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 in 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.

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Program Supervisor

Leslie MacLachlan. 

Leslie has been with the KOC for 3 years,  in various roles. As the Program Supervisor, Leslie enjoys making meaningful connections with families before and during their time visiting the KOC. She is passionate about the outdoors and is inspired to share opportunities for exploration in nature with children and youth. With diplomas in Recreation Therapy and Outdoor Recreation, Leslie is excited to share her knowledge and experience with the Kinark Outdoor Centre team and clients! Outside of work, she enjoys being in nature, photography, making maple syrup and challenging herself in Escape Rooms! 

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Pat Lynch

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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.