Jamie is the founder, owner, and lead guide at the Khutzeymateen Wilderness Lodge. In his 22 year career working as a park manager for BC Parks, Jamie spent 15 years managing the Khutzeymateen Protected Area. He has developed a strong connection to the area and deeply respects working in the Territory of the Gits'iis tribe.
Jamie was the lead in developing a monitoring and research program in the Khutzeymateen that helped build the foundation of the current Park Management Plan. Jamie coordinated and worked closely with First Nations, bear biologists, the guides, and of course the bears, resulting in a unique management and ranger program. The goal is to respect the bears first while promoting grizzly bear viewing, education, and conservation.
Jamie has also had the opportunity to learn how to view and work with grizzly bears from leading experts in Alaska, spending time with both the Department of Fish and Game and the US National Parks Service.
He is confident that bear viewing can take place with little to no impact on the bears while allowing for visitors to learn and appreciate the protection and management of these wild places.
With 20 years of experience on the North Coast operating patrol vessels, Jamie understands and practices a safety first principle in all activities.
Certifications: Masters Limited Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Marine First Aid Level 1 First Aid with Transportation Endorsement Marine Emergency Duties A2-A3-A4 Restricted Radio Certification Swiftwater Rescue Certification Level 1 and 2 Food Safe Certification