Meet our team

Meet the individuals who are passionate about making Inspired Adventures a life-changing experience for all involved.

Meet our Team

Justine Curtis

CEO and Founder

Originally from the UK, Justine founded Inspired Adventures in 2004, motivated by her own experiences in both travel and philanthropic work.

Justine believes in fostering positivity in our social impact on the world and is driven by a genuine belief in the betterment of the planet. Justine leads the team to deliver personable, professional, and trustworthy end-to-end service.

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Dr Michael Bonning: Crouching on Ice

Dr Michael Bonning

Chief Medical Officer

Michael is a General Practitioner in Sydney, having spent many years as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He was deployed to the Middle East, Mediterranean, southern Indian Ocean, South East Asia and the Pacific. His specialty areas of practice include high altitude physiology, diving medicine and emergency management in remote environments. An avid bushwalker, trail runner and cyclist, he has worked with Inspired Adventures and other organisations to take hikers to the highest peaks on multiple continents. As Chief Medical Officer he assists Inspired Adventures in planning exciting, safe itineraries and oversees clinical governance for all IAs’ doctors.


Our team work closely with charities and fundraisers to create a seamless experience and successful adventures. Meet the friendly faces making it happen behind the scenes!

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Our expert guides are the team on the ground, safely and knowledgeably using you have the best time while undertaking your challenge.

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Team doctors

When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures, you can be confident you’re in the best hands. As well as an expert local guide, we send an Inspired Adventures Tour Leader on most adventures and Doctors where required, to make sure you have the very best experience while away.

Dr George Crisp at Meru Summit
Dr Brooke Ah Shay Inspired Adventures Team Doctor
Dr Claudia Lee
Dr Rob Dickson Inspired Adventures Team Doctor
Dr Hugh Simpson Inspired Adventures Team Doctor
Dr John Messing Inspired Adventures Team Doctor
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Dr Paula Conroy - Team Doctor. Background features sunny day along coastline

Team leaders

Kyle Taylor Inspired Adventures Tour Leader
Barbara Comeskey Inspired Adventures Tour Leader
Bianca Drieberg Team Leader
Dave Rawlins Team Leader
Dior Chantelle Team Leader
Suzy Clarke Inspired Adventures Tour Leader
Meg San Miguel, Team Leader at the Learning Garden by Plan Australia
Michelle Faithfull, Team Leader, doing a star jump in front of machu picchu
Scott Herring, Team Leader
Suzy Clarke Inspired Adventures Tour Leader
Tara Larby, Team Leader at Northern India Himalayas
Timmi Saunders, Team Leader at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

See yourself working here? While we’re not actively hiring, we’re always interested to hear from talented individuals. Feel free to tell us a bit about yourself at

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