Justine Bornholdt

Hotel Manager

Growing up in New Zealand, Justine is no stranger to the great outdoors. At a youthful age, you’d find her skiing the local slopes, camping or devoting time to several sports and dance. A career path in the hospitality and tourism industry became clear when she crossed the Tasman in 2001 to Sydney, Australia.

A natural people person, Justine enjoyed working in managerial/customer service roles before her dream to design life around travel became a reality. In 2007, she joined UK travel company Trailfinders and began tailor-making exclusive vacations worldwide.

Justine has since become a citizen of the world. Fearless to spread her wings solo, she has called Vancouver and London home and continues to enjoy countless adventures across all seven continents annually.

In 2014, she was thrilled to join the sales team at Aurora Expeditions and increase her knowledge of their wild destinations. With her next opportunity to live abroad, she eagerly accepted a role on Polar Pioneer as Hotel Manager for the 2016/2017 Antarctica/Arctic seasons.

With her continued desire to learn about these vast locations, the Polar Regions are fast becoming like a second home. Into her fourth season, she looks forward to welcoming our passengers onboard as one of Aurora’s Assistant Expedition Leaders.

Justine's Destinations