Xavier is a young galapagueño, he was born in Ambato city (Ecuador Mainland) nevertheless his parents moved to San Cristobal when he was 6 years old. When he was a child he dreamed about being a guide, he even played with his friends playing the guide role and in several occasions he led groups of tourists visiting “La Loberia” and the old museum at San Cristobal.
Xavier was attracted by communication and media, so he started working in radio projects, and then he moved to Guayaquil to study audiovisual production. After some years working in this field in Quito and Guayaquil, at the age of 26 he moved back to Galapagos to become a Galapagos National Park Naturalist Guide in 2009.
Very excited to work in the conservation of the Archipelago, he started working as part of the Galapagos National Park Directorate staff. During 5 years he was in charge of gathering the images and experiences of Galapagos National Park Directorate conservation work. His fascination and love for the Islands, his experience as a photographer and audiovisual producer plus his knowledge about the Galapagos are now part of SilverSea experience!