Meet the Team

GoNorth! is all about team work.

On these pages you can meet the team members who will be traveling on the expedition trail to Nunavut.

Mille and Mikkel will be traveling with the Polar Huskies for the entire 1000-mile route. Aaron will join the team with Teacher Explorer Chris Ripken for three weeks during the journey.

To meet the Polar Husky team members go to the Kennel


Make sure to meet the sponsors of GoNorth!
without whom there would
be no program!


...And keep in mind, the adventure learning program involves the skills and dedication of all members of Team GoNorth! And team members are by no means just the people on the trail.

That includes Education Basecamp manager Tiffany Simonsen and the many people that work tirelessly behind the scenes; those that support the program helping out with specific tasks from movie and map makers to 'Polar Husky sitters, supporting administrators and government agencies, the incredible GoNorth! teachers -- and not least students and teachers around the world taking part in the program.

Together, we all make it happen! Thank you!

Mille Porsild

Expedition Leader, Program Director

Country: Denmark       Born: Copenhagen, DK

Age: 35 Height: 5'9 Weight: 122 lbs

Bio Interview Send Mille a trail note

Aaron Doering

Expedition team member, Education Director

Country: United States       Born: Good Thunder, Minnesota, USA

Age: 37 Height: 5'11 Weight: 156 lbs

Bio Interview Send Aaron a trail note

Meet Chris RipkenChris Ripken

Teacher Explorer 2009, 10th grade teacher

Country: United States    Born: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Age: 37 Height: 5'3/4" Weight: 170 lbs

Bio Interview Send Chris a trail note


Mikkel KetilMikkel Ketil

Expedition team member

Country: Denmark        Born: Svanike, Denmark

Age: 34 Height: 5'11 Weight: 156 lbs

Bio Interview Send Mikkel a trail note