Each person is integral to our operation - they are enthusiastic, good-natured individuals with diverse backgrounds whether they be members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, biologists, cooks, teachers/educators, fitness instructors and, explorers. Peterson’s is a small, close knit business assisted by dedicated and professional guides and cooks whom, have become part of our family. Each person provides invaluable insights to each trip. Perhaps most important is their consideration for your safety. Guest to staff ratio is on average: 2:1
Margaret Peterson - co-founder/owner
biography coming soon - she is a very nice lady!
Amanda Peterson - co-owner/office support
biography coming soon - equally nice!
Chad Peterson - co-owner, avid outdoorsman and guide
You know you’re in the best hands out on the land with Chad. He is an excellent outdoorsman. Chad is at home on the land and it’s easy to see how comfortable he is in this environment and when the season comes to a close, it's hard for him to leave. He has become well known for cooking hearty shore lunches and for his smoked fish. When he is not guiding he is hunting, fishing or working at First Air as an Aviation Maintenance Engineer. He is also an auto mechanic and all round great guy. Chad has traveled the world, from Bolivia and Columbia to Japan and Holland, and he loves to share his love for the north with visitors.
Tanya Pearson - culinary creator
Tanya has been operating a catering business in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia for the last 20 years. Prior to that Tanya had a variety of occupations before to pursuing her love of cooking. Tanya has always been passionate about cooking and returned to school, the Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College to further her culinary skills. Tanya welcomes guests to join her in her kitchen. Tanya prepares thoughtfully prepared meals and will take into consideration your dietary requirements. She has made cooking a job she enjoys and continues to impress clients/guests with delicious cuisine.
John is another member of our staff who is employed full time with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Eleven of his 31 years of service have been in the North; presently John is working and resides in Newmarket, Ontario with his wife, Andrea. We were happy to have John join the Peterson team in 2007. He has a wealth of experience in the outfitting business both in management and guiding. John is an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. John can accommodate all styles of fishing including fly-fishing, spin casting or trolling.
Bryan has been a member of the Canadian Forces for over 25 years, of that he spent 4 years at the Canadian Forces Survival and Rescue School teaching land, sea and arctic survival to military aviators. As an aviator by trade, an avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast, Bryan brings many skills to the Peterson team. Bryan joined us in the summer of 2006. He lives in Yellowknife with his wife Mary and their four sons.
Trent is an avid fisherman. He has lived in the Northwest Territories since 1997 and has spent time in Nunavut and the Yukon. A teacher by profession he involves his students in outdoor canoe/camping trips. In his spare time Trent enjoys coaching, playing hockey, camping/canoeing, hiking, fishing and hunting. Trent was born in Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan, and fished and hunted growing up. He has continued his love of the outdoors . Trent enjoys taking guests on hikes on the tundra after the day of fishing is done. Trent is looking forward to making new friendships. Your day on the water with Trent will definitely be a good one....just ask one of his repeat guests
As the northern snow begins to melt in late April, you can bet that Jeff Simpson is already daydreaming about fishing and planning on returning to Peterson's Point Lake lodge. As a Yellowknife resident for the past 25 years, Jeff has certainly seen his fair share of pristine lakes and large fish. But when it comes to Point Lake he says there is NO comparison! He enjoys fly fishing and you can often find him in the evening catching Arctic Grayling in the lake beside the lodge. If it's lake trout fishing you are your looking for, then Jeff is a great guide to be with as he is always up for a fishing adventure!
Reuben retired after working for 37 years as a safety coordinator with Potash Corporation and started a new career as a fishing guide. Reuben also is a full time wildlife artist specializing in bird carving. He currently lives in Clavet, Sask. with his wife Kathy, they have two children and two grandchildren. He has always had a passion for fishing and hunting. Reuben works to ensure that each guest has the safest, most productive, enjoyable fishing vacation possible; he is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure guests have a spectacular trip.
Chuck has been a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for over 20 years and a resident of the North since 2007. He knows the Point Lake area not only from being on the lake, but from flying over it. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, he spent the majority of his time playing sports, hunting, and fishing. Chuck has an infectious love and passion for the north, full of energy and outdoor savvy, and his attention to detail makes him an ideal companion on the lake or tundra. He lives in Yellowknife with his wife Susan and their three daughters.
Mark has been guiding at Peterson's since 2010. He was born and raised in Prince Edward Island. As member of the RCMP, he has been in the North for the past 5 years, having been posted in Ft Resolution and now currently posted in Yellowknife. He spent 9 years in Alberta prior to coming North. Mark spends most of his spare time in the outdoors, whether hunting, fishing or camping or boating. . His willingness to share his knowledge and passion for the North provides our guests with a fun, informative, and memorable experience.
Egan is one of our long time guides being with us for approximately 20 years. He has a great knowledge of the lake, and loves to take guests hiking. Having grown up in northern Alberta, Egan has always been involved in hunting, trapping and fishing. After relocating to Yellowknife, as a Resource Management Officer with the Federal Government, Egan got his first taste of the 'Barrens'. In 1992, Egan started as a hunting guide and the Barrens have been drawing him back ever since. Egan is currently employed as a Safety Officer with Work Safe BC and resides in Fort St. John, BC, with his wife, Vivian, and their two daughters. Egan's interests are varied having a keen eye for photography, enjoys hiking and geo-caching.
Biography Coming soon.
Robert Berdan - Photo Leader
Dr. Robert Berdan is passionate about outdoor nature photography. His work has been featured by Canadian and National Geographic magazines, his pictures have won international awards (Banff Mountain Photography) and his articles and images have been published in science journals, books, magazines and websites (Photo Life, Outdoor Photographer Canada,Canadian Geographic, National Geographic, and UpHere, Bragg about the Creek).
Robert's passions include: macro-photography, astrophotography, wildlife, panoramic-photography, time-lapse and spherical panoramic photography. He loves to teach and has been instructing at various Universities and colleges for over 20 years. Originally, he worked as an Alberta Heritage scholar at the University of Alberta but he left to start his own business called Science & Art in order to spend more time pursuing his passion for nature photography. Check out his web sites: www.canadiannaturephotographer.com and www.scienceandart.org.
Robert is also a web developer, Photoshop instructor and operates www.canadiannaturephotographer.com e-zine where you can find many of his photography articles and images in the gallery section. Robert specializes in Canadiana photography.
Jim Peterson - co-founder/In memory
Better known as "Bossman
"Returned to the NWT again after 27 years. Even better than I remembered and Peterson's exceeded my expectations. The location, fishing and people made for an unforgettable tip. I'll be looking at the photos and videos for a long time and planning to return when I can."
Tom Foster, Wellesley, ON