Francis Gitz Cañete

Operations Assistant & Outdoor Facilitator

Gitz hails from the Philippines where he grew up playing in the waters of one of the islands of Cebu. He started working in the outdoor industry as a PADI Dive Master and BSAC Open Water Instructor in order to share his love of exploring the sea.

Soon after, Gitz became interested and experienced in many other adventure activities including stand up paddle-boarding, kayaking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and mountain biking. These activities also led him to develop further his passion for teaching.

In 2015, Gitz joined APA as a facilitator to further develop his skills in the outdoors and his passion for experiential education. More recently, he has moved into an Operations Assistant role where he is constantly pushed to discover himself with the challenges of staff management and development.