Lise Brown, Facilitator and Owner
Lise Brown, BRS, RSW, MSW, began her career at camps in Manitoba as an outdoor educator and guide. Lise completed a Bachelor of Recreation in 2001, a Masters of Social Work in 2007 at the University of Manitoba, a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy in 2012, and the Forest School Practitioner training in 2015. Lise combines these areas of practice to provide clinical direction, facilitate groups and counsel individuals both in urban and wilderness environments with a focus on physical and emotional safety, successful participation, fun, meaningful activity and group cohesion. Lise is on the Forest School of Canada Facilitator team with the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada and sits on the board of the Association for Experiential Education.
Sara Harrison, Facilitator and Owner
Sara Harrison, BA, ACP, EMT, has been sharing experiences with clients in remote areas since 1998. She has an undergraduate degree in Criminology, completed the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training Program, is a graduate of the Applied Counselling Program and is a provincially licensed EMT. Sara instructs Paddle Canada canoe and kayak courses as well as Sirius Wilderness Medicine courses. She specializes in leadership development, risk management and the design and implementation therapeutic adventure, outdoor education and recreation programs across Manitoba.
Allison has a Bachelor of Arts in Adventure Education, is a licensed Merchant Mariner Captain, and is a sailing instructor through the American Sailing Association. Over the past 10 years Allison has worked in a wide variety of outdoor settings providing instruction and outdoor education to varying demographics. She is passionate about educating all people on the beneﬁts and joys that come from outdoor experiences.
Tavia McKinnon, Director of Youth Programs
Tavia McKinnon, BSW, RSW, is a bilingual social work graduate from the Université de Saint-Boniface. She mentors, counsels, and leads Momenta clients in a variety of therapeutic adventure programs. She values fun and authenticity in her work, and is passionate about helping individuals, families and groups build healthy relationships and spend more time outside.
Adrian Alphonso, Director of Clear Paths
Adrian is passionate about indigenous perspective cycling programs, and leads on Treaty One Territory land, to honour reconciliation. He delivers inclusive, accessible cycling programs with the goal of inspiring a connection to the land. He has devoted his life to a journey of discovering. He is a commuter, a coach, a professional stunt rider (Trials), a bicycle technician, a passionate guide and ultimately, dedicated to the outdoors.
Maddie wants to share the benefits of taking children outside to learn, to connect people with the plants, animals, and spirits of the land. Maddie is an Early Childhood Educator, certified Forest School Practitioner and holds a diploma in Behavioural Science.
Zev is a graduate of the Adventure Guide Diploma at Thompson Rivers University. He is very passionate about facilitating growth, and providing new experiences in the outdoors. He is a certified guide and instructor in a number of different activities and environments.
We take pride in mentoring program participants who are interested in outdoor education and youth work to progress into volunteer and staff positions with our organization.