Welcome on board with ISKGA J.F. Marleau. JF has been involved in discussions with ISKGA for several months now and this recently culminated with a trip to Cornwall where these discussions were further embedded in a very positive outcome for both ISKGA and commercial guiding in North America. JF shall be heading up ISKGA in Canada and is ideally situated on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island.
A little bit more about JF:
JF has taught kayaking and has been guiding expeditions on a full time professional basis across Canada since 1998. He is a certified Level 4 Guide & Guide Trainer and Examiner with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC).
JF was vice-president of the SKGABC for 14 years and is a certified Level 4 Instructor and Level 3 Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada. JF is a pioneer of kayak fishing in Canada. He holds many diplomas, including a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from Laval University. JF is the author of several books and training manuals and wrote the kayak fishing chapter in John’s Dowd classic book Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring.
JF runs SKILS (www.skils.ca), Canada's premiere sea kayaking training centre. If you have never met JF before, it is easy to pick him out of the crowd as his strong French accent and passion for life cannot hide him for long.
Jean-Francois(JF) Marleau Certified SKGABC Lead Guide Level 4, Guide Trainer and Examiner Certified Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor, Level 3 Instructor Trainer Sea Kayak Instruction and Leadership Systems Ltd (SKILS) www.skils.ca...