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 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 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.
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.
Christine Parsons - Office Manager & Programming Assistant
Christine has been working with Terracentric since 2021 and brings a wealth of experience working in the recreation industry. Christine enjoys working with people from all over the world helping them find ways to connect with nature. When Christine is not in the office you can usually find her running, hiking or out on the water.
Simon has lived all over the world. His intro to guiding on boats started in the canals of Amsterdam where he lived for 3 years. He piloted for a non-profit organization called the St. Nicolas Boat club. Simon worked in the service industry in Australia, the UK, the Netherlands and the Caribbean also visiting South America and Africa. Simon returned to Canada from 6 years of travel in 2003 and became a flight attendant for Westjet, looking after guests at 40,000 ft for 16 years. Leading cabin management and training in emergency preparedness were an intrigal part of his career. During that time he lived on his sailboat, piloted vessels for Aquabus in Vancouver and continued exploring the world. His certifications range from Coastal Skipper to Crew Resource Management and speaks french. Simon has been apart of Terracentric since 2019, taking guests on Namu, our Zodiac, into Desolation Sound and beyond. Simon believes that travel and adventure is the best way to learn about people, the natural world and yourself.