Rob was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario where he spent his youth exploring the forests, lakes
and rivers of the Ottawa Valley and Gatineau Hills. It was here at a young age that he first discovered a love for wilderness. Whether on foot, skis or in a canoe, Rob is most at home exploring wild areas where the air is fresh and wildlife roams free. It was Rob’s interest in the natural world and passion for sharing it with others that led him to a career in the ecotourism industry. Since 2011, Rob has lead multi-week wilderness canoeing expeditions in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, exploring the vast wilderness of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories
and the Yukon. Rob enjoys sharing his knowledge of arctic flora and fauna as well as the ancient cultures and people native to these wild landscapes. Rob also teaches whitewater canoeing and kayaking in Ontario.
Since 2013, Rob has been pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Ecology at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Learning about the ecological systems that maintain the world, and how we can protect these systems, especially in the North, are the core of his academic interests.