Kate is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, the heart of Canada. She is a Tandem White Water Instructor (Paddle Alberta), a Wilderness First Responder and a former lifeguard. She also holds her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in Ashtanga yoga. Over the past 7 summers, she has led leadership and wilderness camp programs with a focus on canoe guiding. As a young person, she developed a love for the outdoors and wilderness adventures from her attendance at Camp Stephens since 2005. This developed into a passion and a career in Outdoor Education. She has led long and short canoe trips in Ontario and Northern Manitoba for Camp Stephens as well as in Alberta and the North-West Territories for Camp Chief Hector. Kate recognizes that it is the people that make this important work so meaningful and magical. She very much enjoys helping young people build confidence and personal strength while strengthening their connections and friendships.
Kate is most at home in complete wilderness and loves to share this passion with others. She enjoys practicing whitewater maneuvers, cooking over a fire, and sharing meaningful conversation beside the water. She holds a special affinity for plants, animals, and especially insects, always loving to inspire curiosity about how even the smallest creature is interconnected with the entire planet. She is always thankful for all the lessons nature has to offer. Kate spent the past winter in the central Kootenay mountains near Nelson, BC teaching yoga, facilitating an after-school program, training in Acro Yoga, rock climbing, and studying Shiatsu massage. More than anything, she is looking forward to returning to leading youth on incredible, fun and meaningful journeys of self discovery this summer!