The Green Coast Team
Bryce Klee. Owner & Guide.
Since I was just a pup I have been fascinated by wild creatures and the places they live. My parents can attest to the rows of carefully organized animal figurines that lined my bedroom, divided into their natural environments and likely poised for the hunter-prey showdown that would inevitably ensue. I was very fortunate to be exposed to nature throughout my childhood and will be forever grateful to my family for enabling so many inspiring moments.
After leaving the nest I spent a great deal of time travelling throughout South America, Asia, and Africa while experimenting with just about every job in the book. I was inspired to pursue tourism and guiding when I realized how well it combined my skills, passions, and ambitions. Haida Gwaii had been on my radar for years as a wild and mystical place to one day explore. So, given the opportunity to re-shape my vision for the future, I committed to ingraining myself in the culture, community, and environment of the archipelago about which I had so long been curious. Upon arriving in Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii I was inspired by the physical beauty of the landscape and the deep connection to nature that many of the inhabitants share. I am incredibly excited to share in the natural and cultural treasure that Haida Gwaii has to offer with all my guests, family and friends (the distinction often gets blurry).
Ashley Berte. Guide.
As an outdoor enthusiast I have spent most of my adult life living out of backpacks, kayaks, panniers, suitcases and totes.. I am a strong believer in living a life of continued exploration, education and growth. I have been fortunate enough to work, travel, paddle, dive, hike, explore and experience over 30 countries on this beautiful planet.. so far.
I have been guiding on BC’s West Coast for the last 5 years, and have been lucky enough to paddle from North Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert in 2017, which allowed me to experience just a fraction of the magic and wildness the Central Coast of BC has to offer. As a Sea Kayak Guide, it is my pleasure to take other outdoor enthusiasts into BC’s beautiful back country and share a collaborative, wilderness adventure that we can all remember
Mateo Cariglino. Guide.
Meet Mateo. He's a coastie through and through. Mateo has explored much of the Sunshine Coast in BC for kayak guiding and hops hemispheres in the winter to kayak guide in New Zealand. Originally hailing from Port Coquitlam, BC, his studies eventually lead him to the oasis that is Haida Gwaii. Like many, his reverrence for the archipelago's beauty and community values continues to bring him back. Most importantly, he is more than keen to share all the natural splendor and stories that these islands have to offer.
Trevor Jones. Guide.
Born and raised in Alberta, I quickly fell in love with the ocean after spending some time on the east and west coasts of Canada at a young age. This love for saltwater has drawn me to many different coastlines around the world since such as Hawaii, Australia & Morocco. Since moving to BC, I have spent the last 2 seasons sea kayak guiding in multiple locations around Vancouver island. During the off-season I do my best to explore what this incredible province has to offer via skiing and paddling while I primarily study Business & Tourism at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. I look forward to seeing you on the water!
Kevin Ucci. Guide.
Growing up in Northern Ontario, I have always had a passion for the water, especially the two great lakes of Huron and Superior that meet close to my hometown of Elliot Lake. As an eighteen-year-old I headed west to Rocky Mountains of Canada where I obtained a Diploma in Adventure Tourism from College of the Rockies in Golden, BC. Since then, I have spent eight seasons guiding on the coast of British Columbia in areas such as the Broken Group Islands, Clayoquot Sound, Johnstone Straight and the Broughton Archipelago. Along with eight seasons in British Columbia, I have spent one season guiding in the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand. Some of my accomplishments on the water include a trip up the central coast from Bella Bella to Prince Rupert as well as a circumnavigation of Moresby Island, which allowed me to see the entire coastline of Gwaii Haanas. The seasonal work of Sea kayaking has allowed me to visit many beautiful countries with Nepal, Colombia and the Philippines topping my list of favorites. My biggest passion aside from the marine environment is skiing around the towns of Nelson and Golden, BC. I look forward to seeing you out on the water this season.
Join Our Team
We are always interested in learning more about potential Lead and Assistant kayak guides. If you would like to guide with Green Coast in 2018, please e-mail us your cover letter and resume to begin a conversation. Please note that any applicant must have the appropriate certifications with either the ACSKG or the SKABC.