JUMP! staff are professionally trained and highly motivated people who enjoy challenges and love working with youth! 

Our program staff have certifications in wilderness first aid and complete rigorous internal training every spring in climbing wall management, lake-water canoeing and rescue, high ropes course operations and rescue, wilderness navigation, and backcountry camping. Our staff are skilled and curious leaders trained in challenge activity facilitation, debrief and discussion facilitation, and personal leadership activities and reflections.

Jade Legault, Director

Lucky to have been born in the small seaside town of Gaspé, Québec and raised in the bustling futuristic city of Singapore, Jade has always been captivated by joy thriving in unexpected places. Thanks to a collegiate degree in adventure tourism, a bachelors in theatre for development and a masters in outdoor education, they’ve dived deep into how to relate to themselves, others and the world around them. They have had the opportunity to hold a vast array of roles in their career – from teaching theatre, to being the artistic director of a feminist theatre festival, to implementing sustainability education programs, the central theme has always been education. They find joy in conquering rapids on white water paddling trips, skiing down mountain slopes, and climbing rugged terrain. They also find solace in reading, writing, and meditation. Their ultimate mission is to revolutionize the educational system, enabling today’s youth to become tomorrow’s trailblazers in an ever complexifying world.

Carol Fisher, Operations Manager

Carol lives in beautiful BC, Canada where she loves to explore the natural world through her work and play. Her career journey includes many years of providing experiential education for youth through Educo Adventure School (now JUMP! Canada) along with 17 years on faculty in the Outdoor Recreation Management Department at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Carol’s work adventures also include being the office manager and yoga therapist in a wellness clinic in the interior of BC. Her favorite activities are hiking, biking, paddling, cross country skiing, gardening and preparing healthy whole foods! She enjoys a regular yoga and meditation practice and loves to live a simple life and care for the earth. Carol is passionate about climate action and sustainability and loves working with like minded people to inspire future changemakers! 

Chris Winkle, Site Manager

Hi there, My name is Chris Wrinkle, I’m a 22 year old currently living in the beautiful Cariboo, BC. I was born and raised in the Bahamas for most of my life until I moved to Vancouver at 15 and eventually to Lethbridge, Alberta to complete my degree for agricultural sciences. Being outdoors is an absolute pleasure for me, from surfing on sandy beaches, to climbing mountain peaks as an Educo student. Educo (JUMP! Canada) has provided me a place to truly be myself and I can’t wait to share experiences with new students!  

Brigid Mueller, Program Manager 

Brigid Mueller is a 5 time Educo Alumni and a 20-year-old Adventure Tourism student attending Keilir Health Academy in Iceland. She is Wilderness First Responder certified and a Swift water Rescue Technician. 

In her studies, she practices practical application of leadership theory while working in a variety of wilderness environments including white-water, glaciers, alpine, rock and ocean. Throughout this, she has a focus and passion for culturally and environmentally sustainable tourism practices. Brigid never attended traditional education, but rather an inquiry based system. Teachers encouraged learners to ask questions and take those questions deeper and deeper. They put learners in charge of their own learning, and by doing so, allowed children to develop deep passions and look at any problem critically and creatively. Brigid wants to teach people to be brave in wild spaces, in a way that protects those wild spaces. 

Mark Corsetti, Facilitator

I’m Mark Francesco! I grew up in Whitby, Ontario amongst a big Italian family. We shared meals and cooked together, went on road trips, and danced and laughed and played games at Italian festivals. I am proud of my Italian roots and heritage. When I graduated high school, I moved to Toronto and started my degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education. I also came out as part of the LGBTQ+ community. When I was in school I played sports like basketball and soccer, practiced yoga/meditation, participated in a dance movement called Vogue Femme, and started learning and teaching Astrology. Overall, I am eccentric and silly and love to laugh! You can find me frolicking, mumbling, running, adventuring, and just enjoying all the beauty that is Life! 

Past staff

Matilda McGirr

Hi, I’m Matilda and I’m from Williams Lake. I’m an avid skier, hiker, and paddler but I always have a book in my back pocket for the downtime. 

I’ve been involved with Educo for the past 14 years, both as a student and a staff member. My time here has been very important in shaping who I am and how I interact with the world. My hope is to create the “Educo magic” for everyone this summer. I’m really excited to meet you and share this time together. 

See you soon and don’t forget to pack an extra pair of socks!

Board of Directors

Our board is a team of passionate and committed people who provide organizational leadership and oversight for JUMP! Canada’s activities. They provide direction and reflect and advise on continual quality improvement of JUMP Canada’s programming and operations.

While this team aims to be proactive rather than reactive, they solve problems and respond supportively as needed. They value a diversity of viewpoints in their strategic leadership. The board works hard to promote organizational stability, continuity, consistency, and forward thinking.
If you are interested in working with this dedicated team, please contact us at

Stuart Clark
Board Chair
Kris Archie
Board Member
Stefanie Block
Board Member