Aka: D-Rock! Captain, Naturalist and Photographer Derek was born on Vancouver Island and spent his youth on the back roads, lakes and ocean around the area.…
As a graduate of the program in 2005, Brad says he found the program to be of great value both personally and professionally. Having always had a love for the outdoors and growing up in Northwestern Ontario, he has spent a large portion of his time in the wilderness. Brad has always worked seasonally, whether it be dog sledding in the Rockies or skippering tour boats in Jasper.
For the last 5 years, Brad has been a member of the Pacific Northwest Whale-watching Association and has been employed in the Whale Watching Industry as both a Zodiac Skipper and 60 Tonne Captain. He currently works for Orca Spirit Adventures and is responsible for the safe operation of 2 large covered vessel of up to 70 passengers and 2 zodiacs.
Brad spends the majority of his winters traveling and has had wonderful adventures in South and Central America. Completing the Level II Adventure Tourism Program through the Westcoast Adventure College has allowed him to do the things that he wants and has changed the way he views the world. It’s not just a job but a lifestyle.