Dr. Tobias Neuberger is the expedition doctor and sailing crew. Having already practiced medicine in South Africa's township hospitals and managed a cosmetics company in Turkey and China, Tobias now brings his skills to Arctic sailing. His unique career has seen him staging his own photo exhibition in a Cape Town hospital and sampling lipstick in Hong Kong shops in the name of market research. He is no stranger to outdoor adventure with a passion for hunting, ski touring, paragliding, scuba diving and running. Tobias is currently based in Germany and Turkey.
Drew Fellman is an American photographer and filmmaker who has worked extensively in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and joins the expedition to produce the video documentary and do some camerawork. Drew’s career began with a party picture of Fidel Castro and it has since taken him to the dustiest corners of Pakistan and up Mt. Kilimanjaro. He has delivered stunning images from some of the world’s harshest environments for publications including National Geographic Adventure and Double Take, and he has long harboured a fascination with the Northwest Passage. Drew is currently producing his first IMAX film and plans to make several trips to the Arctic to visit the crew during the expedition.
Tricia Schers is the expedition’s media relations manager. She has more than 12 years of communications and fundraising experience with government, health and NGO organisations. Her work has taken her from promoting the tourism appeal of a cold Canadian Prairie city to helping manage an AIDS programme in steamy Suriname. Tricia is currently the regional director of UNICEF for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Tricia will manage the expedition’s interaction with the media from her base in Winnipeg, Canada as well as from on the ground at the expedition launch in Victoria.
Troy Dunkley is the expedition designer/webmaster and he will be in close contact with the Silent Sound crew during the expedition as he keeps the web site updated. Editorial design and an untiring search for the world’s best two minutes of music have taken him to newsrooms and clubs in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, where he is currently Features Art Director at the South China Morning Post. He sailed dinghies in Australia as a teenager and now competes on the Hong Kong racing circuit as crew aboard the 43-foot Authority.