People: Who we are
Owner and operator of FreshAir Adventure, Gina Miller grew up in the Maritimes, danced through several universities collecting paper, and worked as a newspaper editor and writer before moving to Hong Kong, China in 2000. Today, Gina splits her year between wintering in Hong Kong, (where she works as journalist, a sport-events coordinator, and a paddling coach and competitor), and summering on Canada’s glorious Bay of Fundy coastline.
Amanda Harrington hails from Fredericton and has a degree in Recreation Sports from the University of New Brunswick. She is also a graduate of the Saint Andrew’s Adventure Leadership program. Besides being an avid white water and sea kayaker, Amanda enjoys many other outdoor pursuits, including hiking and rock climbing. Amanda is FreshAir Adventure’s lead guide. She has an infectious laugh and tells terrible jokes.
Vince Di Lena is a student at the Cegep of Gaspé, Quebec, coming into his third and final year in the Adventure Tourism program. Paddling since his early teens, he also enjoys climbing, camping, and fishing whenever he gets the chance. His love of the water is only matched by his passion for anything related to science, and while he is usually an introvert it can be difficult to get him to stop talking if it’s about biology, astronomy or physics, so watch out.
Jake MacPherson has just finished his first year of Adventure Tourism Business Operations in Golden, B.C. He is a water enthusiast (in all of its states – white, blue, frozen, crystal) so splits his time between coaching ski racing in the winter and paddling in the summer. He also loves to play guitar and will sing along with (almost) any classic rock song you throw at me! He is currently banned from any Eagles classics.
Domenico Sampogna is a first-year student in the Adventure Tourism program at the Cegep of Gaspé. He was bitten by the adventure bug during his early years of camping with the army cadets. He enjoys mountain biking and cross-country skiing in the winter. When not on the bike, hills, or water, he’s happy to chill out, and is up for a game of chess anytime.
Isaac Miller has been a kayaker since he dragged himself out the cradle (and he’s really not that far from the cradle). He especially enjoys white water, working on his rolls, slack-lining across the front lawn and solo mountain bike descents. An extremely nice guy, Isaac should be paddling the Fundy Coast for a long, long, long time to come. (He’s family, so he no choice). 🙂