Two key factors have largely influenced the course of Brett’s life over the last twenty years: his fascination with different cultures around the world and his dedication to helping others. These pursuits have led him to work and travel across six of the seven continents, where he has been able to use his emergency response training and instructional experience to educate local community members. After working as a paramedic for ten years, Brett transitioned to a teaching role for the Primary Care Paramedic program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Throughout his career he has certified over 2000 adults in CPR and First Aid through the Canadian Red Cross, and has also gained valuable experience as a youth educator. Together, he and Sarah have crossed cultural and communication barriers in order to deliver important health information to men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds.
Brett holds a certificate in International Development from the University of British Columbia as well as a Diploma in Disability Studies from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. As a Canadian, he is focused and motivated to use the resources available to him to assist with needs in the developing world. He is passionate about the importance of community and the role positive relationships play in the development of sustainable cross-culture interactions. Brett is currently completing his Masters of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change; his goal is to promote meaningful intercultural connections and to teach others how they can make a positive impact at home and abroad.