Director, Omada Teambuilding, Sessional Instructor
Office
Gymnasium
Phone
+1 (604) 513-2119 ext. 2119

Biography

At 15 years old, my trajectory in life changes when I attended an Outward Bound program in the UK, and have vocationally pursued outdoor education ever since. Because of my degree in Outdoor Leadership, and through my work with regional, federal, and international organizations, I have seen thousands of young people engage with their outside world.

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to guide and instruct rock climbing and backpacking, voyageur canoeing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and winter camping, caving, sailing, ropes courses and team-building. During my time as a First Mate on Tall Ships owned by the Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS), I met my wife, who was also part of the crew and mutually enjoyed an active lifestyle while engaging with others. Our new adventure is spending time with our three small children and sharing our love for the outdoors and community.

Research & Scholarship

Education

  • B.A.  Outdoor Leadership. Columbia Bible College. 2003
  • MBA in process: Trinity Western University. Graduating  2021

Awards & Honors

Certifications:

  • Ropes Couse Manager ACCT
  • Top-Rope Climbing Instructor ACMG
  • Wilderness First Aid with CPR C
  • Big Canoe Skipper. Paddle Canada
  • Canadian Avalanche Association Level 1
  • ROC-MC Radio Operators License
  • Pleasure Craft Operator
  • Marine Emergency Duties A2
  • Class 4 Drivers License
  • PADI Open Water Diver

Courses Taught

  • HKIN 235 Climbing Pursuits
  • HKIN 135 Outdoor Pursuits
  • HKIN 135 Ropes Course