Neil called me up 10 years ago when a last minute spot opened up for a guide. I was owed a break from my canoe instructors job and I stepped into a dream world on the Nahanni. I have never looked back. The next ten years have taken me around the world to incredible rivers, but I love getting back to the pristine wilderness and dramatic scenery of the north.
When not guiding, I manage an outdoor education centre in the foothills of the Rockies. I know – it’s a tough life.
I am currently guiding with HeLa Ventures in Rocky Mountain House, AB, www.helaventures.com, until the end of October. Sometimes we get snow storms but it keeps us well versed in the art of preventing and treating hypothermia. I am planning on going back to Patagonia for 2 months to explore that awesome wilderness some more and fulfilling a promise I made to myself 7 years ago to go back. The rest of the time I plan on relaxing, skiing and doing whatever I feel like at the time until work starts up in April again. It sure is nice having the Rockies in your back yard. As for my future plans, I do not plan on getting married or having kids because my life is great right now. I can do what I want, when I want and it feels great!!! Take care everyone and get out there and enjoy the wilderness!