The Aurora Zone – Our Team of Northern Lights Enthusiasts

The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Lappish way of life generally.

Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and witnessing them as they dance across the northern skies is just one of those wonderful life moments. We are based in Northeast England on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne and whilst we can occasionally see the Aurora Borealis from parts of the coast near where we work, we assure you that nothing compares to standing on a frozen lake in a remote part of Northern Scandinavia and watching the lights up close and personal.

That is what drives us here at The Aurora Zone, that desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. Just about everybody at The Aurora Zone from the Managing Director to the Marketing team to the Administration team has been held in Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment too.

Sam Barron

Born in Darlington in northeast England. Sam spent years travelling US and Europe by bicycle before joining the Royal Navy...
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Andy Marshall

Brought up in Northumberland, Andy developed an early love for the outdoors, travel and adventure. He then pursued his passion...
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Rachel Ciappara

Rachel grew up in Brighton and has always had a fondness of the sea and being near water. Having worked...
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Lauren Wiggett

Lauren was brought up living in Northumberland near the coast. She joined the sales team in 2017. Since joining the...
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Josh Hirstwood

Originally from Morecambe spent all his free time in the Lake District exploring the outdoors in as many sports as...
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Lily Smith

Born in Amsterdam and raised in London, Lily’s journey has taken her across continents and cultures!  Having lived in Spain...
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Marcia Kilroy-Brown

Originally from the North East, Marcia discovered her passion for travel during a spontaneous solo trip. Since then, Marcia has explored...
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Alison Beveridge

Alison cherishes her native North-East of England, her family, friends and football. She earned a Master’s degree in acting from...
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Carla Mearns

Carla has spent four years living and working in Southern China, which taught her so much about different cultures and...
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Jade McKay

Jade works within the Product and Operations Department and feels very fortunate to be able to pursue her dream job...
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Graham Hughes

Like most British people Graham was convinced that winter is not a pleasant time of year, but if working for the Aurora...
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Allan Cooper

Since studying Architecture at Newcastle University, Allan has taken every chance to explore the wonders of the world, taking him...
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Alex Charlton

Born in beautiful Surrey, Alex grew up surrounded by activities and adventure which encouraged her to pursue her passion for...
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Matt Robinson

Matt is an acclaimed astrophotographer and science communicator from Sunderland,UK. He currently lives and works in Sweden but his astronomy...
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Abbey Drury

Abbey is originally from Durham but is now a student at Northumbria University in Newcastle, studying psychology and criminology, and...
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Jono Archer

Working within the Product and Operations Department, Jono helps to create new and exciting holidays for The Aurora Zone, as...
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Dawn Rawlings

Dawn was born and raised in a quiet village in Warwickshire and had not seen much of the world until...
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Amy Hope

Amy is the Managing Director of The Aurora Zone, having worked here since she was a university placement student. She’s...
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Joanna Robertson

Having grown up as a member of a very active family, Jo now lives on her husband’s family farm in...
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