Gerard and Tina share a passion for the outdoors and have over 20 years of paddling (white water kayaking, sea kayaking and river touring), hiking, rock-climbing and mountaineering experience in Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the USA. .
Gerard had a background in secondary school teaching/outdoor education and is a graduate of the Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training Centre (1997). Tina is a competent all-round outdoors person with graduate qualifications in Outdoor Education. Gerard and Tina live in Brisbane with their two children and regularly paddle with the Sandgate Canoe Club.