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Meet the Team

Santiago BejaranoSantiago Bejarano

Santiago was born and raised in Ecuador and has worked as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos for almost two decades. His photography of the Galapagos has been published and exhibited internationally. Widely recognised as one of the top naturalists in the archipelago, Santiago designs and leads all our small group trips to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Rachel DexRachel Dex

Rachel, originally from Yorkshire, moved to Ecuador to work as a foreign correspondent for The Economist and Bloomberg News soon after graduating. It was here she met Santiago and together they started organizing expeditions to Ecuador and the Galapagos. Rachel helps design and organise trips from the UK and ensures the smooth running of operations.

Tanya HelmigTanya Helmig

Tanya began working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands in 1992, after attaining a Chemistry degree from the University of Aberdeen and a one year stint working in the Ecuadorian jungle. She worked for many years as a dive guide before before concentrating on land guiding. She joined the team in 2015 to help Rachel organise our Galapagos tours.

Irene DieIrene Die

Irene, has a degree in Tourism Administration and another in Marketing, and has worked organizing trips on the ground in Ecuador for over 16 years.
Based in Quito she is our head of operations in mainland Ecuador and effortlessly manages the most diverse requirements and guarantees our seamless operations on the ground.

William PerezWilliam Perez

William, who leads our Andes to Amazon trips, is one of the most respected birding guides currently working in Ecuador.

Born and raised in Ecuador, William is passionate about the birds and wildlife of his country and is actively involved in conservation projects.

Andres de la TorreAndres de la Torre

Andres is a native of Quito and has worked as a naturalist guide since graduating in Biology over 10 years ago.

With an amazing knowledge of the culture, history and spectacular natural places in Ecuador he is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable guides in the country.

Daniel KingDaniel King

Daniel got his first degree in Marketing, but his passion has always been the Ecuadorean wilderness and 10 years ago he began leading tours in Ecuador. 

Now one of the top guides in mainland Ecuador he is also works with NGO’s helping conserve the country’s native forests.

Teresa BuckleTeresa Buckle

I make sure everything runs like clockwork in the UK office. Based in rural East Yorkshire, my love of wildlife brought me to the Think Galapagos team in September 2011. As well as being the in house scuba diving specialist for our Galapagos guests, my background in financial services and keen eye for detail means I am responsible for maintaining the records of all of our guests and the financial records for the company. I will be the person who contacts you with your ATOL Certificate after you have booked!


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  • For every guest that books with us, we donate to local charities.
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