Our volunteer Kirsti "Kipa" is from Vaajakoski Finland and she is 53 years of age. She has been working in landsurveying and as a counterbalance been studying animal training and taxidermy. She volunteers with us until the end of summer season as a part of her animal training studies. She has previous experience with whale watching from last summer and winter season of Arctic Whale Tours. Her hobbies are picking berries, mushrooms and other things from the nature. She also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and spending time in the cottage with her dogs. She has a passion for animals, and the diversity of the sea brings her back to the whales. She specially enjoys working in the atmosphere created by international clients and co-workers. Every safari is an adventure! Kipa speaks Finnish and understands English, Norwegian and Swedish.