Ecologist and wildlife guide

Lover of wildlife. Seeker of wild places.

I am a naturalist. I explore nature through wildlife research, photography, writing, and wilderness travel. Conservation of wildlife and ecosystems is at the core of what I do.

I am also a guide and founder of Wildlife Jouneys.  In collaboration with Marven Robinson of the Gitga’at First Nation, I lead trips in the Great Bear Rainforest in pursuit of wild and toothy things like wolves, grizzlies, and spirit bears. 

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Spirit bear tours

Steam rising off of a spirit bear in the Great Bear Rainforest

With a group size of just seven guests per guide, we will explore lush river valleys in search of spirit, or Kermode, bears in a place that National Geographic has called the “Wildest Place in North America.” By travelling with Marven we will spend all of our time in the very heart of spirit bear territory. By staying in Hartley Bay, we will also be supporting the Gitga’at Nation by providing local employment within their traditional territory.

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Rainforest wolf tours

coastal wolf standing in sedges in an estuary in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia

In a world dominated by human landscapes, the wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest is a refuge for wildlife, including the wolf. In the words of eminent scientist Dr. Paul Paquet, “the remote ocean archipelago of the Great Bear Rainforest comprises North America’s most unusual and one of its most pristine wolf populations.”

On this trip we are offering an extraordinary opportunity to photograph wild wolves in the coastal rainforest of British Columbia.

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