The Beyond Adventure Team
Beyond Adventure is owned and managed by Stephen Macdonald and Jason Logan.
Stephen has worked full-time in outdoor education for the past 25 years. He holds the British Canoeing Coaching Diploma (UKCC Level 4) as well as a British Canoe Union Level 5 Coach award as well as holding Scottish Mountain Leader Training Boards Summer and Winter Awards and various ski qualifications.
His particular passion is the outdoors and those activities which take place in an expedition or journey context, hence the emphasis placed on open canoeing and expeditioning in Beyond Adventure programmes.
Stephen acts as Technical Advisor to many Outdoor Centres across the UK in both open canoeing and kayaking.
Jason has a wealth of experience in supporting and enabling businesses to develop and prosper, as well as that Beyond Adventure essential; a real passion for the great outdoors.
After a year freelancing with Beyond Adventure Mark decided to join the team full time as from last April. Mark previous jobs have taken him all over the world, from being one of Santas helpers in Lapland to working seasons in the Ardeche and then freelancing more recently. You will meet him on the water this year either in a canoe, kayak or on a bike.
We are delighted that Grant has decided to join the Beyond Adventure team full time as from April 2017. Grant’s passion is expeditioning. He loves heading out on everything from micro adventures to multi day expeditions and having the opportunity guide people into the beautiful places that you can't get to by car. His favourite way to do this is by paddling but says: “as long as there's good company and a beautiful place I don’t mind how I get there”.
His enthusiasm for the outdoors started as a young six year old kid growing up in rural Argyll and his enthusiasm was nurtured by the Scouts. There has been no looking back since.
He has been privileged to work and journey throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Although Grant’s first love is paddlesports where he is qualified as British Canoeing (UKCC) Level 3 canoe coach, and moderate water endorsed white water Level 2 Coach he also has mountaineering, climbing and biking qualifications.
Grant also works with the team at Hou Canoe as a brand ambassador.
Craig Forsythe is one of our core freelancers. We enjoy having Craig's sense of humour in the team. His company Motion Coaching keeps him busy when not guiding trips or coaching for Beyond Adventure.
In the Office...
Holding the fort when we're out there is Julie Rhys (and sometimes Jason) who looks after all things administrative.
Our team is further enhanced by our associate staff; key amongst whom are Laura McAuley, Anna Sibbald, Ian Stewart, Jon Sanders & Tom Sibbald.
Beyond Adventure like to hear your feedback as we continually try to improve the service and coaching we offer.