Our Team

Brian Gage - Nootka Wilderness Lodge Owner/Operator
<strong>Brian Gage<strong><br><em>OwnerOperator<em>

The heart and soul of Nootka Wilderness Lodge, Brian grew up in Campbell River and started fishing Nootka Sound in the early nineties.

A lifetime spent on the coast has provided me the opportunity to stay in touch with nature and the rugged West Coast. I feel fortunate to have spent the past 20+ years sharing my knowledge and passion for the coast with our wonderful clients. Truer nature is never out of reach.

Ryan Jacobs - Nootka Wilderness Lodge Co-Owner/General manager
<strong>Ryan Jacobs<strong><br><em>Co OwnerGeneral Manager<em>

RJ grew up in Kitchener Ontario, dreaming about the ocean and mountains on the west of Canada.

When I was 15 my grandfather whisked me away to Haida Gwaii, taking me on my first ever fishing trip to the BC Coast. Little did I know, that fishing trip was the beginning of the rest of my life. I’m excited to join forces with the legendary “renegage” and to continue to provide one-of-a-kind experiences to those wise enough to visit the BC coast