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Instructor Spotlight

Lisa Barrett
Lisa Barrett
Location: Huntsville, ON
Lisa has been teaching for WMA for 10 years now. She also works as a Paramedic in Muskoka, Ontario. She has done some contract canoe guiding for Outward Bound and worked as an Expedition Medic in Costa Rica and Nicaragua for Raleigh International.
Lisa Barrett
Greg
Greg Barmby
Location: Victoria, BC
When Greg was younger, he decided to ride his bike from one end of Canada to the other. Six months and 10,000 km later Greg began his work in the outdoor industry.
Greg Barmby
Sylvain Beaule
Sylvain Beaule
Location: Montreal, QC
Passionate about emergency jobs, Sylvain is a touch to everything. A trained firefighter, he has been working as a full-time firefighter for the City of Montreal since May 2013. More specifically attracted to emergency medical care, Sylvain completed his college diploma in 2017 as a paramedic....
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John Bestfather
John Bestfather
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Drawing from an outdoor guiding career of paddling, climbing, and dogsledding combined with a career as a Paramedic John is here to share his passion for both the outdoors and medicine.
Jen Darling
Ceilidh Boyd
Ceilidh Boyd
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Ceilidh is currently living in Thunder Bay, Ontario working as a Forest Fire Ranger for the Ministry of Natural Resources. She worked as a white-water canoe-tripping guide for several for YMCA camps, and for Missinaibi Headwaters Outfitters.
Ceilidh Boyd
Dallas Buhr
Dallas Buhr
Location: Anola, MB
Dallas is a born and raised prairie girl from Manitoba. Sun or snow, she enjoys spending as much time as possible exploring Manitoba by foot, boat, or mountain bike. She attended Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation school in Vermilion Alberta after falling in love with the outdoors through The Army Cadet Program.
Dallas Buhr
Gord Bunston
Gord Bunston
Location: Fernie, BC
There aren’t many people who have a background like Gord with over 20 years the outdoor industry, 10 years as a firefighter and a stroke survivor. Gord worked as a Camp Counsellor and an International Canoe Guide before landing a spot in a raft, something that he now instructs future guides to do.
Gord Bunston
Amy Chris
Amy Chris
Location: Salmo, BC
Off the beaten path is where Amy loves spending time. As a PCP in Fernie BC, Amy enjoys the challenges and opportunities of living in a rural mountain town. A PCP with the BC Ambulance service since 2000, Amy also enjoys volunteering with the Canadian Ski Patrol System as a zone VP Education...
Amy Chris
Alan Christie
Alan Christie
Location: Dundas, ON
Alan Christie is originally from Aberdeen, Scotland and moved to Canada over 20 years ago. He has worked with youth for a number of years in the outdoor leadership and instruction field and has been a canoe/raft guide for over 10 years, leading multi-day wilderness trips in the Yukon, North West Territories, Nunavut and Alaska.
Alan Christie
Myles Clinton
Myles Clinton
Location: Peterborough, ON
Myles is an ICU RN working in Peterborough, Ontario. Myles has been a WMA graduate for approximately 20 years and was a student on the first WEMR course to be run by WMA in Canada.
Myles Clinton
Jill Coleby
Jill Coleby
Location: Ottawa, ON
Dr. Coleby is a Family Medicine resident training at the General Hospital in Ottawa. Prior to medical school she served with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve as a Medic.
Jill Coleby
JEN DARLING
Jen Darling
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Jen has been working in medical services for over 20 years. She began as a medic in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1995 and later transitioned to a civilian career as a Registered Nurse. Read more.
Jen Darling
Kelly Douglas
Kelly Douglas
Location: Toronto, ON
Kelly’s life has read a bit like a map – many roads, rivers, mountains and points in between. Kelly has been outdoor industry guide for well over a decade, a youth leadership trainer, a high school teacher and developer of a youth at risk program within the high school.
Kelly Douglas
Stefanie Falz
Stefanie Falz
Location: Invermere, BC
Stefanie is an emergency physician at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. After medical school in Edmonton, she completed her residency training in the Pacific Northwest, where she skied and climbed the volcanoes of Washington and Oregon.
Stefanie Falz
Tamar Freeman
Tamar Freeman
Location: Vancouver, BC
Tamar is a retired Army medic and aeromedical instructor. She had the good fortune to work (and play) on both coasts, the high arctic and the prairies.
Tamar Freeman
Chantal Gagne
Chantal Gagne
Location: Manutowanig, ON
Chantal is a nurse who has worked in outlying, remote Yukon communities in outpost nursing stations, as well as in a hospital-based setting. Chantal is passionate about the outdoors...
Jen Darling
Ross Goddard
Ross Goddard
Location: Revelstoke, BC
Ross grew up on the East Coast of Canada canoeing, hiking, and kayaking. While he was completing, and after, a degree in education he was leading canoe and hiking trips through Northern Ontario for the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation and Outward Bound Canada.
Ross Goddard
Tamara Grantham
Tamara Grantham
Location: Whitehorse, YK
Tami Grantham is a Primary Care Paramedic who has worked for the past 20 years in Northern BC and in remote Northern Communities as a Medic and Ecologist. Tami grew up on the shores of Kluane Lake in an off the grid cabin with her two siblings and parents.
Tamara Grantham
Steve Hahn
Steve Hahn
Location: Whitehorse, YK
Steve has been working and playing in remote environments for over 3 decades. Beginning as a medic in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988, he developed a passion for providing remote medical care in austere places.
Steve Hahn
Michal Hill
Michal Hill
Location: Kanata, ON
Mike has been practicing as an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist since 2004 and an expedition guide since 2010. His guiding work encompasses whitewater canoe, hiking and ski expeditions primarily in the high and eastern Canadian Arctic.
Michal Hill
Matt Howell
Matt Howell
Location: Gore, QC
Since a young age Matt has been playing in and exploring Canada’s vast wilderness areas from the oceans, to the mountains, to the lakes and rivers. Though Matt tries not to discriminate between landscapes he does consider himself a...
Matt Howell
Sean Patterson
Sean Patterson
Location: Mississauga, ON
Sean is currently living in Mississauga, Ontario working as a manager for HUB Climbing, an Indoor Rock Climbing gym. He has also worked for a number of camps over the years as the Risk Management Manager overseeing the backpacking trips & the challenge courses.
Sean Patterson WMA Canada
Bob Vranich
Bob Vranich
Location: Edmonton, AB
Bob has worked full time in the outdoor adventure industry since 2004 as a river guide, expedition leader, operations manager, and educator. Although Bob has worked on some of the best and most challenging rivers in the world...
Jen Darling
Clayton Williams
Clayton Williams
Location: Canmore, AB
From starting off as a lifeguard and lifesaving instructor, I discovered a passion for instructing and leading groups. After many other jobs requiring leadership and instruction, river guide, ski patrol, Fire Fighting etc.
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Lisa Barrett
Greg
Sylvain Beaule
John Bestfather
Ceilidh Boyd
Dallas Buhr
Gord Bunston
Amy Chris
Alan Christie
Myles Clinton
Jill Coleby
JEN DARLING
Kelly Douglas
Stefanie Falz
Tamar Freeman
Chantal Gagne
Ross Goddard
Tamara Grantham
Steve Hahn
Michal Hill
Matt Howell
Sean Patterson
Bob Vranich
Clayton Williams
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