Karen MacDonald
Owner and Program Director

Karen is a former member of the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team.  She is currently a massage practitioner and a Freestyle ski coach.  Karen has many years of experience working with kids in sports through gymnastics, skiing, visualization training and motivational and goal setting sessions.  She lives in Squamish, BC with her two daughters, Lily Jane and Cedar Grace.

Leah Richardson~Invermere~
Head Coach and Lifeguard

Leah is a certified ski and snowboard instructor, yoga instructor, and Taekwondo coach.  She is currently instructing at Panorama and plans to teach SUP and SUP Yoga during the summer months.  Leah has many years of experience working with and teaching kids, as well as lifeguarding and working for kids camps.  Leah grew up in Alberta and participated in competitive sparring through Taekwondo as well as coached and trained kids on their journeys through competitions.  She is full of energy, loves the outdoors, and can’t wait so share her passions with others.

Dominic Radford~Invermere & Squamish~

Dom was born in the UK and went to boy scouts as a kid, so he grew to love the outdoors.  He came to Canada to pursue a love of skiing and he has been instructing kids for 4 seasons now  at Fernie, Kimberley and Panorama.  He likes to keep active on his feet - preferably a meter off the ground on a slackline!  He also loves rock climbing, mountain biking, SUP and juggling with a smile on his face.  This English chap is stoked to be at camp for his third year! 

Bretton Menter~Squamish~

Brett first came up to Squamish to work at the Easter Seal Camp for Children with Disabilities in 2012. His patience for the process of learning and what it takes to be a courageous and caring human molded him into the passionate guide, coach, and teacher he is today. From back-country skiing to backpacking, sea kayaking, rock and ice climbing, Brett has led people all around North America.  His accomplishments as an outdoor professional fall short of his accomplishments as a kind member of the Squamish community

Paloma Stufano~Invermere~

Paloma grew up in Whistler, BC where she attended adventure sports camps throughout her childhood which she credits for her passion of working with children and encouraging them to spend more time outdoors. She has lived in the valley for several years now, working for Panorama Ski + Ride Centre as a ski and snowboard instructor. During her time working at Ski + Ride Paloma has helped organize the Taynton Tots program and was then promoted to the Taynton Tots Program Coordinator winter 2016/17. Paloma is also currently working towards achieving her bachelor or education through College of the Rockies so she can pursuit a career working with children. Paloma is excited to share her passion for the outdoors and adventure with the community this summer. 

Lani Gerela~Squamish~

Lani is The Fenix Fallgirl.  As a Stuntwoman in TV/Film for almost 20 years, Lani is passionate about teaching children and young adults how to face their physical and emotional fears and self limiting beliefs so that they can call upon their courage to make brave life-changing choices that affect how they show up in the world and pursue their dreams, with love.

Erin Richardson~Invermere~

Erin grew up on acreage in Northern Alberta.  She grew up loving dance, horseback riding, martial arts and the outdoors.  Later on in life she developed a love for kids and childcare.  She is passionate about teaching and guiding and is attending University to be an elementary school teacher.  Erin is also passionate about helping kids develop a love for nature and physical activity.

Staff bio's still to come
Erin Hipkiss~Squamish~
Joelle Wassing~Squamish~
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