Born and raised in rural England, Dave lived in Holland, New Zealand and South Africa before moving to the Canadian North in 2005. He has a passion for the outdoors and spends most of his spare time hiking, exploring and camping in the numerous fascinating ecosystems around the world. He has guided safaris in many African countries and has helped on several biological surveys in Amazonian rainforests. For the past 9 years, Dave has lived in the Canadian Arctic, guiding polar bear and wildlife-viewing tours on the windswept shores of Hudson Bay and beyond. When he’s not touring, he works as a ranger for Canada’s national parks system, constantly searching for the magnificent polar bear. Dave has a great knowledge of and respect for the North, its fauna and flora, as well as its people, culture and climate, and he is a big fan of the arctic winter! He has worked for Quark Expeditions® as a naturalist guide in both Polar Regions and is looking forward to sharing more voyages with guests from around the world.