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Summary of Skills

  • Extensive mountain travel experience in avalanche terrain throughout the world.

  • Broad scope development and application of applied risk management plans for transportation, mechanized ski operations and many feature films.

  • Strong leadership in avalanche rescue. 

  • Advanced detail assessments in snow stability, avalanche hazard forecasting, and risk treatment avalanche control. 

  • Exceptional communication skills and teaching abilities.

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn.


Education / Qualifications

  • Forest Technologist Lakehead University

  • Professional Member Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA)

  • Blasting Certificate WorkSafe BC

  • Avalanche Operations Level 3 Canadian Avalanche Association 

  • ISO 31000 Risk Management Risk Results Consulting Inc.

  • Full Ski Guide Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

  • Assistant Alpine Guide Association of Canadian Mountain Guides 

  • Adv. Avalanche Hazard Mapping Canadian Avalanche Association

  • Advanced Avalanche Rescue Manuel Genswein / CAA

  • Advanced Protocol 1st Aid Training Peak Emergency Response Training

  • Incident Command System 200 Justice Institute of BC

  • Class 236 Drivers Licence ICBC


Employment History / Experience


Senior Avalanche Officer, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 

November 2008- present

  • Co-design and implementation of British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation avalanche risk management framework, providing reliability and avalanche safety for all highway users.

  • Established consolatory avalanche risk communication between all stakeholders through training, procedures, guidelines and quality assurances.


Mountain Safety Consultant, Safetywrangler Inc.

May 1992 - Present

  • Coordinated mountain risk reduction measures for numerous feature motion pictures, commercials, video’s and television programs throughout the world.


Co-founder – Head Guide, Baldface Lodge 

October 2000–May 2008

  • Developed avalanche risk management principles, framework and process’s.

  • Leading avalanche treatment program: snow stability analysis, hazard forecasting, risk evaluation and avalanche controls.

  • Managing, hiring, training 18 guides to work with 36 guests per day.


Advanced Avalanche Search and Rescue Instructor, Level Two Instructor, Level One Course Leader, Canadian Avalanche Association Training Schools 

January 1996- Present

  • Organized and led several 8 day courses in Japan, Lake Louise, Fernie & Whistler.

  • Instructed many courses in Roger’s Pass, Golden, Fernie, Japan, Lake Louise, and Whistler.


Parks Canada Avalanche Rescue Delegate Speaker, International Commission for Alpine Rescue

September 2012- July 2015

  • Poland

  • Croatia

  • United States


Published Writer

October 2009- December 2015

  • Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose by Bruce Kay; ‘Paradigm Shift`. 

  • Transworld Snowboarding Magazine; `Safety Meeting`; 6 columns`.

  • Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine; `9 Seconds in a Size 4 Avalanche`.


Governance Committee, Canadian Avalanche Association

2013 – Present

  • Board Member 


Education Committee, Canadian Avalanche Association

2005 - 2013

  • Board Member 


Ethics Committee, Canadian Avalanche Association

2000 – 2005

  • Board Member 


Avalanche Safety Knowledge, Owner

December 1991- February 2000

  • Designed and delivered a curriculum of, five day advanced recreational courses, completed by over 200 students.

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