She manages a wildlife education non-profit by day, and in her free time she shares her love of the great outdoors through her passion project called Hikes Near Vancouver. Leading a local community hiking group as part of this platform keeps her connected and motivated to always be learning about the latest issues surrounding outdoor recreation. She’s stoked to up her game this year with new skills training including scrambling, mountaineering and ice climbing. Learn more about Kristine’s adventures at hikesnearvancouver.ca.
Kristine would spend every waking moment on the trails, on a bike, in a kayak or on her snowboard if she could. Ever since her first real hike up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2006, Kristine has been obsessed with hiking most of all. As an environment conservationist by profession, she is always looking for new ways to help others develop a connection with the wonderous natural world that surrounds us.