We are proud to work with a number of fantastic people who we believe embody the adventurous spirit that OnSight Equipment exists to promote.
Our ambassador team is comprised of intrepid travelers, adventure photographers and filmmakers, expedition leaders and professional athletes.They take our equipment to the ends of the earth and are our most valuable product testers, bringing back critical insights and helping us build better designs.
Named a top modern-day explorer by Canadian Geographic, Aaron is an adventure-learning pioneer who has covered thousands of miles and spent more than a decade skiing and dogsledding the circumpolar Arctic and exploring the remotest regions of the world while delivering unique online learning experiences for students worldwide.
A professor at the University of Minnesota (UMN) and director of the Learning Technologies Media Lab there, Aaron is a laureate of the prestigious Tech Awards, which honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity. He is a fellow for both the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the UMN Institute on the Environment.
Aaron’s work and adventures have been featured on CNN, the Weather Channel, CBC, NPR, and more. He has a forthcoming documentary in 2017 with Twin Cities Public Television about the changing Arctic. Recent projects include The Changing Earth (http://www.thechangingearth.com/), EarthXplorers (https://earthxplorers.com/), and Earthducation (http://earthducation.com).
Alexandra is a Colorado-based professional photographer and videographer, but she looks at the world as her home. Media production has always been both a hobby and a passion for Alex, and it has been a dream come true for her to make it her career. Alex's love of nature started as a child and she has always been an environmental conservationist. Having the ability to work almost exclusively in nature has been such a blessing and has fueled her love and appreciation of the environment even more. Alex specializes in candid, outdoor imagery, which has taken her into a variety of fields - literally and figuratively - including: commercial work, rock climbing, yoga, portraiture, weddings, events and documentary films.
British Columbia, the Arctic & Antarctic
Ben is a freelance editorial photographer and writer based out of Squamish, British Columbia. When Ben isn’t mountain biking or surfing in the lush rainforests of his home province, he could be working as an Assistant Expedition Leader running logistics and executing trips in the Arctic and Antarctica or searching out experiences in places that are hard to pronounce. His goal as a photographer and general human being is to inspire people to go a little further, break out of their comfort zone, and discover new places and experiences at home or abroad. He specializes in photographing the activities he is most passionate about: remote experiential travel and expeditions, action sports, and environmental conservation. He is a lover of fresh hops, salty skin, giant fern covered forests, and single malts by a roaring fire.
A wilderness writer and adventure photographer, Bruce is recognized for connecting wild places with contemporary issues.
With journeys spanning more than 80 countries and 2000 days, Bruce’s accomplishments include the first modern crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel, a raft descent of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge by raft, sea kayak traverse of Borneo’s northern coast, and a coast-to-coast Icelandic trek.
A columnist for The Globe and Mail, author of two bestselling books, and a multi-National Magazine Award winner, Bruce’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, EnRoute, Huffington Post, Explore and Canadian Geographic.
His photographic clients include Patagonia, Lululemon, Time, Outside, NG Adventure and MacLean’s. Winner of a prestigious Western Magazine Award, Bruce’s photography was selected by National Geographic as among “the most compelling adventure images of the decade.”
Heather is a freelance adventure filmmaker and photographer based in Squamish, BC, chasing rock and snow as the seasons dictate. She combines her creativity with a deep respect for mountains and the natural world, and aims to tell stories that matter that both inspire people, and effect positive change in the world.
With an undergraduate degree in Biology from Queen's University and a teaching degree from New Zealand, Heather always had a camera in hand but it wasn't until she moved to BC that she discovered filmmaking.
When she's not behind the camera (or in the edit suite), Heather is either out climbing and exploring the mountains, or dreaming about the next trip or creative project. In 2015 she received a grant from the Jen Higgins Fund of the Alpine Club of Canada to explore the Tombstone range in the Yukon on skis.
Heather loves lunch, hot tea, and all three types of fun, and gets the most stoked about being on the move with everything she needs in a backpack (or the back of the car).
Justa is an outdoor lifestyle and action photographer based in Whistler. Here is where she met her man, Steve Storey, who is in most of her action/adventure photos as an athlete. They created a great team and work together on their personal travel/adventure projects where most of her favourite and best images are created. Mountain biking was her niche for a while but later she tend to focus more on lifestyle photography. Seeing what happens before or after that great action shot, emotions, struggles are the best way to tell the story.
Her highest achievements are winning the Banff film festival photo competition in 2015, being Semi-finalist at Red Bull Illume competition in 2016, and finishing 3rd in mountain biking photo competition Deep Summer in 2012.
Beside her local work, Justa's images appeared on 18 magazine covers and were published in numerous world-known publications, – such as National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Canadian Geographic Travel, Bike, British Columbia Magazine, Vancouver Sun, The Province, and so many more…
Canadian Maritimes & Jungles Worldwide
Nick Hawkins is a wildlife photographer and photojournalist specializing in natural history, science and conservation related issues. A biologist by training, Nick believes that photography and story telling are key components of conservation. His work explores the diversity of life on earth and brings attention to the impacts of human activity on wildlife in his home country of Canada and in Central America.
His work has been featured in the BBC Wildlife Magazine and Canadian Geographic and has received awards in the Windland Smith Rice International photography awards as well as the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014.
Steve Storey is a mountain biker, trail builder, skier, surfer, and traveler. He is a product of being born and raised in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia. When not enjoying BC’s bountiful backyard he can be found wandering the world searching out burgeoning riding scenes and new places to ride, surf, and explore. Steve currently lives in Whistler taking in all the sea to sky region has to offer and rides for Knolly Bikes.