Our Staff

Ian White

Manager/Guide

Ian is our store manager at Island Outfitters. He’s guided since 2004. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, he enjoys hunting and fishing throughout BC.

  • First Aid
  • R.O.C-M
  • S.V.O.P
  • MED A3
  • P.C.O.C
  • T.A.G.

Brenda Lineham

Office Manager

Brenda is the glue that holds our building together. Taking lead in our office she controls all administration duties with her staff to ensure that we are always running smoothly. 

Dan Findlow

Guide

Dan is our first guide on the water in Port Renfrew and has been guiding since 2006. He has been fishing since he was four years old and decided he was going to be a fishing guide by eight years old. Dan’s favourite lure is the Gold Nugget Coho Killer when fishing for Salmon.

  • First aid
  • R.O.C-M
  • S.V.O.P
  • MED A3
  • P.C.O.C
  • T.A.G.

Zane Hyrsko

Guide

Zane has been guiding for us since 2014 in both Victoria and Port Renfrew. He guides for both fresh and salt water charters.

  • First Aid
  • R.O.C-M
  • S.V.O.P
  • MED A3
  • P.C.O.C
  • T.A.G.

Aaron Merner

Gun Shop Manager

Aaron brings extensive firearms knowledge to our team with his strong passion for reloading and target shooting. Since he was 12 years old he has been shooting firearms and now shares his wisdom and love for the outdoors and firearms in our Gun Shop.

Joanne Skakun

Service Technician Expert

Joanne is our Service Technician Expert, always ready and willing to educate and help with bow set-up and rod repair among any other service. She was one of our top fishing guides until she took over our repair service and recently won a gold medal in the BC Summer games. Loving everything outdoors, Joanne is a leader in our store and someone we lean on for any service repair that may come through. Joanne has been here over 22 years now and with her extensive experience and knowledge she is the perfect person to assist beginners and experts.

Ryan Mace

Ryan has been fishing and hunting his whole life, making him one of our experts in all areas of the store. He loves jigging for Salmon but once hunting season comes around Ryan spends every moment he can at the trigger-end of his rifle. Need advice on whats working on the water or in the bush?.. We trust Ryan with that!

Dave Renney

Dave is one of our knowledgeable gun shop associates, he has been shooting since a young age and enjoys educating himself on older and interesting firearms. Dave has been hunting and fishing for over 50 years in beautiful BC, always looking forward to his annual moose trip.

Mikey Deventer

Mikey was born and raised on Vancouver Island, hunting and fishing since he was 7 years old. If he's not sharing his extensive outdoor knowledge here at Island Outfitters he spends his time in the woods or on the water.


Makayla Berkes

Makayla has been fishing for as long as she can remember. She is a pro when it comes to issuing licenses and in her role as junior inventory associate. With a vast knowledge about hunting and fishing and her back-end expertise Makayla is our go-to for inventory related questions and just about anything fishing.