Bruce is a paramedic, professional ski patroller and former avalanche dog handler at Whistler/Blackcomb. Bruce was also the lead for the development of the WB air operations program, responsible for all rescue pilot and technician training.
Bruce was an ALS/CCP flight paramedic with the BC Government and a clinical instructor / mentor with the Advanced Care Paramedic Program at the BC Ambulance Service.
Bruce was seconded to VANOC during the 2010 Winter and Paralympic Games as Chief of Patrol/Air Rescue Operations. In an other life Bruce was the Emergency Services Officer for the Canadian Coast Guard Western Region SAR Training and Standards Group, a medivac pilot and professional videographer.
Bruce has been a mountaineer all his life with a fair distribution of experience in the Coast Range and although not as active climbing these days does manage about 100 mountain days each year “on the clock”. He been continuously active in mountain rescue for over 40 years and currently volunteers as a resource member of the North Shore Rescue Team and as a member of the ICAR Medical Commission.
Bruce still does lots of flying in the mountains and lives in Whistler with wife Karen and retired Avalanche Dog “Stoker”.