Lyndie Hill has a lifetime of outdoor experience; growing up in the Okanagan region, she has always had a passion for the area. Lyndie spent 14 years travelling, hiking, biking, kayaking, and climbing around the world and was directly involved in the outdoor industry in New Zealand for 8 years, gaining experience and multiple qualifications. Her desire to start a family and to have an impact on the community that she loves brought her home where she has used her international experience to offer Penticton and area residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy an eco-friendly, outdoor adventure with local flare. Lyndie sees outdoor recreation and adventure tourism as the perfect platform to create a community culture from and she feels blessed to have such an amazing place to call home and to raise her 3 children with her husband Mike.
MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mike has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and event management under his belt. With experience working internationally for one of the world’s leading cycling companies including involvement in World Championship events, Mike brings priceless experience to the team. Though cycling is his first passion, he is a volunteer for the Apex Mountain CSPS Ski Patrol team and has a love for all outdoor adventure and the Okanagan area which makes him a great asset to the business, along with his priceless bike maintenance abilities and a great smile. Growing up in New Zealand, Mike has lived and worked in the Adventure Capital of the world and envisions the same adventurous future for the place he now calls home with his wife and family.
She is also part of the volunteer firefighters up at Big White where she lives part time and is very connected to the trail running, mountain biking and paddling community in the Okanagan
Mike has spent his entire life playing outside and now chooses to share his passions with others. Starting at the age of 3 he has been sliding on snow in one variety or another and after University in Nova Scotia, he made his way out West to pursue his passions. This sparked a new love for rock climbing and mountain biking, which led him to become a certified instructor in both sports to share these activities with others! In addition to his work with Hoodoo Adventures, Mike is also the Executive Director of a local charity that helps at-risk youth in our region to pursue outdoor recreation. Having spent the past decade in biking, climbing, and snowboarding throughout the valley, his experience and passion will have you enjoying your day in no time.
ANDREANNE B. FORTIN
Andreanne is a passionate person who dedicates most of her time in or learning about the outdoors. This loving mother of 2 has a thirst for travel and adventure making her career at Hoodoo Adventures very enjoyable and fulfilling. She is a certified AMGA rock climbing instructor and a PMBI mountain bike instructor, got trained in Avalanche Safety and Wilderness First Aid, and plans to keep learning and challenging herself. She truly enjoys winter, backcountry snowboarding going hand in hand with it, but when things get warmer, she goes out rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking. Not a bad trade! She loves sharing her passions with those who cross her path and she genuinely just wants to get out there and have a good time.
Carly is our Youth Director and is very excited to be apart of the Hoodoo Adventure Camp community. Spending 17 years of her life in Algonquin Park Ontario, she has experienced first hand the importance and immense impact that outdoor education has on youth. Having over 300 days of canoe tripping under her belt, Carly has been a fierce advocator for getting kids outside, promoting a strong sense of self, reverence for others and respect for the environment. It is her unwavering love for adventure and commitment to helping youth discover their own admirations that drives her to continue seeking opportunities to help make an impact.team is to create a culture of outdoor recreation for local youth and try to provide the same opportunities that changed her life for the local kids in Penticton.
BENJAMIN “BEN” PEREZ
After studying Tourism Management in Pucon, a small town located in heart of the Chilean Andes, Benjamin started his outdoor career guiding in the Andes volcanoes. He then moved to Atacama Desert and Patagonia where he got his Outdoor Leadership certification with NOLS on a 6-month expedition from sea to summit. Ben has over 10 years of professional guiding experience and has led guide teams in different companies and in several sports such as mountaineering, dirt biking, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and biking. He now calls Penticton his home and refers to it as a little piece of paradise. He is excited to share his outdoor passion and experience and love for this valley with you. He believes that everyone should have some outdoor adventure in their life.
KIDS OF HOODOO
These are our kids. Leo (left), Myra (middle), Eddie (right).
Leo and Eddie were born into a World of adventure and are excited to be future stewards of the land. Leo attended his first adventure race (The Elevator) at the age of 5 months, strapped to his mom as she organized the event, while Eddie did rock climbing and kayaking certification with his mom while still in her belly… 2 born adventurers! They both now love to mountain bike with their dad and paddling with Ben is their favorite day at Adventure Camp:)
Myra, fur-child of Ben and the whole Hoodoo team, was born at Chute Lake Lodge and is named after the Myra Canyon Park. She also loves to hit the trails and paddle. And she really, really loves to be loved when we have visitors at the building:)
Silver Fox – Trusty Steed #1
This is the Silver Fox. Don’t let his age fool you, he is reliable and hard working. He earns his keep, remains well groomed and is a bit of a head turner as he dazzles his way up the back roads of the interior carrying a trailer of bikes. He’s also happy to safely deliver our adventure camp kids to their next destination or stop in at a winery after a tour, he knows how to keep it classy when the time is right.
Geoffrey – Trusty Steed #2
This is Geoffrey. Named by our After School Adventure Camp kids and often mistaken for a 70’s ambulance (we still can’t figure out who approved the paint job before we bought him) he is actually much younger than he looks, which can be seen if you take time to explore him on the inside. The envy of many a adventurer who wishes they had a van this awesome, Geoffrey is well recognized in our little community. Locals know when he’s loaded with gear and on the road… adventure awaits!
Goldie Honda – Trusty Steed #3
This is Goldie. Formerly loved by the local bike shop, Goldie enjoys the feeling of the wind through her roof racks and the bikes at her back. Her classic beauty outweighed only by her adventurous spirit, Goldie thrives on delivering folks to their next stunning destination in our breathe taking region.
Qualifications of Our Staff
We have listed out qualifications that you may need to join our team depending on the role you are applying for:
All our staff at Hoodoo Adventures are required to hold relevant qualifications in their field.
Chute Lake Lodge
When you choose Hoodoo Adventures, it’s not just adventure activities and tours; you will also be able to get comfortable and professional shuttle services. Your overall comfort and satisfaction is what we aim for. Our founders at Hoodoo Adventures partnered with a group of local investors to purchase the historic Chute Lake Lodge. If you need more information about us, please call. We would be happy to help you.