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Our Friendly Office Staff

Ollie The Orca - Mascot

Ollie is our best known team member; she joined our team just before Canada Day in 2010! She is a Resident Orca and loves to eat Salmon. Keep a look out for Ollie as she is roaming the docks and boats, you might even see her downtown Campbell River!! And by the way.....kids love to give Ollie a good whale hug!


Lucy Schoenfelder - Guest Experience Coordinator

This will be my 6th season working with DMS and I still love coming to work each day!  I'm a born and raised island girl and have lived in beautiful Campbell River since 2009.  I still find myself looking around this place in awe; we truly live in paradise!

Each day brings new excitement and I really enjoy greeting our guests, finding out where they're from, and getting them out on the trip of a lifetime.  You'll catch me in the office part time as I have two crazy (but cute!) little boys aged 2 and 4......needless to say they keep me busy!  I'm fluent in French so venez nous visiter et nous partirons à la recherche des baleines!!


Hannah Bergman - Guest Experience Coordinator

I grew up in and around Campbell River and love spending time on the water! I am so excited to be working here for my 3rd season!! Come September you will see me running in and out of the office as I am going to school full time to be a Registered Nurse!

See you soon!


Michelle - Guest Experience Coordinator

This is my second season with DMS and I am loving it. Drawn to the ocean and all the creatures in it we relocated to Campbell River last year and it has been a wonderful adventure. I am a mother of 5 amazing kids with an equally amazing husband.  Seeing the look on someone's face when they see their first whale or other marine wildlife is a highlight for me. I  look forward to the season ahead and to meeting each of you as you come on an adventure with us.


Gaby Chaykowski - Creative & Marketing

I was born and raised in beautiful Bavaria, Germany, where I studied the Art of Graphic Design. My passion has always been nature - and animals in particular. In 1993 I decided to pack my cat and suitcase and move to the land of my dreams.

At Discovery Marine Safaris I make sure we look great and that our customers can easily find us in a crowd when they search for a premier tour operator with ethics and the mission: Your Adventure is Our Passion!


Dominik Friede – IT Director

Although I have moved permanently to Calgary to join the Calgary Fire Department, I am not completely done with helping Discovery Marine Safaris. I am still keeping a close eye on our website, maintaining our social media pages and giving technical support to our team "thanks to Skype"!!
My wife and I are still visiting Vancouver Island frequently. We had our dream wedding on "Tenacious III" on August 15th 2012 and therefore it will always be a special place for us.

Being born in Berlin, Germany, I fell in love with the great Canadian out-doors as soon as I got here. Eighteen years later, and I still get as excited about seeing Orcas and Grizzlies as I did for my first time!! It’s this excitement that keeps me attached to this business.

Let’s make your dreams come true!