Vice President of Customer Experience
Rachel joined Quark in November of 2011, and comes from a background in luxury travel and many years spent peddling culture – specifically, Shakespearean theatre. Rachel’s passion for travel started in childhood on her frequent family trips. Since then, she’s had transforming adventure travel experiences in more than 25 countries, from biking New Zealand’s south island to camping in Antarctica. Her two favourite memories her Antarctic Explorer trip were, Zodiac cruising on icy blue waters on an intensely sunny day, and watching a perfectly choreographed Antarctic scene play out: penguins porpoising, seals sunning and in the distance, thunder and then the drama of an ice sheet calving. You can’t beat nature’s version of theatre!
Outside of work, Rachel spends time planning her next adventure, pumping up her bike tires and flexing her creative muscles in her kitchen or in design class.
Why do you think it’s important to travel to the Polar Regions?
The important thing is that way we travel responsibly so that we can observe and understand how critical these regions are to us and our planet. I know people who have journeyed there, been inspired and have had life-altering experiences, some are now dedicating themselves to supporting or volunteering for conservation efforts. There’s nothing like travel to bring understanding and inspiration