The Staff

We are pleased to have a great staff team, that represents over 80 years combined experience in tourism, guiding and hospitality industry. We have more team members who work with us on a seasonal part time basis. Join us and experience our passion for our work and this place we call home!

Christine Hollmann, Founder, Executive Director

Christine Hollmann, Founder, Executive Director

Christine is an outstanding adventure leader and educator who has worked in international youth development and adventure tourism as facilitator, guide, tours and programs director and manager since the mid 90’s. Christine is a creative and resourceful program planner with talents in building unique outdoor and adventure learning environments for people from all walks of life. Her adventure based workshops for students in alternate school settings have earned her a solid reputation as a leader in out-of-the box learning.

With a BA in Psychology from UBC and a recently completed B. Ed /Teacher Certification from SFU, Christine brings a strong human relations and group process aspect to our programs, along with organizational and business management skills. Other technical and process skill certificates include Wilderness First Aid, Adventure Learning with Youth, Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Instructor and business management credentials. Christine is a highly knowledgeable about the Desolation Sound area and is particularly passionate about the indigenous history in our region.

Christine was lucky enough to grow up in Powell River, and her early adventures were outdoors with her family, whether in the garden, taking extended boat trips, searching for chanterelles, camping or hiking. Today she gets outside with her family on a regular basis, doing much of the same things she did as a child.

Christine is a founding Director of Terracentric and manages the daily operations of the business and continues to deliver front-line programming as well as mentoring for new guides.

Jan Roemer - Senior Guide

Jan Roemer - Senior Guide

Jan has been guiding on British Columbia’s West Coast since 1993 with his own company as well as for others. He has hiked the entire Sunshine Coast Trail and the West Coast Trail many times and has paddled in spectacular areas on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and of course extensively in our Desolation Sound and Toba Inlet region. With his other work outside of guiding including fisheries, forestry, and Coast Guard, Jan has a wealth of knowledge about the coast and its ecosystems and is adept at sharing his deep love of this region with visitors. He is also a great cook and loves to surprise people with his culinary delights on multiday tours!

Jan lives in Powell River with his family, and is now with Terracentric full time, after working with us part time since 2005. You will find him either on the Zodiac running our boat tours, paddling on our school group and multiday trips, on the trail or building for our recreation infrastructure contracts.

Hannah Boudreau- Office Staff

Hannah Boudreau- Office Staff

Hannah has been a key part of Terracentric since 2018, working in our office after she completed the Adventure Tourism and Recreation Certificate program at VIU. She gets great satisfaction from helping others discover this beautiful part of the world and is motivated by a desire to help protect what we have here.

What our guests are saying about us...

"We had an enjoyable day touring Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park on a 6 person zodiac boat. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area and enjoyed sharing stories and information. The tour included a yummy lunch, much of it from the guides own garden."