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Our Directors

 

Robert Evis
Robb is one of the founding members of Paddlefoot Inc. and Wilderness Safety Systems, and continues in the role of Director and Head Instructor. Robb started PaddleFoot with an extensive background in Wilderness Tripping and has been leading Outdoor Adventure Programs for over 20 years.  Robb grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Western Ontario.  Today, Robb is a certified instructor for Rescue 3 International, Wilderness Medical Associates International, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and Raven Rescue.
As an Ontario certified Paramedic, Robb truly enjoys his work in pre-hospital care as a part-time employee of the Muskoka Ambulance Service when he is not in the field.  Robb’s work providing medical and rescue support in remote areas, throughout Canada and such places as Africa, Borneo, Guyana and Costa Rica, makes him the ideal person to join any team requiring a versatile member.  Robb has recently received Camera Operator and Sound Technician credits on several TV productions requiring “out of the ordinary” skill sets. And perhaps in his most important job to date, Robb is father of two boys who would say he is an expert Lego Engineer, story-teller and tree-fort Architect.

 

Susan O’Rorke Evis
Sue is a founder and co-owner of PaddleFoot and WSS, and lives in Muskoka, Ontario.  Growing up in Toronto, Sue graduated from Havergal College, and holds a degree from King’s College University.  Beginning her Canoe Tripping life as a camper at Taylor Statten Camps, Sue went on to guide and work in the outdoor community; instructing clients such as Princeton University, the Royal Ontario Museum,  the Wikwemikong First Nations Leadership Program, MacMaster University and Outward Bound, to name a few.  Her ‘claims to fame’ include a 52 day Canoe Expedition, Canadian National Whitewater Rafting Championship title and her favourite hobby as a Lead Singer in her band the Muskoka Minks.  Sue is also trained as an Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, and has been instructing Remote and Practical Medicine since 1998 as a Wilderness Medical Associates Instructor. While Sue still works in the field when opportunity presents itself, she is currently working for the PaddleFoot and WSS Administration and managing the new Lodge.  Sue is also a proud parent to two young boys, in addition to all the kids that she parents “part-time” during the summer months when they are with PaddleFoot!