Our Leadership Crew
LYNDIE HILL | CEO
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.
DEAN DOUGLAS | MARKETING DIRECTOR
Dean has over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing under his belt. He is a proud husband and father, foodie, traveler and podcaster. He loves a good adventure, like the rest of us, with his favorites being rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. You’ll probably find Dean around the place taking photos and making videos to share all of our love for adventure with the world!
NATHALIE LONG | EVENT MANAGER
LINDSEY BECK | BOOKINGS MANAGER
Lindsey is our Bookings Manager, having worked with Hoodoo Adventures since 2009 – she’s our East Coaster. With a Diploma in Adventure Tourism, Lindsey acted as our lead guide for many years, involved in almost every program Hoodoo has offered at one point or another, before relocating to Nova Scotia in 2018 with her family. Lindsey works remotely for us now, offering support in numerous areas. Lindsey is a certified kayak guide and has certifications in Wilderness First Aid and Mental Health Wilderness First Aid. She has led canoe, kayak, snowshoe, hiking, and climbing trips in BC and NS over the years.
CYNTHIA GAGNON | PROGRAMS MANAGER
Cynthia is from Ontario originally and has been in a canoe, fishing since a very young age. She has years of experience working with youth teaching outdoor survival, map and compass, and canoeing skills. At a young age, she completed multiple eco challenges, multi-day canoe trips, and made it to the highest rank in army cadets. She relocated to BC to do a white water rafting guide course, where she worked for three years taking clients down the mighty Thompson river. Living in Revelstoke for over 10 years she drove big machinery while snowboarding as much as possible. She has gotten many certifications for occupational level 3 first aids, Swift water rescue, white water rafting guide, and continues to take business classes from Okanagan College. With a heart of gold, go-getter attitude and love for the outdoors Cynthia is an amazing addition to the Hoodoo Family!
DAVIDE CIVICO | GYM MANAGER &TOUR GUIDE
Davide joins us from Italy as an avid adventurer keen to become a Canadian one day! Davide completed his outdoor education in the Canadian School of the Rockies and loves to share his knowledge and passion with the local community here in Penticton. Climbing, paddling, biking, Davide instructs it all! He is also doing an amazing job Managing the indoor climbing gym and fostering the growth of the indoor climbing community in the region.
Emma Moratz | Youth & Not-for-Profit Coordinator
Emma is extremely passionate about getting our local youth outdoors and offering them a top notch adventure education. She is so amazing with kids and has a real gift for sharing her leadership and land knowledge with the next generation. Emma is all for green time over screen time and wants to ensure that kids get the opportunity to experience all the benefits that getting into to nature has for children and youth of all ages.
Future Leaders (our family:)
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 (CEO Lyndie) as she organized the event, while Eddie did rock climbing and kayaking certification upgrades with his mom, while still in her belly!… 2 born adventurers! They both now love to mountain bike with their dad and paddling is their favorite day at Adventure Camp:)
Myra, fur-child of Hoodoo, 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:)
Our Adventure Fleet
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.
Pontiac Montana – Trusty Steed #4
This is Monte. A cozy mini that won’t let you down when you need to get out on that trail!
Betty White Ford – Trusty Steed #5
This is Betty White. Always ready to get you where you need to go. Helping make memories as adventure awaits!
Suburban – Trusty Steed #6
For the more luxury tour. Ride in comfort in the Burb!
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: