OUR TEAM

Owner & Lead Guide

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John

With a background and training in Army Special Operations, medical, and pastoral work; the role of Journey Guide brings all of John's passions together in one area.

John is excited about seeing people grow and reach their potential in life.

Favourite part of kayaking:

Seeing people gain new confidence in themselves and being awestruck at the power of the ocean.

Men's Journey Counsellor

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Carson

Carson loves his work, because he has seen countless individuals emerge from lonely invalidation, chronic irritability, or grief so big that it feels like once it starts, it won’t ever stop (spoiler: it does).

 

He believes people are resilient and wise beyond measure; many have just taken some injuries that haven’t yet been acknowledged and healed.

Operations Manager

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Mandy

Mandy helps out with all of the back-end details of the business and ensures that everything runs smoothly. She insists her role should really be "Chief Kayak Lifter" 

Mandy is passionate about empowering and encouraging women.

Favourite part of kayaking:

Sunny days spent exploring the intertidal ecosystem.

Guide

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EJ

EJ has been has been working as a part time kayak guide and instructor for 10 years. A couple of years ago he decided to stop following a 'regular' career path and instead do what he loves and work in the kayaking industry full time.

 

When not guiding a journey or kayaking with friends or family he is running the kayaking school and operations at the Jericho Beach Kayak Centre.


Favourite part of kayaking:

Using kayaking as a way to connect with people. Sharing the natural beauty as well as the relaxation that comes with spending time on the water.

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Jess

Growing up canoeing the rivers of Ontario, Jess was in awe of the power of the ocean when he came to the West Coast.  He loves giving people the gift of getting away from it all and resting.

Favourite part of kayaking:

Trying out new skills and seeing new places.

Jess is one of our Men's Journey guides, bringing his whole self to the trip and showing men how to bond through honesty and curiosity.

Connect Journey

Counsellor

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Morgan

With a background as a yoga teacher, Morgan believes that connection to ourselves, others and the world around us is the way to ease and healing. One of her passions is teaching and guiding others to be more aware of how their bodies and emotions can help facilitate these connections and lead to a more fulfilling life story! 

Favourite part of kayaking: watching the stillness and ripples of the ocean on a quiet day.

Yoga & Meditation Guide

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Drew

The water has been a part of Drew's life for as long as he can remember. 

As a yoga instructor his passion is bringing the benefits of a physical and mental practice to folks in an approachable and accessible way. 

Favourite part of kayaking: The water offers a chance to slow down, relax, restore, and explore. The best way to experience it is with other folks who appreciate its power to heal.

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Hannah

Hannah’s love for paddling grew on the North Shore of Lake Huron instructing at a mobile paddling camp. She loves calling water ‘textured,’ and helping people have new and beautiful experiences on the water.

 

Favourite part of kayaking:

the unexpected adventures!

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Shea

Born and raised in Vancouver, Shea has grown to love kayaking for allowing access and opportunities for rediscovering the beauty of British Columbia. 
When not outdoors, Shea is completing his MSc. in geomicrobiology at UBC and is keen to share his passion for science and the environment with anyone who will listen.

 

Favourite part of kayaking: the unique pace and perspective when travelling and easily carrying everything you could possibly want for a luxurious camp!

Each member of our team is committed to Leave No Trace principles to ensure that the wonderful environment we learn in will be kept safe for future generations.

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