Trip Leader: Ultimate Hawaii 1 and Ultimate Hawaii 2

Growing up in the rugged outdoors and biting cold of western Canada, Andre was immersed in adventurous pursuits from an early age. Winters were spent skiing and skating, while the warmer months fueled his passion for climbing and backpacking in the mountains. Although he always considered himself a mountain person, a chance trip to Hawaii during his studies at the University of British Columbia introduced him to surfing, igniting a new obsession.

While pursuing degrees in psychology and politics, with a focus on social media, Andre worked various jobs teaching rock climbing, surfing, and swimming. He has spent several years as a camp counselor, and created and managed a youth camp last summer!

Today, whether braving the freezing waters of the Pacific Northwest, embarking on road trips through Portugal, or searching for waves along the coasts of South America, Andre is constantly seeking the next incredible adventure. Certified as a Wilderness First Responder and lifeguard, he brings a wealth of expertise, excitement, and contagious enthusiasm to Bold Earth this summer.