Lynsey Dyer, Spokesperson
What hasn’t Lynsey Dyer done? The 27-year-old has won every big-mountain competition she’s ever entered including the overall Extreme skiing tour in 2005. She’s appeared in Warren Miller and Teton Gravity Research films, and this winter, she was awarded Female Skier of the Year by Powder Magazine. She’s hosted a handful of television shows for NBC and ESPN, and even appeared on Good Morning America. In 2006 She co-founded the non-profit She Jumps, which seeks to get girls into outdoor sports and offers avalanche safety and learn-to-ski clinics. Lynsey grew up ski racing in Sun Valley, Idaho, and went on to win a downhill gold in the Junior Olympics. She majored in graphic design while ski racing at Montana State University and has designed a signature line of clothing and ski graphics for Rossignol and Eddie Bauer. Living in Jackson, Wyoming, Lynsey is always seeking balance between her art and design, training as an athlete and non-profit work. “I can’t imagine it any other way,” She says of making a life out of the things she loves, “You can’t tell little girls to go follow their passions without putting yourself out there too right? I’m doing my best to walk the walk myself.”
Brady Clarke, Photographer
Brady’s life has revolved around the ocean for most of his life. His passion has taken him around the world surfing, sailing, fishing, diving, and photographing the world’s oceans. Born in British Columbia, he spent nearly a decade guiding whale watching excursions in both Victoria and Tofino, BC. It was during this time that an interest in photography evolved into a passion and a career. Brady’s goal is to capture the beauty, fury, and vulnerability of the sea. With his art, he attempts to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding in humanity, as to the reality of our impact upon the earth.(www.bradyclarkephotography.com)
Jeremy Koreski, Camera Operator / Photographer
Jeremy is a professional photographer based on Vancouver Island. Born and raised in the town of Tofino, his work can be found in a wide variety of editorial, commercial and fine art collections. With a singular style that sees west coast culture and ecology through the intensely artistic values of his contemporaries, Jeremy has become one of the leading recorders of outdoor life in Canada.(www.jeremykoreski.com)
Jack Madro, Team Logistics / Technical Support
Jack caught the aquatic and scientific bug at an early age. If he was not at a lake, river, or ocean investigating aquatic life, he was tinkering or modifying equipment to try to make it work better. He formed a number of businesses that involved commercial and recreational diving, whale watching, and marketing. In the past 35 years, he and his team have been responsible for training over 7000 scuba divers in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Jack’s consulting and business interests have taken him throughout the world. In the diving industry, he has become recognized as the “go to guy” for resort and business operations. Problem solving, leadership and teamwork, are his forte. “If it is broken, we will try to fix it, if it is garbage, we will recycle it, or take it out.” Jack sees challenges as the “Spice of life.”
SSI Instructor Certifier, IANTD Technical Instructor, PADI Master Instructor, and St. John’s Medic First Aid Instructor
Alessandro Rossi, Underwater Camera Operator
Alex grew up in Switzerland, as an apprentice to a Luthier. After establishing himself as an expert hand craftsman of violins, a fateful sailing trip to Sri Lanka changed his life forever. Overwhelmed by his newfound passion for the oceans, Alex became a technical dive instructor and has never looked back. Since then, Alex has spent the last decade filming extensively throughout the northern and southern hemispheres. He is fluent in Swiss Italian, Swiss German, Italian, English, and French.
InnerSpace Systems: Megalodon Rebreather Diver, TDI Technical Instructor: Technical Diving International, PADI Master Instructor, and DAN Medic First Aid Instructor
Philippe Rouget, Lead Biologist
Philippe Rouget, (B.Sc., M.Sc., R.P.Biol.) is a senior marine biologist in Golder Associates’ Victoria Office and program coordinator for Golder’s Marine Service Group. Specializing in coastal marine ecology and marine mammal acoustics, he has over nine years of experience in designing and managing multi-disciplinary marine biological research programs. Mr. Rouget has over four years of experience as a marine consultant acting as marine biology lead on various EA, EIA, EIS and environmental monitoring projects, and managing field programs both in Canada and abroad. His work includes comprehensive biophysical assessments of marine and shoreline habitat, benthic community sampling, marine mammal surveys, underwater noise assessments, noise modelling, resource evaluations, biological monitoring/mitigation projects, habitat compensation programs, environmental documentation, technical report preparation and literature-based review for marine related projects. He has participated in marine environmental impact assessments and permitting services associated with marine foreshore development projects, including offshore oil and gas, alternative energy, residential development, and port facilities. Relevant to these services, he has authored or co-authored various supporting reports, as well as multiple peer-reviewed journal articles. Mr. Rouget also acts as founder and director of the Coastal Wildlife Research Foundation, an international nonprofit research organization specializing in marine mammal studies. He is fluent in English and French.