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Stephen Garcia


I love photography, travel, and learning new things. In our travels I’ve learned that humans are more similar than different, humanity is not separate or above nature, and that when we collectively recognize our similarities and dependencies we can celebrate our differences and focus on our long term survival. This is my second trip to Antarctica and am excited to focus my experience and time on helping others feel a connection with our southern continent and our impact on the planet. When I’m not tapping away on my computer for my job at Apple, I love to make things with my hands. I grew up spending a lot of time in my grandfather’s workshop building things out of wood, clay, glass and metal. He taught us that being creative is a state of mind and that you can learn the skills needed to do anything you want, you just need time and energy.

Before Apple, I worked at Google, Netflix, Beats and Yahoo. I’m a native Californian and have lived in Texas, England and now call Seattle home. 

I enjoy my work, but I love the time I spend with my wife (Allison), our pup (Luna) and cat (Rocket). We have fun hiking, kayaking, and exploring our new surroundings in the Pacific Northwest. Recently we’ve joined groups to bake sourdough, make pottery, forge knives and photograph the night sky. I’m NOLS Wilderness First Responder certified (WFR) and traversed the Continental Divide Trail a few years ago in my 4×4. I’m a huge SciFi fan (Star Trek over Star Wars) and love growing interesting houseplants.