New Client Relationship Manager and Program Manager Join APA Youth Team!

The APA Youth Team has two new members! Rebecca Bourne recently joined APA as the Client Relationship Manager and Anthony Barrett, a long-time APA lead facilitator and climber extraordinaire, joined the management team in a Program Manager role. Both Rebecca and Anthony bring their knowledge and experience teaching outdoor education as well as their passion and enthusiasm for working in the outdoors. They each look forward to introducing new clients and students to all that Hong Kong’s outdoor environs have to offer.
  • rebecca.jpgMeet Rebecca Bourne, from the Somerset countryside in the UK.  After completing a Media Arts degree and living in London, Rebecca moved to Hong Kong in 2009 to teach English and explore Asia. Rebecca has had a passion for travel and the outdoors since a young age. She started out as a keen horse rider and later went on to instruct at Camp America.  Other interests include skiing, running, swimming,dragon boating and tennis.  In Hong Kong Rebecca paddled for a highly competitive dragon boat team, The Stormy Dragons, for two years. In 2012, they entered the Dragon Boating World Championship!  Rebecca also enjoys participating in running races, competing in the Unicef half-marathon, the Matilda Charity Sedan Chair Race and the Tough Mudder Major Series.  Rebecca is passionate about working with children and encouraging them to take on an active lifestyle from a young age. Rebecca will be a great addition to the APA Youth Team and looks forward to meeting new and existing clients soon!

  • Meet Anthony Barrett! Anthony has been an outdoorsman all his life, but started climbing seriously seven years ago, rapidly gaining qualifications in mountaineering and rock climbing. Anthony has worked for activity centers all across the UK where he trained in multiple outdoor activities including climbing, hiking, and paddle sports. Whilst in the UK, Anthony honed his leadership and facilitation skills before departing for international-based work. Since he left the UK, Anthony has worked in Canada and most recently in Hong Kong, continuing to develop himself professionally and learning to appreciate different outdoor cultures. Living on Lamma Island in Hong Kong, Anthony enjoys climbing, sea kayaking, open-water swimming, slack lining, and trail walking in his spare time. Since joining APA, Anthony hasrapidly moved into the Program Manager role where he is currently enjoying the challenge of working directly with clients to create new and exciting programs in some of Hong Kong’s most beautiful outdoor places.
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