Meet Our New On the Land Programs Consultant!
We are excited to welcome our new team member, Rachel Cluderay as the On the Land Programs Consultant! Rachel was born and raised in Somba K’e, Denedeh and is of Cree ancestry. She is a Paddle Canada certified Lake Canoe Instructor Trainer and Sea Kayak Level 1 Skills Instructor. You may have already met Rachel at a course or on a trip as she has been teaching and guiding across the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut since 2013.
In 2016, she guided a 7-day canoe trip on the picturesque North Arm of Great Slave Lake. To further her experience with white water paddling and guiding, Rachel spent two seasons based in Norman Wells planning logistics, preparing food and gear, and guiding 2-week canoe expeditions in the Mackenzie Mountains.
In 2019, Rachel completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specializing in Entrepreneurship at the University of Victoria to further understand the business side of land-based program operations. She took a month break to explore some international landscapes in Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland in 2016. This sparked Rachel’s interest in international travel which led to her academic exchange at Mahidol University in Thailand where she was immersed in Thai culture for four months. Rachel’s passion is creating connections on the land to reinforce a sense of community and confidence. Rachel is happy to be returning to Somba K’e as the new On the Land Programs Consultant working to develop accessible opportunities across the territory to connect on the land. In her free time, you can find Rachel skijoring with her pups, paddling with friends, or curled up with a book.
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