What we do…
Alpha Adventures & Education provides dynamic outdoor skills instruction and guiding across diverse environments. In our retail outdoor adventure stores we provide outstanding gear with exceptional service. Our goal is to provide our clients with rewarding outdoor experiences that allow for personal discovery. We are confident that you will enjoy exploring these new skills in supportive and exciting settings. Whether it’s an introductory lesson, or a guided trip, we pride ourselves on providing exemplary service.
Our list of educational clients includes:
• The University of British Columbia
• Simon Fraser University
• Sunshine Coast Parks and Recreation
• The Dan Culver Follow Your Dreams Foundation
• Scouts Canada
• A Variety of Public & Private Schools
Who we are…
The word alpha: al·pha. n. The first one; the beginning.
Let your outdoor adventures begin with us…
Jamie Mani – B.Ed – Owner/ Operator
Jamie is an Outdoor Education / PE specialist teacher in the Sunshine Coast School District. For over 5 years he taught in the TREK outdoor education program (Vancouver School Board) and has instructed outdoor pursuits courses for Simon Fraser University. He has a vast array of experience instructing children, adolescents, and adults. He has taught outdoor / environmental education through a number of programs in the lower mainland and Squamish. Instructing subjects include: Flatwater Canoeing, Telemark Skiing, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing & Stand Up Paddleboarding. Other interests include: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, and Mountain Biking.
Member: Recreational Canoeing Association of British Columbia, Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia, Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors, Paddle Canada
Certified: Teacher, Wilderness First Aid, Sea Kayak Guide, Canoe Instructor, Telemark Ski Instructor, Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Trainer.
Sarah Mani -B.Ed- Co-Owner & Guide
Sarah is also an Outdoor Education school teacher who specializes in P.E. She brings a wealth of knowledge as a sports trainer, a skier, a mountain biking coach and of course a kayaking and flatwater canoe instructor. In addition to teaching sports training courses, Sarah has also instructed outdoor pursuits courses for Simon Fraser University. You can often find her riding her bike on the Sunshine Coast or running with our dog Tele.
Certified: Teacher, Wilderness First Aid, Sea Kayak Instructor, Canoe Instructor.
Bryan Schellenberg – Marketing & Guide
Bryan is a relatively new implant to the west coast but no stranger to water and the outdoors. Relocating to the Sunshine Coast from the small village of Radium Hot Springs in 2013. Bryan comes to Alpha with strong background in Adventure Tourism namely White Water Rafting and Mechanized Skiing. When not working at Alpha, Bryan will either be fishing, paddling or biking.
Annie Schroeder - Buyer & Guide
Annie comes to us from a land far away known as the great state of Texas. With a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University focusing on Recreation Management, she is passionate about people and the outdoors- and especially about getting people outdoors. Annie has worked with a variety of youth camps in Texas, Colorado, and BC, and has taught activities from wakeboarding, waterskiing, horseback riding, cooking, and archery. Now she lends her skills to us as a certified sea kayak guide, snowshoe guide, and paddleboarding instructor, as well as buying for our store. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ema Eden-Jones – Manager
I love the vast amount of outdoor adventure we have here on the Sunshine Coast. I enjoy exploring nature - from the mountains to the water. I am always ready to catch a wave and then can go hiking to relax…