Christian was born and raised on the west coast of Canada. As a child, he has always had a passion for the ocean and the amazing animals within it. He has spent most of his life working on the ocean as a biologist, skipper, environmental consultant and adventure guide. He currently lives in Victoria, at the southern end of Vancouver Island, which is where he received his degree in marine biology while minoring in environmental science in 2002. He is also the recipient of an environmental technology diploma.
Since 2004, Christian has been working with Quark Expeditions® in the Antarctic as a guide and lecturer of marine biology. He has completed over 130 trips to the Antarctic, the Falkland Islands, the Canadian Arctic, the North Pole, South Georgia, Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland during that time. When not with Quark, he’s a guide on Vancouver Island, where he works with the southern Vancouver Island resident population of killer whales. During the past 15 years, few people have spent more time with this population of orcas than Christian has. His passion for these animals is incomparable with anything else in his life.