Our team is handpicked from people who have shown a dedication and deep understanding of Flow in their respective fields and lives. The team have lived, breathed, studied, practiced and coached Flow for many years. Put simply, we walk the walk, and love doing it.
We are experts in our own domain and committed to increasing Flow in our own lives and the lives of others. We have an unprecedented respect for Flow, what it can accomplish, and the impact flow training can spread through people’s lives. We all seek to understand this exceptional state with greater clarity and practical application. We are part of a growing community of Flow Seekers.
We look forward to meeting you.
Meet Our Coaches & Trainers
Cameron is a coach, entrepreneur, author and keynote speaker. He has been a junior British tennis player, and awarded the Outstanding Academic Achievement Prize for reports surrounding flow and performance. Cameron has coached numerous World Champions, executives, entrepreneurs, and high profile military personnel. Recently, he secured a publishing deal with MacMillan and agent Curtis Brown for a book on finding Flow. Cameron has been a successful entrepreneur for over 15 years. He first founded and managed a UK adventure sports tour operator, Active Adventures Ltd. In 2013, Cameron founded The Flow Centre to align his training and passions and put Flow in the public eye.
Sue has extensively researched Flow, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches. With her mentor and the founder of Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sue has written the popular book on Flow for athletes and coaches, Flow in Sports; The Keys to Optimal Experiences and Performances . In addition, Sue has an extensive publication record on flow in sport, and has worked in academic positions in sport and exercise psychology for many years. She has developed a suite of Flow Scales and self-report instruments that have applicability across a diverse range of settings. Sue is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Member of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists of the APS.
John was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his role in education. Since 1980, John fulfilled a wide range of roles at Geelong Grammar School, including Acting Principal. He has been instrumental in the School’s development of Positive Education and founded the School’s Relationship Reparation Programme. John has also enjoyed a long and distinguished cricket career.
Hazel was the British junior champion six times and is considered one of the best female climbers worldwide. Hazel is better known for more adventurous trad climbing. She was the first British women to climb E9, first British women to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite and has put up first ascents all over the world. Hazel is also one of the top female sport climbers in the UK; with her ascent of Fisheye she was the first British women to climb 8c. She has a strong passion for teaching and psychology, showcased through the multitude of mental training work she does for climbers.
Elena Sosa Tejerina
Elena has been working with athletes, managers, artists and creative minds since 2007. She is a sports psychologist and worked in the high performance industry throughout Spain, UK and USA, currently working with some of the best female tennis players in the world. Elena underwent her Bachelors degree in Psychology in Madrid Complutense University. She went on to study a MSc in Sports Psychology and High Performance from Autonomous University of Barcelona. Elena is also a trained CoActive Coach through CTI.
Matt is a Flow Coach, trainer, and speaker on topics surrounding elite leadership and performing under pressure. As a naval fighter pilot and Senior Officer in the Royal Navy, he was the team leader responsible for coaching and instructing future jet pilots and their instructors to excel and reach exacting standards of behaviour and performance under severe pressure (Top Gun). Although Matt’s experience is vast in working with CEOs, executives and performers of many types, he specialises in contexts where the human-machine relationship demands excellence.
Steve has over 20 years experience as an educator, innovator, leader and coach and is incredibly passionate about how the intersection of technology, play, education, psychology and neuroscience can positively impact humanity. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Education, a Master of Education and is a certified Flow coach. Steve has been widely recognised for innovation in education
Meet the TFC Ambassadors
Tom Carroll is widely known as one of the best surfers of all time. He is a two time world champion, considered the best surfer to ever surf the infamous Pipeline, and continues to push his limits today by travelling the world searching for large swells for the Discovery Channel television series Storm Surfers.
He won the Australian Junior Title in 1978, the Pro Juniors in 1977 and 1980, the 1983 and 1984 ASP World Tour, and the 1987 Pipe Masters. He became the first surfing millionaire after signing a contract with Quiksilver in 1989.
Carroll won the 1984 Surfer Poll and was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1991, he won Australia’s Surfing Life Peer Poll and 8 years later was inducted into the Huntington Beach Surfing Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1992. Tom was voted in at Number 7 on Surfer Magazine’s list of the “Greatest Surfers of All Time”.
“I recognise flow as the time where nothing can go wrong….I’m in perfect harmony with the wave and my body movements.”
Tom explains that when in flow, “I could not fall off the board even if I tried…I could move wherever I wanted to…I knew with a sixth sense I was able to push my board and myself to my limit…There was no separation between me, my board and the wave – it was all connected – all one thing…I was finally tuned, emotionally, physically and spiritually…I wasn’t thinking things through…I was just being it…doing it”
“Flow helps anyone to be present in what they are doing…it helps us to become more able to make better decisions…has such a multiple faceted plus to our lives.”
Rebecca Soni is a six-time Olympic medalist. She is a former world record-holder in the 100-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter breaststroke, and is the first woman to swim the 200-meter breaststroke in under 2 minutes 20 seconds.
As a member of the U.S. national team, she currently holds the world record in the 4 x 100-meter medley relay. Soni has won a total of twenty-two medals in major international competition; fourteen gold, seven silver, and one bronze.
In 2012 Summer Olympics, Soni successfully defended her Olympic title in the 200-meter breaststroke in world record time, becoming the first woman to do so in the event. She was named Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year award in 2010 and 2011, and the American Swimmer of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
“Flow is incredibly important, just knowing what it done for my swimming career. I think it one of those things that if you don t take the time to find and train for, you only come across it accidentally every once in a while. It not necessarily a necessity, because it not like food and water you won t die, if you don t reach that flow state but that what takes life to the next level, as far as enjoyment as well as performance.”
“Finding flow for anybody can take them to a happier level, or a state where they re enjoying what they re doing, which I think can be missing in a lot of people lives.”
Runner-up Freeride World Tour Champion skier Lorraine Huber is recognized as one of the strongest and most experienced female big mountain skiers in the world today. She is a long-term competitor in the Freeride World Tour and has podiumed over twenty times at international freeride competitions. Lorraine has been featured in ski films by Warren Miller and Shades of Winter, as well as in a series of experimental ski films by Austrian filmmaker Hanno Mackowitz. She is a winner of the Best Freeride Female film award by the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3). She travels all around the globe to ski, including the Alps, Andorra, Norway, Greenland, British Columbia, Alaska, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. The ski instructor daughter from Lech am Arlberg, Austria, is a UIAGM ski guide and Level III ski instructor and one of the most sought after freeride coaches in Austria as well as abroad. Each year, she runs the highly popular Women Progression Days of around 30 participants, during which she shares her passion for freeriding and teaches safe backcountry travel. She also founded and co-managed Austria first ever freeride school, the Freeride Center S Âlden , for five years. Lorraine is a presenter at various mountain film festivals, a columnist for magazines, and works as a professional speaker. Fascinated by the mental side of the sport, Lorraine is currently studying a Master degree in Mental Coaching at the Mentalcollege in Bregenz, Austria.
Sponsors: Bergans of Norway, Lech Z’rs am Arlberg, K ñstle skis, SCOTT, Snowlife
Eve is a passionate classical musician and tertiary music lecturer working professionally at the highest level in Australia. She has worked in the major orchestras of Australia and NZ and toured the world as an orchestral oboist as well as performing in numerous CD recordings, national and international festivals, radio broadcasts, chamber music and solo concerts. She has taught at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and ANU, and is currently Senior Lecturer at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Her main hobbies are art and acting so even in her spare time she is immersed in artistic pursuits. Eve believes strongly in the communicative capacity of artistic activities and their capacity to transform lives through the expression and sharing of emotions and ideas.
Her interest in flow began as a young musician primarily as a means to alleviate the stressors of professional performing and increase motivational energy and from there it blossomed into a life-long interest. Over the last 10 years Eve has developed her own Flow Music Method which focusses on the ways in which musicians can set up the preconditions for flow during their practice sessions and develop the flow habit for their performances, bringing them increased joy and fulfillment and enhanced performance outcomes. Her postgraduate research is examining the effects of the Flow Music Method on the experience and playing level of tertiary music students. One of the major findings shows that increased levels of flow in music practice settings leads to more flow experiences during performances. In recent times Eve has become a practice coach at QCGU which allows her to pursue her passion to help others with flow information and practice techniques.
Douggs (Chris) is a World Champion, World Record holder, professional BASE jumper, wingsuit pilot, and instructor with well over 3200 BASE jumps across more than 42 countries. When he is not jumping he is a motivational speaker, TV presenter, commentator, author, film maker, and stunt man. Douggs is one of the world’s most experienced BASE jumpers who is respected both inside and outside the sport.
- Professional BASE jumper with 3200 BASE jumps in 41 countries
Advanced and specialized in ALL Disciplines of BASE jumping (accuracy,sub terminal & terminal tracking, aerobatics, wingsuit flying, proximity flying both wingsuit & tracking, aerial camera, low object jumping, canopy flying)
- 2014 World Wingsuit League, China
- 2013 World Record for most base jumpers jumping indoors
- 2013 First ever BASE jumps in Kuwait from Al Hamra Tower
- 2013 1st place in World Extreme Base Championships, Spain
- 2013 1st place in Accuracy Competitions in both Turkey & China
- 2013 First ever BASE jumps in Kuwait from Al Hamra Tower
- 2012 World first Night Human Slingshot, Dubai
- 2011 World BASE Championships, 2nd place
- 2008 UK ProBase British Open : Overall Champion
- 2003/04 BASE jumping World Champion: 1st place Aerobatics, 1st place Team, 1st place overall
- Attended Countless events and competitions around the world, always placing highly including: 2002/2005/2006/2012 Malaysian BASE jumping tour, 2007 Bridge day BASE jumping event, 2002 Norway heli BASE jumping boogie 2004/2005/2006/2011/2012/2013, Mexico BASE jumping event 2006, Shanghai BASE jumping event 2004, Beijing BASE event 2005.
- Many expeditions throughout remote parts of the world including, Baffin Island, China, Norway, New Zealand & 37 other countries.
- rofessional skydiver with 6900+ skydives around the world
- 1998 2003, 6 time Australian National Skydiving Champion in 4 way and 8 way RW
- 2001 2003 Australian team member for World Championships
- 2002 World Record: 300 way skydive
- 12 Gold medals in various state events
- Advanced in all disciplines of skydiving including free flying, relative work, canopy relative work, wingsuit flying
- Skydiving coach & instructor
- Tandem skydive instructor
- Aerial camera flyer
Tomas Cubelli (born June 12, 1989 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. He currently plays as a Scrum-half for Belgrano Athletic Club and the national Argentina team. Tomas was part of the Argentina squad that competed in the Rugby Championship 2012, 2013 and 2014, and is an integral part of the Puma’s 2015 World Cup campaign with over 30 caps. He has recently been signed to play for the Argentine Super Rugby team until 2017.
Erez Has been a Professional FreeDiver (breath-hold diver) for many years. He has held the world record for Unassisted FreeDiving (2001) with a dive to 46m and can hold his breath for over 8 Minutes! He has also held all national Freedive records in Israel between 1998-2006. Erez has trained and captained the Israeli National FreeDiving team, trained marshal artists, swimmers and Triathletes. He is also an award winning photographer above and below the surface.
Over the past 17 years Erez has traveled the world developing himself as a FreeDiver and world renowned Freediving instructor. He has worked with world class freedivers, surfers and even olympic athletes in the Israeli institute of Sport. He also developed a Search and Rescue system for the Israeli army.
Erez is the founder of Apnea Australia – Australia leading Freediving school. The school promotes Safe freediving through education and freedive travel. He has taught national record holders and has certified over 2000 Freedivers in his 17 year career.
Erez served as vice president of AIDA international (the world governing freedive organisation for records and competitions) and is an international judge.
“My greatest passion has always been the water. I’ve dedicated my life to exploring new ways of being in water and sharing my knowledge with others including swimming, diving, fishing, underwater hockey, meditation and aquatic therapies. I started Freediving when I was 8 years old while spearfishing with my brother… and began holding my breath for fun since I was 4. I constantly teach and explore new waters around the globe. I find the space between two breaths to be a powerful one- it enables me to tap into my fullest potential and be in a state of real flow.”
Nathan plays for the Western Force and was awarded the Whole Force Player of the Year Award 2012, selected by the fans. Nathan has represented Australia on multiple occasions helping to halt the All Blacks winning streak with a 12-12 draw in 2014.
His heroics are not restricted to the Rugby field either. Charles is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a potentially life-threatening illness. Charles has defied all odds to make it on to the field, inspiring plenty of young CF sufferers and others with real and perceived limitations in the process. He is the currently the only athlete with the condition in professional contact sport.
In 2008 he was awarded the SMH Rookie of the Year after an impressive year which saw him represent Australian U20s at the IRB Junior World Championship.
“Knowing that anything is possible”
Freeskier Eva Walkner comes from the Salzburg region in East Austria, and is best known for her hard charging big mountain style and mountaineering skills. She was recently crowned The Freeride World Champion for 2015 recovering from a 2 year injury that took her out of the game.
- 1st Place All-Over Freeride World tour 2015
- 1st Freeride World Tour, Chamonix, 2015
- 2nd Freeride World Tour, Fieberbrunn, 2015
- 2nd Freeride World Tour, Andorra, 2015
- 2nd Freeride World Tour, Alaska 2015
- 2nd Freeride World Tour ALL-OVER 2012
- 1st Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn 2012
- 2nd Freeride World Tour Finals Verbier 2012
- 3rd Freeride World Tour Roldal 2012
- 2nd Freeride World Tour/Hochf ╝gen 2011
- 4th Freeride World Tour/La Clusaz 2011
- 2nd NISSAN Freeride World Tour/Chamonix 2010
- 5th NISSAN Freeride World Tour/Fieberbrunn 2010
- 4th all-over NISSAN Freeride World Tour 2010
- Top 3 Places in Europe Cup
- 4th Junior World Championships
- 1st and 2nd Austrian Championships
- 2 Seasons World Cup Racing
- Victories at International FIS-Races
“I’m totally focused when I drop out of the starting gate. just before I’m crazy nervous, not a nice feeling, but I know that suddenly if I pull out the starting gate, the tension is away… then I’m just focused on my run…. I have no fear – just very concentrated. I don’t think on what to do exactly, I’ve my line totally in my head, so I can trust and just ski without thinking on all the steps and danger. In the end it always feels pretty easy. cause everything went so well. I don’t know why it went so good it just did. the better I’m prepared the better it goes at the competition day.”
“I really need a good preparation…the better my body is in shape the more I can trust it…then I can ski as I want.”“A few days before the comp I start to memorize the whole venue, looking for the perfect line that fits my style of skiing. The better I know my line, the better and faster I will ski at the competition. So I need many hours for the inspection. I ride my line again and again in my mind for one or two days before the comp. If I’m doing exactly what I did at my imagination I know I’m on the top of the podium.”
Avital & Jochen P Âschko
Avital and Jochen both specialise on the double trapeze, however they have also won awards for Russian straps and juggling. They spend their lives being asked to perform around the world at special events. When performing arial gymnasts 50ft up in their air only to be caught by an ankle or outstretched hand, finding flow is essential to their act.
Wuhan International Acrobatic Art Festival of China, 2014- Double swinging Trapeze
35th festival mondial du Cirque De Demain, Paris 2014 – Double swinging Trapeze
33rd Festival Mondial de Cirque de Demain, Paris 2012
Young Stage international festival, Basel, Switzerland 2010 -Straps
Daidogei world cup street festival, Shizouka, Japan 2008 – Aerial straps and trapeze
Newcomers show, Krystallpalast, Leipzig, Germany 2001 – Beyond the Bounce duo juggling
Nick Troutman is a world champion and five-time national champion kayaker, filmmaker, and philanthropist. A prominent figure in the river-sport community, Nick has established several first descents while on expedition in Mexico, Newfoundland, Ottawa, Zambia, Quebec, and the Niagara Gorge. This passionate Canadian river-addict now resides in Walling, Tennessee where he has made a habit of claiming multiple North American, Pan Am, and GoPro Mountain Games championships.
- World Freestyle Kayak Champion
- Film Producer, Nick Troutman Media
- Mexico Expedition: First Complete Descent of the Rio Alseseca, Vera Cruz Mexico
- North American Champion 2007
- Bronze Medalist: World Championships 2007
- Decent of the Niagara Gorge
- Five-time Canadian National Champion
- Featured in Nomads: National Geographic TV, Rush HD TV
- Coach for the Keener Program (Teen kayak program on the Ottawa River)
Christian is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought after photographers. Specialising in adventure sports where the margin for error is minute, every split second counts for capturing that perfect shot.
Christian is a Red Bull photographer, senior staff photographer at Kiteworld Magazine, and ambassador for Aquatech and Exploco. He has also shot unit stills on Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi amongst other films.
Brendan Wells grew up in one of the best known areas for whitewater kayaking in North America – the Columbia River Gorge. Here he developed a passion for paddling extreme whitewater, pioneering new runs and exploring the possibilities of free-fall in a kayak. He held the world record for the tallest waterfall run by a junior – 95ft. Abiqua Falls near his home in southern Washington. Most recently Brendan has been exploring rivers around the world and documenting his trips and stories through film. Through his documentaries he hopes to inspire other to get outside, explore the world and find their own flow.
“For me, entering my flow state in my kayak is unlike any other experience life can provide. It is an altered state of consciousness where I am more focused and in tune with the passing environment than in any other situation. Things are happening so fast that my mind is not making conscious decisions, like what strokes to take or where my body should be positioned….rather, my body is processing the information and immediately reacting. I think that it takes a long time to be able to completely enter this state. Only after years and years of being in my kayak has my mind and body been able to enter my flow state.”
“In my flow, I have been able to push the boundaries of what is possible in a kayak – from trying new tricks off waterfalls, to free falling nearly 100ft, to running long chaotic rapids, and getting myself out of near-death situations.”
“I think that everyone has a flow that they can enter and can take them to a higher level of consciousness. By entering their flow, people can become more in tune with themselves, others, and the world around them.”
“As I talk with more and more action sports athletes, entering the flow and what it feels like comes up often in conversation. Everyone has a little different experience and perspective, and I’m excited to hear from more action sports athletes, artists and others who’s world revolves around flow.”
In recent years, Martina has become one of the most successful female contenders in freestyle kayaking. She can pride herself on winning the European Freestyle Championships and some of the highest profile whitewater races in the world, including the Teva Outdoor Games and the Sickline Extreme World Championships not one, two, but four times in a row. In recent years she has switched codes for a new challenge and started practicing as a slalom kayaker to see is she can dominate across all domains. Some of her results include:
1st Teva Outdoor Games 2011
3th Teva Mountain Game Vail – Extreme Race 2011
2nd Teva Mountain Games Vail – Long Distance 2011
1st Adidas Sickline Extreme kayak World Championships 2010/ 2009/ 2008
2nd Teva Mountain Game Vail – Extreme Race 2010
4th Freestyle European Championships 2010
5th Freestyle World Championships 2009
1st Teva Extreme Outdoor Games 2008
2nd Freestyle World Championships 2007
1st Freestyle European Championships 2006
1st Euro cup overall 2005/ 2007
1st Freestyle Dutch Championships 2005 – 2008
Mohammed Abu Issa
Mohamed Abu Issa became the first Qatari to bring a winner medal back to Doha from The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge since 2008, making his country proud.
More impressively, this was the 22 year old first ever quad rally competition. Only a few months later, he came third place in The Qatar Rally. In a few short months, Mohamed proved himself to be not only a great quad bike racer, but the new face of a generation.
In his early years, Mohamed reached the podium multiple times in Enduro and Quad Cross on a national level, but his true sights were set on the international stage. In 2013 he participated in the FIM Quads Cross Country Rallies World Cup where he finished his debut world cup in a groundbreaking second position!
Internationally recognized, he has been ranked as 2nd in the men world rankings and 1st in the world junior rankings and he is only at the beginning of his career.
2014 was an unforgettable year for Mohamed, with third place in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and first place in his home country at the Sealine Cross Country Rally Q.
Now he has set his sights on The FIM Cross-Country World Cup 2015. Mohamed, who is as determined as he is skilled with a quad bike, is set to become the newest breakout star of the quad rallying world.
BMX rising star Jaden Leeming was born in Palmerston North in New Zealand. Growing up in Auckland, Jaden was lucky enough to have Browns Bay skatepark as his local playground.
Jaden is no stranger to the New Zealand BMX scene, and in 2011, he scored the win at the Jed Jam in Taupo, one of the largest BMX contests in New Zealand. In 2014, Jaden won the BMX All Star comp on home soil. In 2015, participated in the Tip to Tail. He is currently part of the Red Bull team and is widely recognized as one of the stars to watch of BMX riding.
Sam De Haan
Sarah Hendrickson is an American ski jumper who won the first ever women’s World Cup season in 2012. She is a 22-time World Cup medalist and 13-time Continental Cup medalist. It goes without saying, but we are delighted to have her on board.
- 22-time World Cup medalist (13 gold, six silver, three bronze)
- 13-time Continental Cup medalist (four gold, four silver, five bronze)
- 2014 Olympic Winter Games, 21st
- 2013, World Cup, second place overall
- 2013, World Championships gold medalist
- 2012, World Cup overall champion
- 2011, U.S. normal hill champion
- 2011, World Championships normal hill 16th place
- 2009, World Championships normal hill 29th place
Pal is a multi-time World Champion and Record Holder. He has been at the forefront of paragliding, pushing new frontiers and creating new tricks for over a decade.
- 2011 & 2012 1st place in the Acrobatics World Ranking.
- 2011 304 km: new Chilean open distance record and personal best.
- 2011 Overall Acrobatics World Cup Champion in solo category.
- 2011 Overall Acrobatics World Cup Champion in synchro category.
- 2011 Inventing new acro maneuvers: ‘Booster’, ‘Joker’, ‘Cowboy’, ‘Bull-Ride’.
- 2011 The only pilot in the world who can perform all existing acro tricks.
- 2010 Performer of the first ever ‘Infinity Tumbling’ on a tandem paraglider
together with co-pilot G íbor K ®zi. 113 hours of worldwide television time!
- 2010 The world’s first commercial ‘Infinity’ tandem flights with passengers.
- 2010 Overall Acrobatics Vice-World Cup Champion in solo category.
- 2010 Inventing new acro maneuvers: ‘Esfera’ and ‘Cork-Screw’.
- 2010 Release of the award winning film, ‘Play Gravity 2 – the other side’
- 2009 8th place on the Red Bull X-Alps competition, known as the world’s
roughest adventure race: by only hiking and flying from Salzburg to Monaco.
- 2009 Release of the award winning film, ‘Adrenaline and Turbulence – a champion’s story’
- 2008 5 new national Hungarian cross country (distance flying) records.
- 2007 Overall Acrobatics World Cup Champion in solo category.
- 2007 Overall Acrobatics Vice World Cup Champion in synchro category.
- 2007 Inventing new acro maneuver connection: ‘Misty to Helico’.
- 2006 The 4th person in the world to learn the ‘Infinity Tumbling’ maneuver.
- 2006 Release of the justACRO.com website, the biggest community
and informative portal of the paragliding acrobatics scene.
- 2006 Acrobatic World Championship 7th place solo, 4th place synchro.
- 2005 Participation in the first international acro competition.
- 2001 The first flight with a paraglider.
The 6ft 6ins London-born forward signed from the Newcastle Eagles to the London Lions in 2013 and has gone on to double his figures in England’s capital. Joe is the captain, and a versatile player averaging just over eight points and four rebounds per game with several 20-plus performances.
- BBL Championship Runner Up 2012/2013
- BBL Play Offs Runner Up 2012/2013
- BBL Cup Runner Up 2012/2013
Previous BBL Clubs:
- London Lions 2014/2015
- London Lions 2013/2014
- Newcastle Eagles 2012/2013
Upon completing her Bachelors Degree from Boston College in 2000 in English Literature, Zoe hit the road to travel, climb, ski, kite surf, explore and seek out adventure full time. In 2007 Zoe became the fourth American woman to earn her International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations status, the highest level of credential available to professional mountain guides. After setting speed records, climbing first ascents, and guiding numerous expeditions in the mountains highest and most wild mountain ranges, Zoe and her husband set deeper roots in their now home town of Chamonix, France. They started a family in 2012, Mathias, and in 2013 Mika Turgeon joined the clan. Continuing along the path of the life long quest of learning, pushing her limits, growing, and living a life full of passion and adventures, Zoe finished her Masters Degree in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development at Harvard’s Extension School in 2014. Spring of 2016 Zoe joined the prestigious teaching team of Professors training future generations of Mountain Guides at the Ecole National de Ski et Alpinisme, France’s National Guide School, becoming the 2nd Female in the history of the institution, and the first foreign trained guide to join the team.
Beyond Guiding and climbing professionally for outdoor companies such as Patagonia, Black Diamond, and Scarpa, Zoe’s professional life has seen her working as a Marketing and Sustainability Consultant for companies such as Patagonia, speaking to businesses, investment firms, and schools about the power of the lessons leaned through cutting edge alpine climbing as they relate to learning, passion and business, a freelance writer and photographer, and an environmental educator for the future generations of environmental stewards.
- Ascent of the 1938 Route on the North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland
- First Ascent Cracker Pterodactyl 5000 (VI 5.10+, 900 m) Jebel Misht, Oman
- Ascent of the Dru Couloir on the Dru, France
- Ascent of the Over Couloir on the Brenva Face of Mont Blanc, France
- Ascent of the Northwest Face of Half Dome in a day, Yosemite, California Ascent of the West Face Couloir, Aguille Du Plan (ED2, M6, WI5, 700 m)
- First Female Ascent and Speed Record (since broken) of Deprivation, Mt Hunter, Alaska (IV 5.8 A3 AI6)
- Ascent of Cryophobia, Ghost, Canada (M8, WI 6, 225m)
- First Female Ski Descents in the Karakoram on the Chasing Glaciers Expeditions, Pakistan
- First ascent of Big Wednesday (VI 6), Ben Nevis, Scotland
- First ascent of Alpine Princess, Ben Nevis, Scotland
WWA World Champion, British National Wakeboard Champion, and GB team rider, Steph has been at the top of the sport for several years.
Sponsors:Animal & WMSki cable
Jon has practiced performance FLOW for decades, leading the way before we even had a name for it. Jon is an accomplished author, speaker, trainer and expeditioner and at past 70 yrs old is still looking for that next adventure that unites him with flow.
After earning a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Colorado, in 1971, Jon has kayaked across the North Pacific and around Cape Horn, mountain biked through the Gobi desert, made first climbing ascents of big walls on Baffin Island, first ski descents in the Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzia, five Siberian expeditions to study shamanic cultureand and lots more. In 2011, at the age of 66 he circumnavigated Ellesmere Island with Erik Boomer.
He is now 70 years old, and still blessed with good health. Jon says, “My body and I have an agreement. I take it to places where we have fun; it takes me to places where we have fun. We re a team, my body and I.”