Director of Sales & Programs
As the Director, Maria Paterson holds a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies with a major in Inclusive and Therapeutic Recreation from Brock University. She also holds a Diploma from the Parks & Forest Recreation Program, and holds an Adventure Tourism Management Certification from, Sandford Fleming College. She has been in the field playing as an Outdoor Educator since 2002, getting her start as a Lead Dog Sled guide and Program Facilitator at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. From there she has worked with AdventureWorks, Yours Outdoors, Norval Outdoor School, Pine River Institute and many other outdoor adventure companies. She is also the Challenge Course Manager on site.
Maria is an avid traveler and her journeys have taken her around the world. Trips have included India, Iceland, Australia, Italy, France, Belize and South Asia destinations. In her limited free time, Ms. Paterson can be found paddling a canoe or riding the local mountain bike trails, reading a good book or finding a quiet place in the woods to explore!