WLA Team

Jason Sargent is the co-director of Wild Life Academy with a focus on our climbing, escape game, and adventure programming.

Having had wonderful experiences as a camper, Jason began working at camps in high school, evolving into leadership and director positions.  Along the way, he took most every opportunity to advance his knowledge and experience through working at outdoor centers, cross country ski centers, conservation areas, volunteering with special needs groups, guiding hiking and paddling expeditions, and was brought on as an assistant faculty in the outdoor recreation program he was studying in College.

Graduating from Seneca college’s Outdoor Recreation Technician program Jason went on to earn a business diploma at Sir Sandford Flemming college.  Jason’s continuing education has provided him numerous opportunities to advance his personal experience and accreditation in outdoor skills and leadership.  He speaks at camps, schools, and conferences about leadership, adventure education, and nature programming.  He trains recreational and experiential leaders, and facilitates hundreds of students each year through WLA’s various programs.

Jason has spent over 20 years providing experiential learning opportunities, including work at camps & schools, with behavioral youth, special needs groups, children and adults throughout Ontario and beyond.  Jason is very proud of the services and experiential learning that Wild Life Academy provides.

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Jillian Sargent is the co-director of Wild Life Academy with a focus on our fitness, obstacle course running, and wellness programming.

Jillian graduated from a Georgian college Recreation and Tourism Management program.  She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, a Personal Trainer Specialist with CanFitPro, as well as a Fitness Kickboxing Specialist Instructor & Master Trainer with Fitness Kickboxing Canada.  Jillian’s continuing education has also brought her through numerous fitness accreditation and training courses.

Jillian has been a successful competitive athlete in gymnastics, baseball, snowboarding, cheerleading, and long distance running.  As an amateur competitive, provincial champion kickboxer, Jillian studied with 23 time world champion Jean-Yves Theriault.

Jillian has motivated countless people of all levels to make fitness, health, and wellness an important part of their daily lives.  She continues to empower athletes to take their abilities to the next level and beyond their own expectations.  She enjoys encouraging people of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential.