Dave moved to the Canadian Arctic almost a decade ago and now calls this wild region home. He has worked for many years as an interpretive guide in prime polar bear country and regularly guides trips throughout the North, be it on land or on water. He has been involved in continuing Arctic research projects, including flora surveys, bird counts, snow sampling, ice-coring and monitoring the polar bear populations. Dave has been part of the Quark Expeditions family for 4 years and has completed many voyages through the Northwest Passage to East and West Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard. A passionate naturalist, Dave loves the vastness and silence of these magical places and he has a great respect for the North, its fauna and flora, and its people, culture and climate. He is a big fan of the challenging conditions of Arctic winters! He is always looking forward to being out on the tundra and sharing his Arctic antics through stories, exploration, and an infectious enthusiasm.