Yo (Johannes) Zwart
Co-owner Johannes Zwart, or Yo as he’s usually known, has nearly 30 years of experience as a guide: canoeing, dog-sledding, rafting and many other skills, make him a well-rounded Team Leader. Yo also has a Kinesiology degree from Western, and a diploma from the prestigious adventure tourism program at University College of the Caribou (now Thompson Rivers University). He trains and certifies most of our guides.
Gina has almost 30 years as an entrepreneur. The resulting strong business skills complement her professional career as a graphic designer, content developer and marketing wizard. More than that, when Gina is not on the phone helping you with your trip, or managing the office, she may be taking a group down the river as an intermediate level guide.
Cory has been river guide with Wild Blue Yonder since 2003. One day a young guy in a toque, fresh from the College of the Rockies, walked up to us at a trade show and asked for a job. Cory has long been a member of the Wild Blue Yonder family, and has also guided canoe trips, rock climbing, caving and canyoneering. As lovable as he is talented, Cory truly has a passion for running rivers and showing people a great time!
Freeman started rafting when he was 5... because his Mom started a rafting company! He's been working for Wild Blue Yonder ever since (well, maybe since he was 10). A river guide since 2010, Freeman has trained and worked on the Ottawa River, the Colorado River (yes, in the Grand Canyon!), the Rio Pacure in Costa Rica, the Tully River in Australia, and on rivers in Patagonia and Morocco! During the winter months, Freeman can often be found trotting around the globe.
Annie is from Preston in the UK. In 2013, she decided to take a break from work and learn something new. An experienced climber, becoming a rafting guide was a natural fit. She successfully completed our Guide Training Program and is now in her fourth summer with Wild Blue Yonder. When she's not in a boat, you'll find Annie managing our Revelstoke office!
Elaine has come over from New Zealand for two years with the goal of experiencing the best of what Canada has to offer. With a love for all things outdoors, she has decided to kick off her overseas adventure by coming to spend the summer with us in the Revelstoke office!
Antoine Fef Villefer
Antoine is originally from France and has joined us in Revelstoke as a safety kayaker.
Quinn is from Edmonton, and this is her 3rd year with Wild Blue Yonder. An avid rock climber, Quinn just graduated from the prestigious Victoria School of Performing Arts, making her our resident Theatre Expert Quinn first went rafting when she was only 8 but had to wait to turn 18 to train as a guide! Her rookie year has been a long time in coming!
Wild Blue Yonder Rafting is a white water rafting company offering class 2 3 4 rafting trips in Revelstoke and in Grande Cache, Alberta. Trips are half-day, full day and overnight.