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Our Instructors

From technical rescue instructors to medical instructors to standby rescue technicians, our team is made up of people who have a long history of using their skills in real-life situations. We confront and learn from challenging environments together.

Our Team Members

We hire people who have a long history of using their skills in real life situations. As a result, our team members are subject matter experts before they even start working for us.

They are highly conversant with the application of the latest developments in the theory and practice of technical rescue and wilderness medicine. In addition, we seek out team members that are already equipped with the mindset required to really connect with clients. 

Technical Rescue Instructors

Our technical rescue instructors regularly work in high-risk environments including swiftwater or confined spaces and utilize technical technical rope systems with ease.

This means that your training is conducted in a safe environment. It also means they understand how to break complex skills down into simple, logical progressions that are easy to learn and remember.

Raven Medical Instructors

Our wilderness medical instructors are all medical rescue professionals who actively work in remote or unconventional settings. They are also experienced educators, researchers and advocates for healthcare in adverse conditions.

What’s more, our consistency and rigorous instructor training process ensures that we use a logical, systems-based approach to teach complex medical subjects in a way that makes sense.

Standby Rescue Technicians

We apply the same rigorous standards to our standby rescue technicians.

Some of our clients would rather hire us to provide a standby rescue team, than take on the time and expense of training their own personnel to meet safety and rescue requirements for challenging environments – short or long term.

As a result, clients know they are getting subject matter experts who understand safe work procedures and how to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. This is the kind of peace of mind that keeps our clients coming back repeatedly for a range of projects lasting anywhere between a few hours to several months.

Adam Joy

Adam Joy

Instructor

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Alle Jan de Vries

Alle Jan de Vries

Instructor

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Ben Baber

Ben Baber

Instructor

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Chad Guenter

Chad Guenter

Instructor

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Chris Burnham

Chris Burnham

Instructor

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Colin Saurette

Colin Saurette

Instructor

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Corey Gladish

Corey Gladish

Instructor

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Craig Gerrard

Craig Gerrard

Rescue Curriculum Director & Instructor Trainer

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Dan Kirvan

Dan Kirvan

Ontario Regional Manager & Instructor Trainer

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David Stirling

David Stirling

Instructor

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Frank Swanson

Frank Swanson

Instructor

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Garth Lemke

Garth Lemke

Instructor

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James Dahmer

James Dahmer

Instructor

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Jason Wolsky

Jason Wolsky

Yukon Regional Manager & Instructor

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Jim Douglas

Jim Douglas

Instructor

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Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson

Instructor

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Karsten von Hoesslin

Karsten von Hoesslin

Instructor

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Kira Gangbar

Kira Gangbar

Instructor

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Kirstin Thompson

Kirstin Thompson

Instructor

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Kit Little

Kit Little

Instructor Trainer

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Lalo Ruiz

Lalo Ruiz

Instructor

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Len James

Len James

Raven Medical – Curriculum Director

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Liz Demers

Liz Demers

Instructor

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Logan Vander Hoef

Logan Vander Hoef

Instructor

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Marshall Ezelle

Marshall Ezelle

Instructor

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Matt Kilback

Matt Kilback

Instructor

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Meaghan Buisson

Meaghan Buisson

Instructor

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Mike Neville

Mike Neville

Instructor

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Mitch McCambly

Mitch McCambly

Instructor

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Paul Carus

Paul Carus

Instructor

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Rachel Onsorge

Rachel Onsorge

Instructor

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Reta Boychuk

Reta Boychuk

Instructor

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Rob Vance

Rob Vance

Instructor Trainer

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Ron Morrison

Ron Morrison

Executive Director & Instructor Trainer

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Ryan McLarty

Ryan McLarty

Instructor

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Scott Ballhorn

Scott Ballhorn

Instructor

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Scott Brady

Scott Brady

Instructor

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Steve Ruskay

Steve Ruskay

Instructor

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Thyren Garde-Jacobs

Thyren Garde-Jacobs

Instructor

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Tim Wheeler

Tim Wheeler

Instructor Trainer

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Todd Sikorsky

Todd Sikorsky

Instructor Trainer

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Travis Finlayson

Travis Finlayson

Alberta Regional Manager & Instructor Trainer

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Tyler Dinsdale

Tyler Dinsdale

Instructor

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