Andrew is a Stand Up Paddle Board, Sea Kayak and Wilderness First Aid Instructor. As the owner of Second Nature Outdoors in Fredericton, he looks forward to getting out of the office and on the water teaching.
Rob is an career outdoor adventure instructor. Teaching at the college level for 20-years. Rob holds Instructor-Trainer certifications with Paddle Canada in Canoeing/SUP/Sea & River Kayaking. Rob is also an active Wilderness First Aid Instructor, Swiftwater Rescue Instructor, BCU 4-Star, and Climbing Instructor. Rob makes his living with his year-round outdoor adventure business, Maritime DayTripping, is the Park Manager for New River Beach and Herring Cove Provincial Parks, and as an Adjunct College Instructor with the Adventure Recreation & Tourism Program at Washington County Community College in Calais, Maine.
Gig and his wife Denise are both outdoor educators with over 50 years of combined teaching experience. They have won various awards for woodlot management, forest stewardship education and canoeing. Gig and Denise have national instructor certification in canoeing and kayaking. Gig is CKNB's long standing Technical Director, and we need him!
Kevin is a retired teacher who has been "messing around in boats" since he was a teen. Kevin taught canoe and outdoor skills for 20 years in the N. B. school system as well as for N. B. Ground Search and Rescue. He has paddled extensively in northern Quebec and Labrador and also teaches at the Maine Canoe Symposium each June. Kevin's current Paddle Canada and CKNB certifications include Big Canoe Instructor, Moving Water Instructor as well as Instructor Trainer status for Flat Water, Lake Water and Canoe Poling. "Keep the open side up!" -Kevin SIlliker
Mike has been guiding multi-day sea kayaking trips on the Bay of Fundy since 1998. He is the co-owner of Red Rock Adventure in St. Martins, N.B. along the Fundy Trail coastline offering sea kayaking and hiking tours. He is also the Outdoor Education Director and Outward Bound Program Coordinator at Rothesay Netherwood School in Rothesay, N.B. There he organizes a wide variety of outdoor adventure activities. He is a Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Instructor, Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Responder, and Swift Water Rescue Technician.
Tim began paddling (badly, by his own admission) in 1972 on the Miramichi. Since then he has established and outdoor retail business, Eddy Out Depot. Tim is a qualified Flatwater Water, Moving Water, Solo Canoe Poling, and Sea Kayak 1 Instructor. He's also a Big Canoe Leader Advanced. Tim has co-lead canoe courses for The Department of Natural Resources, NBCC, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, and Girl Guides. Since his retirement from social work in 2005, he has taken an active role in promoting safe recreational paddling through schools and clubs.
Tim has served several executive roles with CKNB (including president). Presently, he is co-chair of the CKNB Heritage Committee that is focused restoration of some Ancient Portage Trails in New Brunswick.
Jeremy holds a Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Skills certification, is a Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor, holds a Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties A-2 certificate, has successfully completed Transport Canada Chartwork and Pilotage 061, holds a BCU Open Water Navigation Certificate, a Industry Canada VHF Operators License and holds a Canadian Red Cross Medical First Responder Certificate.
Jeremy is the Executive Director of CKNB's West Isles Sea Kayak Symposium and Co-Owner of OutdoorsNB Inc.
Denise and her husband Gig are both outdoor educators with over 50 years of combined teaching experience. They have won various awards for woodlot management, forest stewardship education and canoeing. Denise and Gig have national instructor certification in canoeing and kayaking.
28 years paddle experience, 17 years of instruction
I have been a resident white water kayak of the greater Saint John area for the past 28 years. Of the various locations I have had the opportunity to paddle both locally and internationally, Saint John’s Reversing Falls remains a back yard favorite. New Brunswick as a whole it littered with white water gems ranging from fun for the family to flat out epic, I never tire of experiencing what our province has to offer.
The past 17 years have I have dedicated a portion of my paddle time to the instruction of kayaking to people of all ages. I am dedicated to the fostering of paddle culture, safe, quality instruction that is also fun , engaging and effective learning experience to all.