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Meet The Team

All our instructors are local and certified. Our rock climbing instructors are professionally certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).

Ella Valge-Saar

Art Instructor
Ella has recently moved to Revelstoke from a life on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies. After completing a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from the Alberta College of Art and Design, she started working as an artist and forestry labourer in Canmore, as well as for remote forestry bush-camps in BC.  Her artistic inspirations come from working and living outdoors, and observing the dynamics between people and their wild environments. She brings her passions for hiking, backcountry skiing and forest exploration to Flexpeditions hoping to provide creative artistic programming for all ages.

Sofie Hagland

Marketing lead/ Guide
Sofie is an adventure guide and multimedia professional from the rugged West Coast of Norway. This girl lives and breathes mountains, and is an avid backcountry snowboarder, rock climber, mountain biker & surfer. She has a background from outdoor education, as well as a bachelor in communications. Sofie has worked all over the world from New Zealand & Australia, to Nepal & Vietnam. She fell in love with the powder and spirit of Revelstoke, and has been calling this valley home for the last two years.

Samuel Laberge Comeau

Raft guide/ SUP instructor/ Snowshoe guide  
Sam is an experienced rafting guide who has worked on rivers across the world, from Australia to Nepal. A couple of years ago the Quebecker fell in love with our little mountain town, and made the move from Montreal. Sam's water craft of choice is surprisingly the paddleboard. During the summer he can be found taking his SUP down whitewater rapids! This man loves to explore, and will not turn down a multi-day expedition any time of the year. When not on the water, Sam can be found hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding, or out camping far from civilization.

Staci Klein

Bookkeeper/ Administrator
Staci grew up on a farm in Alberta. In college she studied business and became a Financial Analyst. However, she quickly came to realize there was more to life than meetings and desk jobs. In 2016, she left the corporate finance world, to be a ski bum in Revelstoke for a season. Spoiler alert: she never left! In Revi Staci has has juggled anything from being a lifty, to working for a snowmobile tour company, as well as swinging from tree tops out at Skytrek, and skiing untouched powder at a cat skiing lodge. Today Staci is well settled and besides being our bookkeeper, she works for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing in the winter, and Sunnyside Farm in the summer. You might also see her downtown in the community garden, or at the local food initiative. In her spare time Staci's usually playing in the dirt at various gardens, mountain biking, rock climbing, or out for a paddle!

Kirsten Silfvenius

Freelance Marketing/ Social Media Manager 
After graduating with a BA from Smith College in Massachusetts USA, Kirsten has spent the last decade in the outdoor industry. From ski patrolling & radio dispatch, to leading backcountry trips for youth, and doing marketing for ski resorts. Kirsten is originally from New Hampshire (USA), and it was while doing a ski season in Revelstoke in 2017 she fell in love with our mountain community. Kirsten has a heart for volunteering and is currently involved with the Alpine Club of Canada, Revelstoke Search & Rescue, and Revelstoke Mountain Resort ski patrol. When she's not ski touring, trail running, or bike touring dirt roads with friends, Kirsten can be found baking delicious treats or enjoying a thick book.

Amy Erving

Guide/ Outdoor Educator 
Spending her childhood on Vancouver Island Amy grew an appreciation for diverse landscapes. But it wasn't until she travelled to Costa Rica on a scholarship to study ecology and life science, her passions for nature and outdoor exploration really flourished. She went on to studying at a hands-on, experiential university in Maine, U.S. located in Acadia National Park. In 2020, she returned back to B.C., and was over the moon to join the Revelstoke community. Amy has worked as grey whale and humpback research assistant, ski instructor, science teacher, POW Education/Outreach Coordinator, and today she works for Avalanche Canada. Amy's strongest passions are climate activism, seasonal ecology, cultural studies, watercolour  painting, trail running, sea kayaking, backpacking, skiing, farming, car karaoke, and packing silly snacks for adventures!

Sawyer Ellingboe

Outdoor Educator/ Guide
Sawyer is an Outdoor Educator, certified Forest & Nature School Practitioner, and an Interpretive Guide. She is currently working on her Early Childhood Education Certificate, and has many years of experience working in experiential education and leadership in wilderness settings. Sawyer has been a mountain gal her whole life, growing up in Invermere, and living in many Kootenay communities, until finally falling in love with Revelstoke. She spends her days backpacking, kayaking, and travelling to other mountainous places around the world, with the hopes of connecting more people to nature! 

Amy Flexman

Founder
Amy puts the Flex in Flexpeditions! Amy is the owner, operator and lead guide and host of Flexpeditions. Amy has always had a love for the outdoors, teaching and sharing her passion and energy for life with those around her. She started her official guiding career on the Ottawa River 10 years ago on the Whitewater Intensive Leadership Development (WILD) program. Before WILD she spent numerous summers as a camp leader, resort recreation director, tree planter, earned her BPHE and BSc (Life Sciences) at Queen’s University, travelled to Australia, Malaysia and Thailand and settled on sticking in Canada to live for life!

Lindsay Raftis

Instructor / Outdoor Educator
Lindsay is originally from Ontario where she spent a large part of her childhood living the camp life. Between spending years as a “staff kid” and working as a camp counsellor, she gained knowledge on how to successfully create and run programs for youth. Lindsay continued her love for life in the outdoors by obtaining a diploma in Recreation and Leisure, and later a degree as an Education Assistant.

Join our Team

Flexpeditions is always on the look out for new talent to join our team!

We are looking for: 

Please complete the application form below with your interest and attach a photo of you doing something awesome in the outdoors!