Melodie started Denman Hornby Canoes and Kayaks Ltd. in 2003. She is both a certified kayak guide and canoe instructor. While going to Simon Fraser University, she worked in outdoor education with children at Strathcona Park Lodge where she met her husband Mario. They have three children; Chelsea, Nick and Marco. She has taught a variety of ages from grade 3 to 12 and enjoys working with seniors. One of her passions is showing guests our amazing islands.
Chelsea has guided for the past two seasons, when she is not training for elite level volleyball. She attends university in Langley, and is studying human kinetics. Her team won Canadian University Nationals this past season. She learned to hand roll a kayak at age 12 at Strathcona Lodge where her grandfather started the first outdoor education training program there. Chelsea’s stories of the islands from childhood, combined with her science background makes for interesting paddling conversations. She attended Denman Island Community School and enjoys working with people of all ages.