Ryan is a student in the adventure recreation program at Sault College. He recently moved from the Hamilton region to Lake Superior because of his love for the outdoors, camping, and canoeing.
Ryan is the eagle eye of the crew often spotting and identifying the wildlife on the water, along the shores, or in the sky!
Elliot grew up on Lake Superior and is an avid waterman, often spending his free time sailing, kayaking, or canoeing. Elliot loves sharing his passion for the canoe and all the stories that are connected to it.
Elliot can also be found lifeguarding at the local outdoor pools, helping out at a local retirement home, and teaching swim lessons. Elliot has spent many a summer as a camp counsellor and canoe trip leader on John Island.
Kelly grew up in the Lake Superior watershed and her family is deeply rooted in the tugboat industry on the Great Lakes waterways. Kelly has spent time out in British Columbia working in the Skeena Watershed and Suskwa Sustainable Resources Society. She is a certified SCUBA diver and Swiftwater Rescue Tech 1.
Kelly has a breadth of experience working in field research identifying a variety of species, but also studying environmental impacts. Kelly brings a "natural" passion for biology, botany, and conservation.
Peter is a fish! He would rather be in the water than in a canoe. Gliding on the surface of the water is a close second to surfing, swimming, or diving into the water.
Peter is a former lifeguard, competitive swimmer, and emergency medical responder of four years. Although interested in thrilling experiences, he is focussed on the safety and comfort of the group. Rocks, freshwater, and Ojibwe culture are a few topics that Peter won't shut-up about. Please remind him to stay on track for the sanity of the group!