Leonie holds a B.Sc. in Biological Science from the University of Rostock, Germany, and has been working in Marine Mammal Research, Marine Ecotourism, and Education and Outreach for the last seven years. Over the last three years she has been working on Humpback Whale research projects with the Alaska Whale Foundation in Southeast Alaska and Cetacea Lab in the Great Bear Rainforest. Leonie has always felt a strong connection to the ocean and is eager to help protecting it. She is a passionate diver and earned her Level 1 Kayak Guide certification in 2016.
When Rebecca first arrived on Salt Spring Island in 2011, she knew she found home. Turning to a simpler life, she designed and help build a tiny house where she currently lives. In addition to exploring the sea by kayak and hiking in the mountains, she spends her time practicing and teaching yoga and gained her 800 hour teacher training certification. Rebecca has completed her Level 1 Guide course with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC. In September 2017 she finished hiking the 4,000 km Pacific Crest Trail and is very excited about the next adventure, kayaking north to Alaska.