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.
Anna grew up in Port Hardy, and has recently moved back after living in Vancouver, Victoria, and southern California for many years. She has a passion for nature, conservation, animals (especially horses), gardening, and adventure. Anna spent much of her childhood roaming the beaches and forests of Storey’s Beach (10 minutes outside of Port Hardy), which created a true love and respect for our oceans, wildlife, and forests. While living in southern California she worked in the professional yacht industry and has plenty of experience in hospitality and tourism. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Communications from Royal Roads University and a Certificate in Horticulture from Orange Coast Community College.
Kristina has called Port Hardy home for the last 28 years. She started "Cove," a surf, skate, and snowboarding retail store in Port Hardy in 2008. Kristina is also a local real estate agent and investor. She loves everything outdoors and being active. Her lifetime spent on the north island has given Kristina a wealth of local knowledge and practical experience. She will often be found hiking, kayaking, camping, and walking her great dane, Tucker.
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.