Administrators, Managers, and Coordinators

There is a small team of dedicated staff who work throughout the year to promote and support the Kinark Outdoor Center and all visiting clients and their programs. Our year-round team has worked to support families and youth in recreation for many years. They have a ton of experience as parents, child-care workers, and the great outdoors.

Program Director and Business Manager

Jane Isbister, MBA, BSC, ORC

Jane has worked at the KOC in various positions for ten years. She has worked in camping on a year round professional basis for nearly 20 years. She was a front-line facilitator and coordinator when the KOC first started to deliver autism programs. She returned to the KOC in 2012 as Business Manager. In 2015 she began her role as Program Director. 
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Program Manager

Ryan Mortell. CYW

Ryan Mortell first visited the KOC as a participant in 2009 during a student placement while finishing his Child and Youth Worker Diploma.  Enjoying the staff, the program and the natural environment so much he was pleased to find out that the KOC was still looking for summer staff and applied to become an Outdoor Educator.  He quickly fell in love with the supportive programming the KOC offers and the variety of groups that attend the Centre.  Ryan has been a member of the KOC team since 2009 and has worked in a variety of roles including his current position of Program Manager.  When Ryan is not working you can usually find him playing guitar, in his garden, reading books or out on a trail.

Program Supervisor

Robyn Broudie. ECE, WFR

Robyn is new to the Kinark Team.  She has been working in the Field of Outdoor Education and Wilderness Therapy, guiding a diverse range of people over the last several years.  She has a background in Early Childhood Education and has travelled extensively for many years exploring unique corners of the earth.   Robyn is passionate about re-connecting people with their environment, creating space for individuals to explore their own unique boundaries and strengths. 
When not working Robyn is dedicated to pursuing her own endless exploration of new interests through travel, the outdoors, art, cooking, yoga, music and gardening. 
Robyn is excited and inspired to be a part of the Kinark Outdoor team!  


Pat Lynch


Kitchen Manager

Steve Stevens

Manager of Maintenance

Bob Sisson

Outdoor Educators and Facilitators

The KOC prides itself on the depth and talent of our staff team. Our reputation, program diversity, and philosophy have enabled us to attract a group of highly-skilled and caring front-line outdoor educators and behind-the-scenes program supports.  The KOC is dedicated to creating an inspiring and positive  experience for the Outdoor Educators by providing consistent support and thorough training throughout the season.