Lead Guide A rare combination of explorer, academic and artist, Jason spends half the year leading photo safaris in his home town of Whistler BC, and the other half following academic pursuits. A recent graduate of Harvard University, Jason achieved the highest academic honors by graduating with distinction at the top of the 2018 graduating class. He’s also an award-winning graduate of the Western Academy of Photography with over two decades of commercial photography experience and still maintains a select group of commercial clients. Jason may well have logged more time observing bears and their natural habitat throughout Whistler's Callaghan Valley than anyone else, and his exclusive agreement with the Whistler Olympic Park provides unprecedented access. His unique perspective and fascinating ability to offer up plenty of bear related anecdotes make his tour unforgettable. @bohopro
Sherry has been leading bear safaris for several years and has intimate knowledge of the habitat. She is pursuing a Bachelor Of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University while managing Whistler Photo Safaris and raising her family in Whistler. Having an extensive background in the film and television industry, a passion for business start ups she is thrives on the fast pace of Bear Safaris and tries to hibernate when the bears do. @sherry_hilliard
Joel is a professional hiking and back country guide with decades of experience leading adventurers of all ages into the wilderness. Joel attended Mount Royal University for his BA in Eco Tourism and Outdoor Leadership. He enjoys traditional climbing, ice climbing, caving, kayaking, mountaineering, wilderness first aid and wilderness survival. Joel has traveled extensively but mostly has a passion for his home, Whistler. When not on Safari Joel can be found on overnight hiking trips in the mountains or working with adults and youth through the many social programs he is involved with including emergency social services.
Chris grew up in a suburb outside Toronto, Ontario living an active and adventurous lifestyle playing hockey, soccer, golf, and snowboarding. After spending 2015 as a Whistler local, Chris fell in love with mountain biking & outdoor photography and has recently returned to rekindle these passions. Having spent the first part of his career in tech-sales and being a graduate of History, Chris loves sharing stories and is always keen to learn more about BC’s nuanced ecology and environment. Outside of work you can find him learning about aerial videography or planning his next mountain adventure.
While racing Motocross, MTB Downhill and Rally Cars, Lore's love for nature began to grow very quickly. With a lifestyle and sports that took her to the mountains, she had the opportunity to grow up among trees and wildlife. After winning the titles of Mexican National Champion in Motocross, MTB Downhill and Rally, Lore decided to focus a little more on this other passion for nature and started an NGO called Wimook to promote and support wildlife conservation programs. This new path took her to the Riviera Maya where she worked for 2 years as a Nature Guide colaborating hand in hand with local communities in the conservation of flora and fauna of the region. During this time she focused mainly in Sian Kaan Biosphere showing and studying animals such as manties, dolphins, eagles, corals, sea turtles and other protected pieces. Today the mountains are calling her back and she is in Canada to work closely with the local flora and fauna. @LorenaGaral @wearewimook