Christian Geissler 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/or adventure guide.
He currently lives in Victoria on Vancouver Island, which is also 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.
Christian has been working with Quark since 2004 in the Antarctic as a guide and lecturer of marine biology. He has completed over 130 trips to the Antarctic Continent, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, the Canadian Arctic and the North Pole during that time. When not with Quark, he acts as 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. He has a passion for these animals that is incomparable with anything else in his life.