Kris was born in Rotterdam, Holland, and spent most of his formative years growing up in the Middle East and England. He graduated from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, with a Masters degree in Oceanography. Following a strong family connection to the sea, Kris was naturally inclined towards a life revolving around the oceans. Kris joined the Sea|mester Operational team in 2009, acting as a member of the Marine Science Faculty, Diving Instructor, Mate and Captain. Having spent the last 6 years and over 75,000 nautical miles sailing on board both Sea|mester vessels and teaching with ActionQuest during the summer months, Kris has migrated to Sarasota taking up an Operational Manager’s role within the office.