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Instructors

Jen Darling

Location: Whitehorse, YT Bio: Jen has been working in medical services for over 20 years. She began as a medic in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1995...

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Sean Patterson

Location: Mississauga, ON Bio: Sean is currently living in Mississauga, Ontario working as a manager for HUB Climbing, an Indoor Rock Climbing gym....

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Aaron Burke

Location: Chelsea, QC Bio: Emergency Room RN with 12-year history in Adult / Paediatric Emergency Nursing from across Canada, currently working as...

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Esker Norman

Location: Thunder Bay, ON Bio: Esker has spent the past decade working with youth and adults alike in the wilderness context. From remote whitewater...

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Greg Barmby

Location: Victoria, BC Certifications: PCP Highlights: Biked 10,000 km across Canada in 6 moths Worked Resident Course Director, Instructor and...

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Lisa Barrett

Location: Huntsville, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in Muskoka, ON Former Expedition Medic in Costa Rice and Nicaragua...

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Sylvain Beaule

Location: Montreal, QC Certifications: DEP / DEC Firefighter, DEC Paramedic, PHTLS Advanced, AMLS, ACLS Highlights: Full-time Firefighter with the...

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Clayton Williams

Location: Canmore, AB Certifications: ACP Bio: From starting off as a lifeguard and lifesaving instructor, I discovered a passion for instructing...

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John Bestfather

Location: Whitehorse, YK Certifications: ACP Highlights: Critical Care Flight Paramedic in the Yukon Former Outdoor Guide for paddling, climbing and...

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Ceilidh Boyd

Location: Thunder Bay, ON Certifications: Highlights: Bio: Ceilidh is currently living in Thunder Bay, Ontario working as a Forest Fire Ranger for...

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Dallas Buhr

Location: Anola, MB Certifications: PCP Highlights: Attended Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Vermillion, Alberta Member of the Canadian...

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Gord Bunston

Location: Fernie, BC Certifications: PCP Highlights: 10+ years as a Firefighter Member of local Search & Rescue Emergency Social Services...

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Amy Chris

Location: Salmo, BC Certifications: PCP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in Fernie, BC Active volunteer Canadian Ski Patrol System Prior...

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Alan Christie

Location: Dundas, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in the City of Hamilton, ON Travelled extensively throughout Europe,...

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Myles Clinton

Location: Peterborough, ON Certifications: RN Highlights: ICU RN in Peterborough, ON +20 years a WMA student Previous guide & instructor in...

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Jill Coleby

Location: Ottawa, ON Certifications: MD Highlights: Family Medicine Resident in Ottawa, ON Served as a Medic with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves...

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Kelly Douglas

Location: Toronto, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in Ontario +10 years as an Outdoor industry guide Worked with Youth in...

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Robb Evis

Location: Baysville, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Co-owner and Director of Paddlefoot - specializing in Whitewater expeditions, guide...

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Stefanie Falz

Location: Invemere, BC Certifications: MD, CCFP-EM Highlights: Emergency physician at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC Worked in...

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Tamar Freeman

Location: Vancouver, BC Certifications: NREMT, PCP, RAM/TTEMS Highlights: Retired Army Medic & Aeromedical Instructor Remote medic in Jordan &...

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Chantal Gagne

Location: Manutowanig, ON Certifications: RB Highlights: Nurse in outlying remote Yukon Communities Experienced in high-altitude Mountaineering,...

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Julie Genzel

Location: Ottawa, ON Certifications: Highlights: Nurse in outlying remote Communities Bio:

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Ross Goddard

Location: Revelstoke, BC Certifications: PCP, OEC, NUOFA3 Highlights: Degree in Education Smokejumper in the summer & ski patroller in the...

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Tamara Grantham

Location: Whitehorse, YK Certifications: PCP, Highlights: 20+ years Primary Care Paramedic NOLS Alumni Former Medic & Guide for Department of...

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Steve Hahn

Location: Whitehorse, YT Certifications: RN Highlights: Former Canadian Armed Forces Medic Former Northern Medevac Flight Nurse 30 Years remote...

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Michal Hill

Location: Kanata, ON Certifications: EMT Highlights: +15 years as Orthopaedic Physiotherapist Expedition Guide for Whitewater canoe, hiking and ski...

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Matt Howell

Location: Gore, QC Certifications: Highlights: A 'Canadian Shield kid', with a strong connection to and love for the rivers Owner & Directory of...

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Charles Humphrey

Location: Sudbury, ON Certifications: ACP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in Sudbury, ON  MA International Relations Extensive wilderness...

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Jamie Innes

Location: Toronto, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in Ontario BPHE Outdoor Adventure Leadership program at Laurentian...

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Rachel Jamieson

Location: Coleman, AB Certifications: ACP, EMT-P Highlights: Advanced Care Paramedic in rural Alberta Volunteer ski patroller at Castle Mountain Ski...

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Holly Kondreska

Location: Gorham, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in Ontario Owner of Superior Edge Rescue Volunteer with the Red Cross...

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Anita Laipnieks

Location: Hamilton, ON Certifications: PCP, Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic in Hamilton, ON Engaged in medical support for NGO’s Bio: Anita works...

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Tyler Lawrence

Location: Cold Lake, AB Certifications: PCP, ITLS Highlights: Firefighter with RCAF Former Medic with the Canadian Armed Forces Former Flight Medic...

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Jim Lawson

Location: Barrie, ON Certifications: Highlights: Police Officer Oversees the Search Management Section where he trains and oversees high priority...

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Stephanie Leson

Location: Sudbury, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Primary Care Paramedic Volunteer on local SAR Teams Trained Swiftwater& Rope Rescue Teams...

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Mark Loewenberger

Location: Ottawa, ON Certifications: ACP Highlights: Critical Care Flight Paramedic based out of Whitehorse and Yellowknife 10 years instructing...

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Dave MacDonald

Location: Lac du Bonnet, MB Certifications: SAR Tech Highlights: +25 Years Canadian Military service Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Technician...

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Trevor McGarry

Location: Killaloe, ON Certifications: SRP, NLS Highlights: Operations Manager at Paddler Co-op in Ontario Certified school teacher, paddler and...

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Nicki Mosley

Location: Canmore, AB Certifications: Teacher Highlights: BA International Development & Education Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor • Lived and...

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Peter Nave

Location: Squamish, BC Certifications: W-EMT, NR-EMT SAR Tech Highlights: +10 years as a Wilderness Guide & First Responder Certified Guide...

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Robert Olajos

Location: North Bay, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: +25 years guiding Wilderness trips in Northern Ontario Firefighter in North Bay, ON Primary...

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Sue O’Rorke-Evis

Location: Baysville, ON Certifications: Highlights: Co-owner & Director of Paddlefoot Enjoys paddling, SCUBA diving, skiing and traveling with...

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Jamie Orfald-Clarke

Location: Jasper, AB Certifications: Highlights: Whitewater Rescue Technician (WRT) Outdoor Education Teacher in Jasper National Park Attended...

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Takuya Ota

Location: Whistler, BC Certifications: EMT Highlights: Instructs WMA courses in Japan Volunteer with local Search & Rescue in BC Former Mtn...

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Trevor Page

Location: Lac du Bonnet, MB Certifications: Highlights: Wilderness Safety and Survival Instructor in Manitoba Active member of the local Fire...

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Danny Peled

Location: Gracefield, QC Highlights: Owner of Boreal River Rescue +20 years as Wilderness EMT +15 years as a full-time outdoor guide Has guided...

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Grace Perry

Location: Guelph, ON Certifications: ACP Highlights: Advanced Care Paramedic in Ontario +10 years Lifeguard Trainer Manager of Water Recreation...

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Ken Piercey

Location: Bracebridge, ON Certifications: BScN, RN, EMR Highlights: Flight Nurse in Northern Canada Training Coordinator for the McMaster First...

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Marty Pomerleau

Location: Bracebridge, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: Remote Northern Canada Canoe guide & enthusiast Former YM/YWCA Caneo Expedition Guide...

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Shilpa Reddy

Location: Vancouver, BC Certifications: RN, BSN Highlights: Registered Nurse in Vancouver, BC +12 years working for Outward Bound and NOLS...

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Natalie Renner

Location: Golden, BC Certifications: EMT-P Highlights: Paramedic in Banff, Alberta Canadian Mountain Holidays heli-ski guide Guides clients trekking...

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Mylaine Robichaud

Location: Caplan, QC Certifications: RN, CSA 1, ACLS Highlights: Bachelor of Nursing practicing in northern Quebec Backcountry ski guide in...

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Kristi Rivison

Location: Garibaldi Highlands, BC Certifications: PCP, RN Student Highlights: Former Instructor for Outward Bound Canada & South Africa Guided,...

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Eric Shamy-Smith

Location: Winnipeg, MB Certifications: RN Highlights: Bilingual canoeing instructor through the Fédération Québécoise du canot et du kayak (FQCK),...

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Tobias Shepard

Location: Toronto, ON Certifications: Highlights: Lead Instructor & Course Coordinator for Outward Bound Canada Former Dog sledding Guide...

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Jon Silcox

Location: Blenheim, ON Certifications: PCP Highlights: +10 years as a Guide & Outdoor Facilitator in Alberta and Ontario Primary Care Paramedic...

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Dugg Steary

Location: New WestMinster, BC Certifications: CCP(F) Highlights: Critical Care Flight Paramedic in Ontario Former guide for climbing and canoeing...

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Jason Stewart

Location: St Sauveur, QC Certifications: PCP Highlights: Founder of Secours Plein-Air, offering WMA courses throughout Quebec Primary Care Paramedic...

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Alain Vaillancourt

Location: Rainbow Lake, AB Certifications: Highlights: Critical Care Paramedic & Community Paramedic in Northern Alberta Pursuing Masters in...

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David VanderBurgh

Location: Thunder Bay, ON Certifications: MD Highlights: Finishing physician residency in the Northern Ontario School of Medicine's rural and remote...

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Britt Venn

Location: Oxbow, SK Certifications: PCO Highlights: Former Medic with the Canadian Armed Forces Former SCUBA instructor, Ice, Swiftwater and Rope...

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Wendy Walker

Location: Quathiaski Cove, BC Certifications: EMR Highlights: +15 years’ experience as an outdoor educator and photographer Sea Kayak Guide Sail...

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Mike Webster

Location: Dundas, ON Certifications: ACP, MASTERS Highlights: Former Canadian director of Wilderness Medical Associates International +15 years of...

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Charles-Antoine Wild

Location: Sainte-Agathe, QC Certifications: REMT, Avalanche Search and Rescue Highlights: Remote Emergency Medical Technician Avalanche Safety...

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Lauren Wonfor

Location: Whitehorse, YK Certifications: Highlights: Education Teacher, Whitewater Canoe Guide & Dogsledding Guide in the Yukon Previously...

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Rachel Worth-Cappell

Rachel began in the outdoor industry in 2006, working as a climbing guide along the Youghiogheny River. Ever since then she has worked on rivers; her love for whitewater led her to guide remote trips throughout Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba with organizations like Boundless Adventures, Camp Kandalore, Northern Tier High Adventure Base, Paddlefoot and the Paddler Co-op.

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Crista Wiles

Location: Garibaldi Highlands, BC Certifications: Highlights: Whitewater Kayak Coach Teacher with travelling High School for students earning their...

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Jill Weenink

Location: Kamloops, BC Certifications: PCP Highlights: Former Primary Care Paramedic in Alberta Studying Outdoor Leadership at Thompson Rivers...

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Bob Vranich

Location: Edmonton, AB Certifications: EMR Highlights: +15 years working full-time in the Outdoor Adventure industry Worked on some of the best and...

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Matthew Tunis

Location: Ottawa, ON Certifications: PCP, PhD Highlights: PhD In Immunology Primary Care Paramedic in Ottawa, ON Former Leadership Trainer &...

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Ginette Traversy

Location: Dorval, QC Certifications: EMT-I, Firefighter Highlights: +15 years as a guide, bear safety prevention team volunteer, and as a paramedic...

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Courtney Thompson

Location: Kingston, ON Certifications: MD, ACLS, ATLS Highlights: Family & Emergency Medicine Physician in northern Ontario Passionate about...

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