Kevin lives in Banff working as a full time EMT-P with Covenant Health. He completed his Diploma in Mountain Medicine in 2014 and has just completed his requirements for his Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is also the Vice Chair of the medical committee for the Alberta / British Columbia Cave Rescue Service, ALS medical volunteer at Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Resorts, DiMM exam editor, Wilderness Medicine Magazine contributor and the Banff Wilderness Care Conference chair.
Peter has been teaching wilderness first aid to Parks Canada Warden Service for almost 30yrs. Once the owner of Jasper ambulance providing some of the first ALS care in the region, Peter now has retired from the streets but still teaches with the Heart and Stroke providing instruction and developing content for ACLS and more. ACLS and ACLS-EP Instructor/Instructor Trainer, ITLS Instructor/Instructor Trainer, Instructor Wilderness Emergency Care Course. EMS Exemplary Service Medal
Mike is a long time local who moved from Winnipeg with $5 in his pocket. With determination he has made a life in Banff and enjoying the surrounding area. An avid mountain biker and local coach Mike will take you on a “locals” tour of the mountain bike trails. He will also review some great feild repair techneques that can help prevent a survival situation (or at least a long hike) if something ever goes wrong on one of your “epic” rides.
Lisa PailsonEMT-A, ACMG
As a Parks Canada Visitor Safety Specialist Lisa spends her work hours providing rescue services to park visitors in the Mountain Parks. A full ACMG mountain guide she also has decades of experience leading adventurers into the rugged mountain environment. Lisa is also a registered EMT-A so understands our business and can provide a unique perspective to what a paramedic does.
Craig McArthur is a full time ALS Paramedic in Banff Alberta. He is among a very small number of Diploma in Mountain Medicine paramedics in Canada. He has worked as a Ski patroller at Sunshine Village and provides ALS medical coverage at Lake Louise Ski Resorts. He also has extensive experience flying sick and injured patients around the globe with a Calgary based repatriation service. Having also worked in the NWT as an EMT. Craig enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking and ice climbing in the Rockies.
Senior ski patroller with WinSport at COP, Jasper & Banff Paramedic, and Diploma in Mountain Medicine candidate Mac loves providing care in the austere environments. He has been passionately involved with working with Parks Canada to ensure efficient and first class care to the sick and injured in Jasper National Park. He will be reviewing key elements of the Diploma in Mountain Medicine in his sessions.
Rachel is a passionate Wilderness First-Aid and Wilderness Advanced Life Support instructor with Wilderness Medical Associates. She is also a full time paramedic with AHS Calgary Metro. She has many years of wilderness experience teaching across the country and playing in the mountains of Western Canada.
Doug Ritchie EMT
Doug Ritchie was an EMT and Firefighter with Nordegg Fire for many years. As a longtime member of Rocky Mountain House Search & Rescue team he has been involved in many searches, technical rescues and overnight stabilisations of injured persons. He has led and organized groups in the outdoors in numerous activities for over 24 years as the Director of Frontier Lodge. His passions are backcountry skiing, backpacking and alternative building methods.
Dave Watt is a registered Paramedic and the founding president of Foothills Search & Rescue. He has spent a lifetime guiding and leading groups in many different outdoor activities, from sailing on the west coast of Scotland to leading mountain trips in Canada’s north. He continues to be a professional member of the American Mountain Guides Association. He has presented at national and international SAR conferences and works closely with national and international SAR teams.