Chris is a man of many talents! He is from Lake Tahoe, California and spent many years in the professional ski industry before making the transition to captaining private sport-fishing yachts. This career in the high-end hospitality world had Chris frequently running trips in California, east coast Mexico, and Alaska.  For the last five years Chris has made Port Hardy his home. In his free time he spends countless hours volunteering/skiing at Mount Cain and is a member of the board of directors.  He enjoys walking his dogs, and going on north island adventures. He loves the water and has a vast amount of experience surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, diving, and running boats. Chris has a conversational understanding of Spanish and German, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in German from the University of Utah. 


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Leia hails from Kemptville, Ontario, making her move to the west coast in 2015. After a number of years travelling to and from the North Island on weekends, Leia moved to be in Port Hardy full time in the spring of 2019. She comes to our team with the financial assistance of the Canada Summer Jobs grant for summer 2019. Over the years, Leia’s work has been focused on heritage projects in museums and in collaboration with First Nations, and she is excited to bring some of her history knowledge to the tours. When she isn’t sightseeing with our groups Leia spends her time skiing, biking, running, or sitting on her porch with a good book.


Cove Adventure Tours received financial assistance from the Canada Summer Jobs Funding to hire our newest Guide for our season in 2019. We thank the Government of Canada for their assistance in enhancing our team through this grant.