Kirkland Shave Cathy Grierson Jenn Keirstead Simon Vine
Depleted, Simon moved from Vancouver, Canada, to a remote island. There, he spent six weeks letting go of a stressful, hustle-bustle routine devoid of sleep and healthful food. He recommitted to himself, promising to return to his roots. He yearned for the plant-based, outdoor-oriented lifestyle of his childhood.
Simon and his wife never returned to the rat race; instead, they moved to the Kootenay Mountains. Now Mountain Trek’s Head Chef, he’s able to balance work with camping, biking, hiking and skiing. He has rekindled his appreciation of a wide range of ethnic cuisines and ingredients, and through his meticulously-crafted spa cuisine that’s both balanced and bold, light and intensely flavorful, he helps others positively change their lives.
Kimberley O’Brien Kristy Shields
Originally from the West Kootenays, Kristy spent 10+ years living and working in California in the health and fitness sector. She was pulled back to British Columbia because of the people, the stunning landscapes, and the awesome vibes.
Kristy was on the Canadian Bobsleigh team while attending the University of Calgary, where she received a degree in Kinesiology. She competed for Canada for 6 seasons and was the Assistant Coach for Team Belgium at the 2010 Olympics.
Kristy was drawn to Mountain Trek because her balanced, holistic approach to health and lifestyle aligns with the program. She loves that every week she has the pleasure of getting to know such interesting and motivated guests. Her goal is to have even the slightest positive effect on guests’ lifestyles, while providing a memorable and fun experience in beautiful settings.
Jeanie Dwyer Katya Hayes Lauren Powers Krista Williams
Krista is one of our long-time hiking guides. A Nature Woman, Lover of The Outdoors, and a Parent.
Krista always says "the outdoors is my religion, and a summit is my temple. There is a calmness and feeling of completeness when I’m out in the mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life."
Two Frank Lloyd Wright quotes Krista lives by are, "Study Nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you," and, "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes."