Don’t let Jamie’s size intimidate you. At 6’6” he’s a gentle sort of giant and impressively agile. He’s friendly and supportive and always willing to answer questions and pass on wisdom. There is no one that knows more about Strathcona Park Lodge than Jamie. He grew up here and has been running the Lodge since 1993 with his wife Christine Clarke. Running a remote, wilderness lodge is a full-time job but Jamie is passionate about the COLT program and will be involved in many aspects of the program, especially on the water.
Jamie is one of the most respected outdoor educators and paddlers in Canada. He’s a master canoe instructor, a senior whitewater kayak instructor and a sea kayak full guide examiner. He is a volunteer committee member for Water Use Planning for our local watershed, and has also spent many volunteer hours developing standards and best practices in outdoor leadership and education. Previous to the Lodge Jamie went to the University of British Columbia where he was the Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Team Co-Captain and a Canadian National Team rower.