The People

Derek Jean, BASc

Derek Jean is the founder of Expeditions for Life. He is an accomplished craftsman, sailor and wilderness guide. His leadership aspirations for Expeditions for Life reflect the cultural mentoring model of the 8 shields Institute. Derek acknowledges the teachings of Jon Young, Ramana Maharshi and H.W.L. Poonja for inspiration and guidance in his work.

Jane West, BRecL, TRS

Jane West joins the Expeditions for Life team with a strong background in recreation therapy. Her passion for connecting with people in the outdoors and sharing her love of wilderness expeditions has been leading her on her life’s journey. Jane’s career in recreation has come full circle from the self-development model of Outward Bound, to the realm of eco-tourism and now into wilderness therapy.