Kevin Fitch -
In 2004, Kevin Fitch founded ActiveLife
Adventure and Training with the intent to help others be prepared for medical emergencies. "If you are ready and confident in your abilities to handle emergencies, you can more safely live, work, and explore our great outdoors." Being employed as a ski patroller,
Kevin knows the satisfaction that comes with helping someone in need and understands the importance of effective pre-hospital care.
Current certification includes:
First Responder Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
Advanced Wilderness First Aid Instructor
· Canadian Ski Patroller
· Canadian Red Cross Instructor
experienced wilderness explorer and ski patroller, Kevin brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his teaching. His style is energetic, engaging and practical. In courses, he draws from his broad experience to create realistic, "hands on" scenarios. Participants are actively involved, which facilitates learning and retention of skill while having fun!
Marie Nielle Cummings
Originally from England, Marie moved to Canada in 2013. After qualifying as a UK State Registered Paramedic, she expanded her horizons and gained her teaching qualifications.
Marie brings a wealth of first hand experience and her unique style of teaching ensure that all students have fun while they learn.
Marie is keen to bring a real life experiential approach to teaching and will ensure that every student leaves the course with the confidence and knowledge to act in a real life situation.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Deborah is a Certified National Coach and has been coaching youth for the last thirty years in various sports including figure skating, TaeKwonDo and soccer. During her competitive years she competed in badminton, track and field, marathons, triathlons and wilderness orienteering in Ireland. Deborah has Diplomas in Nutrition, Kinesology, Child Psychology and Adult Psychology. She is currently very active as a skating instructor in three Nova Scotian communities, a part time support worker for challenged young adults and provides the Babysitting Course for Activelife.
Gayle Caudle-Turnbull, RN
A lifelong resident of Nova Scotia, Gayle graduated from Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing and since then has been employed at the Colchester Regional Hospital on the Maternity and Pediatric Units for over 20 years. She is a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol and has experience as a camp nurse but most of her First Aid experience comes from two nice but very clumsy children. She has been a Heart and Stroke Instructor for over 15 years and facilitates annual recertification among all hospital staff. Recently she has made the move to instructing Red Cross first aid for ActiveLife where she brings energy, enthusiasm and real world experience to the classroom.