Jul 30, 2021
Born in Guelph, Ontario, our guest today, Jesse Pierce, grew up cross country skiing and hiking with her family. She remembers camping in Tobermory near Georgian Bay, Ontario as a teenager and having the tingling feeling that this is what she needed to be doing in the future. So after high school, she went on to earn a...
Jul 23, 2021
Ian Pineau has spent the past 45 years learning about and working in the Outdoor Education field. From a small PEI farm; close to the coast, his first outdoor education experience would be in a fishing boat with his grandfather. Ian’s first paid job in the field came at 18 when he was a facilitator with at-risk...
Jul 15, 2021
Today, I speak with NOLS
Instructor Mark Hamlin, from small-town Indiana and living in
Lander, WY, full time for the past decade. He completed a NOLS
student course in 1987, mountaineering in the North Cascades of
Washington state and led his first backcountry trip at the age of
18 in 1988.
Mark took his NOLS Mountain...
Jul 8, 2021
Marianne Dawson Alexander started working in outdoor education in 1995 at a YMCA summer camp in Ontario, leading two-week canoe trips in Temagami. From 2000-2005 she worked for Outward Bound Canada in Ontario and on the west coast of Canada, mostly leading hiking and canoeing course with youth at risk.
She came to...
Jul 1, 2021
Jaret Slipp was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He believes that anyone can be a leader and that as instructors, it’s our role to provide the environment and training to help people discover their full potential. He is currently living on a sailboat in the Caribbean with his wife and...