Meet The Guys
Max Flomen

Max is bilingual, born and raised in Montreal. His early passion for the history of Québec and Canada, combined with experiences as a wilderness canoeist, led him to study North America in a broader historical context. Currently, his research focuses on the resistance of Native peoples to Anglo-American encroachment in the borderlands of the American West.

University of California, Los Angeles, beginning Fall 2012, PhD Candidate
McGill University, M.A., History
McGill University B.A.
Stef Superina

Stef brings to the expedition an academic preparation in the social sciences and education. Stef has been a high-school teacher in both British Columbia and Quebec, and a contributing author to Canadian Geographic magazine. He has taught in one capacity or another in four provinces and can contribute to the creation of a project that will integrate curriculum expectations across grade levels and offer students unique insight. He has worked extensively in the outdoor industry as a professional guide, operating trips for both children and adults.

McGill University, B.A.
Queen's University, B. Ed
Seth Wotten

Seth Wotten has extensive experience as a canoe trip guide and canoeing instructor. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, he planned and paddled the Water for Future Generations expedition, an advocacy initiative to persuade Canadians to take better care of our water resources. He has travelled extensively and led expeditions from the sub boreal regions of Ontario and Quebec, to north of the Arctic Circle. Seth is a published photographer who has taught digital photography at Lakehead University and Equaywuk Photo Voices in Eabamet Lake, Ontario. He has worked and studied with a variety of First Nations and Inuit groups. Visit his website:

Lakehead University, B.A.
Queen's University, B. Ed
Panniqtuuq Summer Bush School, Inuit Native Studies Program, University of Manitoba
Jonathan Metcalfe

Jon was introduced to canoe tripping at a young age at Camp Nominingue in northern Quebec, with ensuing summers spent in LaVerendrye National Park improving survival strategies, paddling techniques and leadership skills. Jon believes that without proper exposure to Canadian wilderness, our youngest generations will miss out on what makes Canada so majestic. Jon is confident that we will be able to develop a captivating curriculum for young Canadians – from surviving outdoors and learning to conserve, to fueling a greater awareness of Canada's vast territories and treasures

Université de Montréal. Baccalauréat en droit, 2012-2015
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Concordia University, B.A.
Andrew Stachiw

Andrew Stachiw has extensive experience as a canoe trip guide and canoeing instructor. From 2006 to 2011, Andrew led canoe trips for Camp Wabun based out of Temagami. Camp Wabun travels in the old style with wood canvas canoes, tumps, wannigans, and wood fires. Andrew recently founded his own worker cooperative, The Toolbox for Education ( and Social Action (TESA) ,through which, as a licensed history teacher, he designs and facilitates curriculum. In the fall of 2012 he will be teaching a course on the economics of co-operatives. Andrew has created a range of educational resources, from a board-game to a green business academy curriculum.

Hampshire College, B.A.
Hampshire College, B. Ed.
Jesse Coleman

Jesse has grown up with a love and respect for the outdoors, and has been fortunate enough to learn different ways and time-periods of tripping. His favourite way to travel, however, is the method taught at Camp Wabun. Using food boxes and tump straps to carry the loads, Jesse has led two different trips to the James Bay lowlands. Jesse is an amateur photographer and is excited to participate in shaping curriculum around this educational journey.

Northeastern University, B.A.
Boston University, M. Ed.