David is a professional naturalist guide and interpreter, specializing in the flora of the arctic ecosystems. He has over fifteen years of experience in many far-flung regions, from Canada’s fabled Northwest Passage, Greenland, Svalbard, the Russian Arctic, and even the Geographic North Pole. He has also made many trips to the Antarctic Continent.
David moved to the Canadian Arctic in 2006 and he now calls this wild region home. He has worked for many years as an interpretive guide, logistics manager, and science technician and he regularly guides trips throughout the Arctic, both on land and water. He is continuously involved in arctic research projects, including flora surveys, bird counts, snow sampling, ice-coring, and monitoring the polar bear and beluga whale populations to name a few. David is deputy chief at the local Fire Department, and he volunteers for the Canadian Coast in Central Arctic Region.
David is a fan of the Arctic Winter and the challenges and adventures it brings. He speaks enough Inuktitut to get himself into trouble but not out of it! He is always looking forward to being outside and sharing his knowledge through stories, exploration, and infectious enthusiasm.