales
Hi, I am Tianye from Southern China. This is my first year in Finland and also the very first time in Rovaniemi. I was in the education field for 9 years and as I always tell my students do not stop explore new things and learn new skills – you can either travel or read, but either your body or soul must be on the way. So here I am! In the Nordic country starting a completely new adventure, it’s a great pleasure to join Wild About Lapland, and it’s a great joy to meet all of you here!
Passions: Travel (traveled across Asia, Europe and Australia), cooking, ping-pong, dance.
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Spanish (basic).
Marketing & Social Media Specialist
My name is Dominik, and I am from Slovakia. I came to Rovaniemi 3 years ago as an exchange student, and I immediately fell in love with Lapland! The peacefulness of local nature has touched me, and I decided to come back to Rovaniemi as soon as possible. Wild About Lapland gave me the opportunity to experience professional life in Finland. I enjoy working in tourism for small groups and share all the nice moments with our clients!
Passions: Photography, cycling, nature, Northern Lights hunting.
Languages: Slovak, Czech and English.
Sales & Operations Manager
Hi. I’m Andy, a Brit with a family of 3 kids, a wife and an Alaskan Husky – living and working in Rovaniemi. I have been working in tourism here since 2015 for various other tour companies before I joined this great team. I am the face of the emails and I’m sure I have spoken with all of you at some point whilst you have been booking tours with us.
Passions: I am passionate about ultra trail running, gravel biking, climbing, hiking and heading out in our campervan, during the winter I love heading out on the skiis both cross country and downhill.
Languages: English and Finnish.
After serving in the Royal Marine Commando’s for 5 years and working as a professional Sailing & Outdoor Instructor, I was looking for a place to fulfil my vision and dreams. I found it here in the Finnish Lapland, where I can share the natural phenomena, opportunities, and beauty this amazing place has to offer.
Passions: Climbing, sailing, canoeing, survival techniques and outdoor enthusiast.