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.…
Scot’s interest in adventure tourism began as a student in the Eco Adventure Tourism course at Camosun College in 1997-98. After graduating he realized that he not only wanted to become an operator in adventure tourism, but that he wanted to become an educator in an independent school as well. Together with Phil and Bryan, he created the Westcoast Adventure College!
With more than 10 years experience within the industry, Scot is the proud owner and operator of Rush Adventures Inc; a Sooke-based Adventure Tourism Company, located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Rush Adventures was a dream that came to life when he bought the very place he began his guiding career, To’ki (The Ocean Kayak Institute), in 1999.
Scot brings a variety of skills and experiences to the school, include sea kayaking, mountaineering, skydiving, whitewater rafting, hiking and kayak surfing. He is a certified Guide with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of B.C. and has worked with the British Canoe Union program.
Always ready for a new challenge; Scot is planning to further his education through the Environmental Studies program at the University of Victoria.
Westcoast Adventure College and Rush Adventures are both located in Sooke, BC and Scot is a strong supporter of the local Community and the Business Association.
“My main aspirations in life are to have fun, learn as much as I can and live every day to it’s fullest!”