Member Profile

Courage, Compassion and Adventure

Jordie Allen-Newman - Level Three Guide

Available For Hire

Contact Me:

(1) E-Mail: (2) Facebook Messenger: Jordie Allen-Newman or (3) Text: 250-514-1374


Jordie is a veteran Sea Kayak Instructor and Guide and has worked continuously in the kayaking community for the past 27 years - he is a Level 3 Guide with the SKGABC and Level 3 Instructor with Paddle Canada. Jordie is a past President and Secretary of the SKGABC and is a proud representative of Northwest River Supply and Fjallraven. He has worked with Ocean River Sports since 1996 and many other companies along the coast. He has pursued a life-long interest exploring nature. He has circumnavigated both Vancouver Island with Kirsten Musial (2001) and Haida Gwaii with Ian Smith (2006). He paddled solo paddle from Skagway, Alaska south to the Canadian Border (2019), he did the Outer Centeral Coast from the Pan Handle to Vancouver Island with Jonas Fiors (2009). In 2020 he paddled the Washington and Oregon Coast from Vancouver Island with Larry Chomyn and is currently circumnavigating Newfoundland with Laura Knight. Jordie enjoys teaching paddlers of all levels and is keenly interested in assisting students to reach their goals using innovative and engaging teaching methods. Jordie is licensed through Transport Canada to Captain commercial vessels and is a Member of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue for Juan de Fuca Strait - Station 37. When he's not sea kayaking he loves river paddling, rock climbing and mountaineering. He enjoys writing about and photographing his adventures and shares his stories through social media. Jordie works full time as a Child, Youth and Family Therapist with Human Nature Counselling and Island Health and lives in Sooke, BC with his wife Alysha Jones and their therapy dog Indiana Jones.

Ongoing Professional Development

SKGABC Exchange (Virtual Conference): Class 1: Search, Rescue and Evacuation: Sea Kayak Guide and Marine SAR Perspectives and Class 2: An Introduction to Rock Gardening (Fall 2022)

Search and Rescue Course: RCM-SAR (Oct 2022)

Vancouver Island Youth River Kayaking Festival: Leader and NRS Guide (2022)

Vancouver Island White Water Kayaking Society: Heber River Kayak Festival (2022)

Aids to Navigation Course: RCM –SAR (June 2022)

Cold Water Immersion Survival Course: RCM –SAR (Jan 2022)

Technical Training Review - Examiner/Trainer Gathering  (Fall 2021)

SKGABC Exchange (Virtual Conference): Class 1: "Tandem Sea Kayak Rescues and Towing" (Fall 2021)

Class 4 Advanced River Kayaking Course: River Culture Kayaking – Squamish/Whistler, BC (2021)

Class 3 Intermediate River Kayak Course: River Culture Kayaking – Squamish/Whistler, BC (2021)

Flood and Swift Water Hazards Course: RCM –SAR (2021)

SKGABC Board of Directors - 2017-2020 (President and Secretary)

SKGABC Exchange Leader (Sooke): Class 1 - "Rough Water Sea Kayaking Skills and Moving Water – Race Rocks (Fall 2020)

Pacific Paddling Symposium: Coach and Coaches Day Facilitator (2013-2019)

SKGABC Exchange (Victoria) - Facilitator and Coach Rough Water Kayak Skills (Spring 2018)

SKGABC Guides Exchange (Tofino) - Class 1 Sea Kayak Rolling and Class 2: Intermediate Kayak Surfing (Fall 2018)

SKGABC Examiner/Trainer Gathering (2017)

SKGABC Exchange (Victoria) - Class 1: Advanced Navigation and Class 2: Understanding Weather Phenomenon (Spring 2012)