MEET THE TEAM
DIRECTOR & LEAD GUIDE
SENIOR GUIDE & FIRST AID OFFICER/TRAINER
Senior Guide, lifeguard trainer & adventure therapist
Shane is a RLSS Beach Lifeguard Trainer Assessor, level 1 Irish Canoe Union kayak instructor, level 3 training and education facilitator and currently working towards accreditation as a CBT Therapist. Shane spent two years as a university officer cadet where he discovered a passion for group leadership and adventure training. In the next two years Shane shadowed instructors at activity centres around northern ireland. After completing his BSc Psychology from Queens University he worked for two years as a community development worker and training coordinator for a suicide prevention organisation, where his skills in group facilitation and project management flourished. Following this, Shane completed a one year instructor training program at Achill Outdoor Education Centre, where he completed level 3 river paddling skills, swift water rescue training, mountain leader training, powerboat licence course and rock climbing instructor training. He has since worked in many notable Outdoor Centres across Northern Ireland.
When not working for Active Adventures you’ll find Shane kitesurfing, hiking in the Mournes or planting vegetables at his farm in Newry.
Fun fact: Shane’s earliest expedition into the extreme sports started at 16, when he saved his lunch money, bunked school and completed 6 skydives!