Rashad Brugmann Assistant Trip Leader

I first set out on a Langskib canoe trip when I was 10 years old. I was timid at first, but quickly became captivated by the excitement and the beauty of the wilderness. I have grown from a city boy to a lover of the outdoors, and nine summers later there remains nowhere else in my life where I find the same fun and adventure as I do at NWL.
I am incredibly grateful for everything I have learned at NWL. The opportunity for introspection combined with the philosophy of living harmoniously with, and as a student of, the natural world has had a profound impact on my development into a young adult. The recognition and sharing of these experiences within the NWL community is very important to me. As a member of staff I feel I have finished a journey, and I am honoured to be able to guide these impactful experiences for others.
Outside of NWL, I am always looking to expand my horizons. After taking a gap year to work and travel, I’ve just completed my first year studying engineering at the University of British Columbia. I’m interested the intersection of engineering systems and culture, and I hope to launch into the field of sustainable development. In my spare time you might find me picking the blues on my guitar, discovering new means of adventure, or just keeping up with old friends.