I am originally from the South Island of New Zealand and am a professionally trained outdoor instructor and guide, working with groups in the outdoors for almost 10 years. I initially came to Finland in search of adventure at the beginning of 2011, fell in love with the country, the winter, and met a wonderful woman who is now my wife.
I have worked as a guide leading both husky and snowmobile safaris, provided overnight snowshoe trips, been contracted by a number of companies, including Canon Japan, to provide tailored guide services, as well as helped a hundred or so people photograph the elusive northern lights. I am also a passionate photographer with a love for black and white photography, landscapes and of course the northern lights.
I love being in the great outdoors and since starting Adventure by Design in 2012, I have been fortunate enough to have met some wonderful people and have had the pleasure of showing them this wonderful country I now call home. I look forward to meeting you on one of my tours or designing something special just for you.
I am certified as Wilderness First Responder, as an official guide for the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and continue to remain a member of the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association. I am also a certificated wellness coach and currently studying to become a personal trainer.
Header photo courtesy of Akiya Tamba, check out his work at https://www.facebook.com/akiya.tamba