Our People

The Hidden Compass Team

Sabine Bergmann is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Hidden Compass. She is a professional writer, traveler and conservation activist. Her work appears in a dozen publications, including Wired Magazine, Sierra, Ethical Traveler and The Best Travel Writing series. She is the managing editor of the Adventure Collection — a travel blog backed by nine adventure travel companies that publishes award-winning writers from around the world. Sabine honed her storytelling abilities in Latin America, where she biked from the Andes to the Amazon, spear-fished invasive species in shipwrecks and co-hosted an environmental radio show in the Dominican Republic.

Liz Shemaria is an Editor-at-Large at Hidden Compass. She comes from a family of storytellers and is motivated by a story’s power to inspire positive world changeA former daily news editor who longed to write features, as a freelance writer she has contributed to more than a dozen publications and organizations, including BBC TravelAFARRoads & Kingdoms, and Human Rights Watch. Her Northern California roots go back three generations, yet she views “home” as a global experience. She has trekked solo in the Himalayas, interviewed artists in military-ruled Burma, and studied art and history in Florence, Italy. Liz earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis on international reporting and new media.

Sivani Babu is the co-founder and Creative Director of Hidden Compass. She is an award-winning writer and photographer, and a lifelong traveler. Her work has appeared on BBC Travel, CNN, and the Adventure Collection blog as well as in Backpacker MagazineOutdoor Photographer, Nature Photographer, and Bay Nature, to name a few. Sivani’s love of adventure and storytelling took her away from a career as a federal public defender and sent her sailing across the Drake Passage, chasing storms through Tornado Alley, bushwhacking through Rwandan forests in search of mountain gorillas, and road tripping around the United States with a former teacher of hers from high school.

Hudson Lindenberger is the Social Media Manager for Hidden Compass. He believes that life is full of interesting stories and his goal is to tell as many of them as possible. As a full time freelance writer he is always searching for and following interesting paths while maintaining a smile on his face. He has ridden out storms on the open waters of Alaska chasing fish, scaled the vertical heights of Yosemite, sought out street artists in Berlin, been an Expat in Europe, and is the father of two grown daughters. Hudson has been published in numerous publications, including Men’s Journal, Skiing Magazine, Men’s Health, 5280 Magazine, Elevation Outdoors, and Atlas Obscura. He also is the co-author of the best selling book On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic