Kevin Bradshaw

Kevin has lived in Ucluelet, British Columbia since 2002, where he has been honing his craft as a professional Sea Kayaking Guide.

He is a Level 3 Guide and Guide Trainer with Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC (SKGABC) and a Sea Kayaking Instructor with Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems (SKILS).

He has paddled in numerous locations around British Columbia, Vancouver Island, and Costa Rica. He is truly at home in the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound, British Columbia.

Kevin is Head Guide and Operations Manager for Hello Nature Adventure Tours and oversees training and safety.

Phill Padgham

Phill is born and raised in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Phil grew up kayaking all around the Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and developed a deep passion for being on the water.  He is a Level 3 Guide with the SKGABC and now works on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Barkley and Clayoquot Sound.

He has enjoyed guiding for the past five years and feels the best part of his job is making people laugh and seeing people enjoy nature, or as he likes to call it “Neature”!  His skills and great sense of humour make his tours unforgettable.

Wyatt Funk

Wyatt grew up on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the village of Cumberland, British Columbia.

Since his graduation from secondary school, Wyatt has pursued Marine Biology and Sustainable Tourism. He hopes to bring the best of both along on his tours as a sea kayak guide in Ucluelet, British Columbia.

Wyatt is an AOG (Assistant Overnight Guide) with the SKGABC.


West Coast born and raised, Chrysta is a AOG certified guide with the SKGABC that has enjoyed multiple seasons guiding on both the West Coast (Mayne Island) and the East Coast (Halifax).

She is an avid paddler, outdoor enthusiast and musician, most likely to be found singing some tune or plucking away at an instrument. She is passionate about helping people explore this fantastic coast line and find some peace along the way.


Isabelle was born and raised on the island, and is lucky to call Victoria her home. Graduated from Westcoast Adventure College, she loves the outdoors, and it’s her favourite place to learn and teach. Isabelle has been paddling for 8 years, and is very excited to spend her second season kayak guiding in Ucluelet! One thing to know about Isabelle… She never leaves the house without a bar of chocolate!

Jody Steeves

Grew up camping in forty below to forty above in prairie extremes. Became interested in the tourism/guiding lifestyle two years ago when hired at remote lodge in northern Manitoba where she fell in love with the wilderness and wildlife. She is an animal enthusiast and has enjoyed watching tiger and leopard behaviors in Rajasthan and Rhinos in Assam in her off season. This season she begin her adventures with kayak guiding, and will end with Grizzly Bear Viewing in the Rockies.