Chris Kaipio: Producer and Co-host
Chris Kaipio has been working in the adventure guiding industry as a guide, instructor, trainer, manager and consultant for the past thirty-two years.
What drives Chris is his passion for delivering exceptional experiences. Chris has delivered adventure to thousands of guests while guiding hiking, biking, teaching canoeing and skiing. He has also trained hundreds of guides and instructors and guides in leadership, risk management, relationship building, customer service and experience delivery.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Mountain Guides and the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC. He founded and co-chairs the ACMG Stewardship and Access Committees.
In 2020, Chris contributed the Stewardship and Interpretation Chapters for the ACMG Core Skills manual.
He has also developed the Managing Risk on Snow risk management training program for the Whistler Blackcomb Snow School. Parts of this program have also been used to train staff working in Whistler’s Bike Park as well as other Bike Parks in the US.
In 2016, Chris developed and launched the Day Guide Certification Program on behalf of the Recreational Canoeing Association of BC. He also worked with the development committee on the Expedition Guide program as well re-writing RCABC’s waiver.
He has also written the book Power to Influence: How to get the best out of yourself and others, which is available on Amazon.
Jordy Shepherd: Co-Host
Jordy is an internationally certified Mountain Guide, guide trainer, an avalanche educator, rescue specialist, and a former park warden.
Jordy currently serves as the Vice President of the Association of Mountain guides. He has been on the ACMG Board of Directors for more than a decade as the Rockies Director. Jordy founded the ACMG Mentorship and Public Engagement and Services Committee, and serves as the Chair on both committees. He is also a member of the Scholarship Committee.
His work experience includes Canadian Avalanche Association Course Leader for Avalanche Search and Rescue Advanced Skills, Provincial Park Ranger, National Park Warden, wildlife conflict specialist, wildland and structural firefighter, mountain and industrial rescue specialist, heli-skiing operations
manager and lead guide, and licensed real estate agent.
In addition to all of his work in the adventure guiding industry, Jordy runs a successful real estate company in Canmore Alberta where he currently lives with is family.