Our People

Free Spirit Adventures is run by a team of people who have a passion for adventure and personal growth as well as expertise in designing unique travel packages, training & leading trek support teams, logistics management, professional adventure guiding and risk management.

We also engage the best in the business for providing local guides, transport, logistics and specialist adventure activities such as mountaineering & rafting.

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Profiles

Wayne Enright – Managing Director & Principal Trekking Guide

A specialist in team & leadership development, adventure learning & life coaching; Wayne has a background in physical & outdoor education, health counseling  and adventure guiding. Wayne has been a keen bush walker since his early childhood but his first taste of adventure travel overseas was back in 1984 when he spent two months in New Zealand trekking & white water kayaking.

His travels have since taken him to places such as Peru's Inca & Salkantay Traills, the Amazon Jungle, Patagonia in southern Chile & Argentina, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Canada's Rocky Mountains, Pacific Islands, Japan, Malaysia, Tasmania’s Overland Track & Franklin River Wilderness, most of the Heysen Trail & SA Outback, the Red Centre, the remote Kimberley and the jungles of Papua New Guinea. He has organised and guided more than 50 remote adventures around the world in the last 10years.

Wayne has safely guided hundreds of trekkers across the Kokoda Track numerous times and is qualified in Wilderness First Aid and Remote Area Emergency Response Skills.

Wayne also works as a Team Leader with Operation Flinders Foundation, guiding young people at risk through the Northern Flinders Ranges and indigenous youth in the Northern Territory. His understanding of wilderness therapy and the facilitation of adventure-based experiential learning programs for teams, leaders and youth stand him in good stead for adapting to the unexpected demands of remote adventures and overseas travel.

 

Gabrielle Enright - Senior Partner, Guide & Client Liason

Gabrielle has been a Senior Partner of True North Leadership & Free Spirit Adventures since venturing to the Kokoda Track with Wayne in 2004. In 2007 Gabrielle went back to PNG with a group of 14 women, to guide FSA's first 'Wild Women' trek and has gone back several times since then. Gabrielle is an experienced bushwalker and traveller; having travelled to and trekked in places such as South America, New Zealand, Canada, Central Australia, Tasmania, the Flinders Ranges, Kilimanjaro and Grampians.

Gabrielle is a Naturopath, Breathwork Therapist and Life Coach. Along side running her own personal development & healing business, writing books and co-facilitating corporate team activities with Wayne; Gabrielle finds time to be a major support for our clients.

Gabrielle's role includes client liaison before and after trips as well as being a communication link between our trekkers and their families during some of our more remote adventures. Gabrielle's people skills, organisational skills and enduring enthusiasm make it possible for us to provide a service which is friendly and personalised.

Andrea Turner – Travel Manager

Andrea is our senior travel consultant and manages all of our travel arrangements including flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and travel insurance. She also liaises with some of our ground tour operators in countries such as South America, Africa and PNG. Andrea has worked in the Travel and Airline industry for many years and operates as a Personal Travel Manager with Travel Managers Australia.

Her positive attitude, enthusiasm and friendliness combined with her experience and professional approach to unexpected problems, make her a joy to deal with from planning a trip right through to the finishing touches that make a journey so memorable.

For more information about Andrea and how she can help you, please go to http://my.travelmanager.com.au/andreaturner