JEREMY HANKE | Owner, Lead Instructor, Riding Skills Instructor
QUALIFICATIONS: OFA3, AO2, WFA1, Professional Member of Canadian and American Avalanche Associations, AIRIE Lead Instructor
Jeremy is an accomplished professional athlete and has been riding in North American backcountry for over 20 years. He is a Class 3 Avalanche Survivor and passionate about the advancement of avalanche safety practices. Along with Soul Rides Jeremy co-owns and operates Straight Up Rides www.straightuprides.ca. He is the Executive Director of SKADI Foundation www.skadifoundation.com dedicated to the advancement of best practices in motorized mountain survival. View Jeremy's professional profile at jeremy-hanke.com.
CHAD DEZALL | Lead Instructor
QUALIFICATIONS: AO1, Active Member of Canadian Avalanche Association
Chad has over 10 years experience in mountain backcountry sledding, snowboarding and snow biking. Chad sits on the Board of Directors of SKADI Foundation www.skadifoundation.com dedicated to the advancement of best practices in motorized mountain survival. Chad is also co-owner and operator of Straight Up Rides www.straightuprides.ca.
BRANDON WIESENER | Secondary Instructor
Brandon is a professional snowmobiler.
ROB ALFORD | Riding Skills Instructor, Photographer
Rob is an accomplished professional athlete and professional photographer. Rob has over 20 years experience in backcountry winter sports and is a pioneer in free-ride snowmobiling. Rob owns Mt. Mackenzie Lodge in Revelstoke, BC. http://logchalet.com.
CODY BORCHERS | Riding Skills Instructor
Cody is a professional snowmobiler and X-Games Aspen competitor.
TY RIDDELL | Secondary Instructor
QUALIFICATIONS: CSGA1, OFA3
Tyler has been playing in the mountains for over 20 years and is an experienced snowmobiler and snowboarder.
ROB SIM | Secondary Instructor, Photographer
QUALIFICATIONS: OFA1, AO1
Rob has over 10 years snowboarding experience in the backcountry in various meccas including: Himalayas Andes, Japanese Alps and New Zealand Alps. Rob is a professional photographer and the owner operator of The Effen Search http://www.theeffensearch.com.
ELIISA MEAGHAN | Photographer
STEPHANE RIENDEAU | Videographer
Stephane is an accomplished mountain man with experience that ranges from the lower 48 to Alaska. Stephane has been producing and shooting winter action sport movies for over 10 years. He oversees all stages of film development including: story development, script writing, casting, shooting, editing and screening. He has worked with Warren Miller, MTV, HBO, Outside Television, TSN and many more. Stephane owns Tough Guy Productions www.facebook.com/Tough-Guy-Productions.
JEFF SCOTT | Co-founder, Consultant, Video Editor
Jeff assisted with the development of Soul Rides and snow science research projects. After a snowboarding accident in 2010 left him quadriplegic Jeff continues to be a vital force in the winter sport community. Jeff established Live It! Love It! Foundation www.liveitloveit.org which facilitates adventure and outdoor recreation opportunities for persons with disabilities. Jeff is also the President of SKADI Foundation www.skadifoundation.com dedicated to the advancement of motorized mountain survival. Jeff continues to work with Soul Rides as a Consultant and Video Editor.