I’ve been guiding for Black Feather since 1984, when I joined the company as guide and partner. Since then, I’ve paddled, hiked, kayaked, mountain biked and skied in the NWT, Yukon, Nunavut, B.C., Ontario, Quebec and Greenland. I was the owner and director of Black Feather until this past year, and now am working with Stef and Ken to help manage the company. This was a rewarding and multifaceted profession. I enjoyed the challenges and rewards of operating a wilderness adventure company, the amazing people that I met and continue to meet, both participants and guides, and the inspiring connection with the land!
A couple of my favourite trips are canoeing the Mountain River and sea kayaking in East Greenland because I love the combination of excellent paddling and fantastic day hiking opportunities. On trips, I really enjoy the chance to get to know all the participants, feel a sense of challenge and to share the fantastic wilderness environment.
In 2011, I was awarded the Northwest Territories Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award, for service and commitment to the tourism industry in Canada’s north. In 2013, Black Feather was awarded both the Nunavut Tourism Business of the Year and Northwest Territories Tourism Operator of the Year. I am honoured to be recognized and to introduce Canada’s wilderness to so many keen adventurers.
When not guiding or in the Black feather office, my interests are cross country and back country skiing, yoga and hiking with my dog. I look forward to meeting you and sharing an amazing outdoor adventure.