Jeff Barrett Founder & Executive Director

Jeff Barrett

Founder & Executive Director

Jeff is the visionary founder of Blue Mountain WILDE School, with a rich background in outdoor education and ecotourism, dedicated to fostering a new generation of passionate, educated changemakers through meaningful educational experiences.

background & bio

Jeff's Experience

Jeff has taught outdoor education at Upper Canada College, Outward Bound, Summit, and Alive Outdoors. He holds 2 Masters Degrees, one in Planning and the other in Landscape Architecture.

He founded Routes Adventures Inc. (a wilderness adventure program for youth in transition), developed and ran a bear-viewing lodge for the Kitasoo Xai'xais Nation in the Great Bear rainforest in BC, guided many expeditions to Antarctica and the Artic, founded a community ecotourism program in Arviat, Nunavut, built a tourism industry for the Carcross Tagish First Nation in the Yukon and has been involved in many other ecotourism and eco-resort programs and developments from Alaska to Oman.

personal philosophy

Jeff's Passions and Goals

Jeff is passionate about developing a new generation of changemakers that also have the passion, the drive and the education to make a meaningful impact in our future.

He founded Blue Mountain WILDE School in order to create a more meaningful education experience that would ignite his own children's curiosity and love for learning, while also gaining important real-world life lessons and skills along the way.

fun facts!

About Jeff

Jeff grew up near the ravines of the Don Valley river in Toronto, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.  From an early age he had a passion for the outdoors and adventure that later took him on countless adventures to all 7 continents and across the Canadian Arctic.

the wildE school team

Meet Our Team & Faculty

Blue Mountains Wilde School's exceptional and diverse team is committed to transforming education through a mix of traditional and innovative strategies. We believe in every child's potential and guide them to become lifelong learners and future leaders.

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Empower the leaders of tomorrow and make a lasting difference in the world of education.