Mayumi Ote

I was born and raised in a mountain village in Japan. I participated in a children’s camp from an early age and have been engaged as a field activity leader since college. I am a nurse and have gained experience mainly in intensive care areas such as critical care centers and cardiovascular centers. In addition… Read more »

Kazuya Nino

I am originally from Osaka, but moved to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan, over 30 years ago. In Hokkaido, I work as a raft guide, a kayak guide, a snowshoeing guide, and a dog sledding musher. I am also a Rescue3 Japan instructor and help reduce water-related accidents. My goal is to realize a… Read more »

Judi Alberi

Judi has been the Operations Director for WMA for the past 10 years of her 14-year career with WMA. She has her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from NVU. Judi’s bachelor’s degree in business and master’s degree in mental health have been invaluable in building… Read more »

Esker Norman

Esker has spent the past decade working with youth and adults alike in the wilderness context. From remote whitewater canoe travel in Northern Canada to multiday expedition-style dogsledding in the Svalbard Archipelago, Esker has honed his skills in outdoor experiential education in a variety of world-class settings. When he isn’t at work, he continues to… Read more »

Sean Patterson

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 enjoys several outdoor activities including canyoneering, hiking, climbing and biking.

Clayton Williams

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. I landed In the Emergency Medical field. Now over ten years working in Canmore as an Advanced Care Paramedic I am continuing… Read more »

Aaron Burke

Emergency Room RN with a 12-year history in Adult / Paediatric Emergency Nursing from across Canada, currently working as the Clinical Nurse Manager at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. I currently coach with the Chelsea Nordiq Adventure Ski program and have a diverse history with outdoor leadership and White Water Canoe instruction… Read more »

Jen Darling

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. Her career has seen a variety of locations, ranging from large U.S. trauma centres to remote First Nations health centres. The… Read more »