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Postcards from the Pacific

Kelly Uren - Level Two Guide

Available For Hire

Contact Me: 604.787.2228


Hello Paddlers... My background in ocean-based culture gives me a thirst to share it, and I’ve had seven years’ experience kayak guiding and instructing on Vancouver Island. Day trips in Tofino enhanced my group management, equipment maintenance, interpretation and communication. Working with all ages, cultures and abilities developed a flexible, adaptive and inclusive guiding style. As an Assistant Overnight Guide then Level Two Guide, I guided base camp and expedition trips in the Johnstone Strait and Broughton Archipelago. My 2018 season as a Paddle Canada level one instructor was spent with students and adults in Outward Bound and private school courses has rounded my experiences from instructor to interpreter, cook to counselor, and comedian to repairwoman. I ensure guests and students have fun, rewarding experiences in all circumstances. I’ve also had experience working with students through AdventureSmart, private school's outdoor education programs, at the Cheakamus Centre and a Friendship Centre. Other developed proficiencies in leadership, teaching, administration, risk management, first aid and event facilitation will enhance any role in sea kayak guiding, instructing or management. Flexibility, prioritizing, public speaking, computer literacy, community engagement and communication are essential in every position I’ve held. My experience playing and working in the outdoors would benefit educational and recreational programming with groups or individuals, and I’m looking forward to helping people build a connection to their communities, environments and within themselves. Feel free to contact me for a conversation about potential partnerships. Looking forward to meeting you! Kelly Level 2 SKGABC Guide Level 1 Paddle Canada Instructor 80 Wilderness First Aid & CPR-C VHF Restricted Operator's License Class 4 Driver's License

Ongoing Professional Development

SKGABC AOG Upgrade -- 2015

SKGABC Level Two Exam -- 2017 

Guides exchange participant - Victoria April 2018

SKILS  - SKGABC Level 3 prep course April 3-5 2021