Team IWG / CSWI
Introduction of the Course Instructors
Raoul Kluivers, Voshaar Outdoor and Education
– CIOS Heerenveen (1992), Athletics and Outdoor sports
– Interpretive Guides Association, Professional Interpretive Hiking Guide
– Rockclimbing instructor
– Kayak Instructor
– Canoe Instructor
– Instructor Map, Compas & GPS
– Instructor ‘Wilderness living skills’
– Fauna and tracking specialist
– Rope rescue instructor
– CSWI Level 3 Guide
– WGA Guide, Boreal forest level 3, Arctic Level 2.
> 25 years experience in training, guiding and teaching Outdoor sports
Dave Holder, Mahikan Trails
– 21 Years British Army (Royal Engineers)
– Backpacking Guide, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides
– Nordic ski Instructor, Canadian Assoc’ of Nordic ski instructors.
– Nordic ski Coach, Ski Du Fond Canada.
– Coaching theory, National Canadian Coaching Program.
– Canoe Instructor (river), Alberta Recreational Canoe Association.
– Advanced Wilderness First Aid. 80 hr cert BC Wilderness first aid association.
– Hunter Education/certification course, Alberta Fish & Wildlife (learning backcountry survival, navigation, wildlife management, tracking, animal identification, hunting techniques and field dressing of game).
– Backcountry Nordic ski leader/avalanche training, Yamnuska, Canmore.
– Interpreter level 2 cert’ Interpretation Canada.
– Professional Interpreter Interpretive Guiding Association
– Survival Instructor. Karamat Wilderness Ways Living School
– Qualified Trapper. Alberta Trapper’s Association
– Single Pitch Rope Technique (SRT) course and Cave Rescue. Canmore Caverns.
– Cave rescue Training 2 courses B.C. cave rescue
– Standard First Aid Instructor Canadian Red Cross
– Wilderness First Aid Instructor Canadian Red Cross
– Advanced Wilderness First Aid Instructor. Slipstream Wilderness FA
– Standard Recreational Avalanche course level One.
– OCC Leadership Instructor Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC)
– Wilderness living skills instructor Mors Kochanski
– Cave Guide for Canmore Caverns (part time 15 years), Canmore, Alberta. Also assisted in teaching SRT and cave rescue for the company
– IGA group Management Instructor
Brenda Holder, Mahikan Trails
Brenda (Cree/Iroquois Métis) was born and raised in the Rockies in Jasper National Park and is pleased to follow her lineage as a traditional Métis guide from the Kwarakwante of Jasper. Learning through research and talking with elders, traditions, which are a part of her heritage, have become a pleasure for her to share with others.
· Nordic ski instructor with the Canadian association of Nordic ski Instructors
· Level one Coach NCCP (National Canadian Coaching program)
· Professional interpreter with Interpretive Guides Association (IGA)
· Instructor with the IGA
· Instructor for the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC)
· Wilderness and Standard First Aid instructor Red Cross
· Qualified Hunter with Alberta Hunting Education Association
· Qualified Instructor with Alberta Hunting Education Association
· Qualified Trapper with Alberta Trapper Association
· Standard Recreational Avalanche awareness level one
Awarded the Esquao Award from the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW). The award was in the Health, Medicine and Culture category, for the promotion of those qualities through the client based activities provided by Mahikan Trails Inc.
In 2004, Métis Nation of Alberta Region III awarded her the Métis Entrepreneur of the Year.
Tracey is Cree/ mowhawk and irish desent. Tracey is an english riding Instructor, level one guide/instructor/evaluator for the new Equine Canada Trail Riding program and an Archery Coach. She is certified in wilderness first aid, Outdoor Council of Canada and is a member of Team Canada for Archery and has won many national Championships
Tracey is also a certifed instructor for the Hunter education program
Instructor for Outdoor Council of Canada equine field leader, hiking and winter level 1
Tim is of saulteaux/scottish desent. Tim is a certified Archery coach,Outdoor council of Canada, he is a level one guide/Instructor/Evaluator for the new equine Canada Trail Riding program. He is also a member of Team Canada for Archery and has won many national championships. Tim is also an avid hunter and instructs Hunting programs as well as the Archery and horsemanship
Tim is also a certified instructor with AHEIA for the Hunter education program
Tim is a certified instructor for the Outdoor Council of Canada for Equine feild leader, Hiking and winter level 1. Tim is a first class tracker.
Jerry Fochler, Inroads Mountain Sports Ltd.
Bachelor of Forest Science, University of Alberta
40 years of wilderness training and experience
35 years of climbing experience.
Yosemite Mountaineering School.
30 years caving experience
St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid instructor
St. John Ambulance Marine First Aid instructor
St. John Ambulance Automated External Defibrillator (AED) instructor
St. John Ambulance Wilderness First Aid instructor
St. John Ambulance Wilderness First Aid instructor trainer
St. John Ambulance First Aid Instructor Monitor
Canadian Recreational Canoe Association Flatwater canoe instructor
PADI Certified Rescue Diver
Member: Alberta Cave Rescue Organization
Member: Alberta Speological Society
Member: Hinton Search and Rescue
Member: Alberta Recreational Canoe Association
Member: St. John Ambulance Northern Alberta Instructors Group
Member: Edmonton Mycological Society
Trainer: Licensed Essential Skills Provider (personal development and group dynamics)
Trainer: I.T.S. Life Skills (personal development and group dynamics)
Trainer: High Angle Rescue Techniques (trained .. Justice Institute of B.C.)
Trainer: Cave Rescue Techniques (Justice Institute of B.C. & Alberta Cave Rescue Org.)
Trainer: Wilderness Survival
Trainer: Flora and Fauna identification
Trainer: Map, Compass and GPS
Amanda Sinclair, Cold Fire Creek Dogsledding
René Roy, Western Wilderness
Berno Klomp, Voshaar Outdoor & Education
Hike & Survival instructor, Nature & Wildlife Guide, CSWI Level 3, WGA Boreal Forest Level 3 guide.