The Australian Canyoning Association is run by a committee of volunteers who are elected at the AGM.
The current committee members elected in 2022 are:
|President: Alex Motyka
Alex has a broad range if interests in outdoor adventure activities including mountaineering, caving, climbing, and canyoning. He has a passion for teaching and is keen to progress and broaden the skill level of canyoning in Australia. He is a strong advocate for the environment.
|Vice President: Lauren Storaker
Lauren has been an adventure guide for the last 5 years. She did her first canyon at the age of 30 when visiting the Blue Mountains and was sucked into the vortex of adventure in the upper mountains where she has lived and worked ever since. Lauren is excited to be a part of the ACA and hopes to help make canyoning accessible to all in a way that is safe and sustainable.
|Secretary & Public Officer: David Fisher
David first dabbled in canyoning nigh on 40 years ago as a diversion from his then obsession of caving. He’s still a keen caver along with canyoning and bushwalking.
|Treasurer: Matt Sage
“I learned to abseil 30 years ago on Pulau Pangkor off Malaysia’s west coast. We used hand-tied harnesses made of off-cuts of static rope and well-worn eights. Back in Australia, I continued with outdoor pursuits, mostly involving off-track hiking, kayaking or rock-climbing. Over the years I’ve tried to keep up with new techniques and have a passion for sharing my knowledge, especially with my two kids.”
|Ordinary Committee Member: Kylie Malone
Kylie is an avid canyoner, and adventurer, you can usually find her out in a canyon every weekend or dirtbagging on a road trip somewhere wild. She hopes to continue to introduce new people to the sport of canyoning, and share her love and knowledge of the challenges and technical issues that canyoning involves. Kylie is a qualified outdoor guide and has a degree in Environmental Science, both of which spur her passion for protecting our precious canyoning environment whilst being able to show people how wonderful it is.
|Ordinary Committee Member: David Mason
David has a broad range if interests in outdoor adventure activities including canyoning. He has a passion for teaching and is keen to progress and broaden the skill level of canyoning in Australia.
|Ordinary Committee Member: Michael Larkin
Michael has a broad range if interests in outdoor adventure activities including caving and canyoning. He has a passion for teaching and is keen to progress and broaden the skill level of canyoning in Australia.
|Ordinary Committee Member: Damo Anderson
“I got my first taste of canyoning way back in the 80’s having spent my youth growing up in the bush on bikes and general exploring. I’m passionate about the future of canyoning here in Australia and the environmental challenges it faces. I want people to enjoy canyoning but also to learn about the dangers of the activity and the impact they may be having on the environment. Treat the canyons with respect and they’ll treat you the same.”
|Ordinary Committee Member: Tom Begić
Tom developed a love for outdoor adventure as a child and continues to indulge in activities such as canyoning, caving, bushwalking, snow camping, parachuting, search and rescue, diving, and photography all around the world. He has served on committees and boards for over 30 years in various roles. Skill development, risk management, preservation, and access, are areas of particular interest.
The Committee of the Australian Canyoning Association is assisted by members working on sub-committees.
These members are:
|General – Craig Flynn
A prolific canyoner with vast local knowledge of the greater Blue Mountains Cayons. Craig is a wealth of knowledge and a great character of the local canyoning scene here in NSW. He loves leading groups into the bush and sharing technical knowledge with all comers and is a major contributor to the Australian Canyoning Association. Craig also writes a blog on every trip he does at www.sleepwhenwearedead.net
|Representative – Blue Mts: Geoff Fox
I began canyoning about 15 years ago and became totally hooked. It is a great privilege to enter the exciting, subterranean world known only to canyoners. I love the teamwork and camaraderie that bonds the group. Blue Mountains canyons are my home. My interests include best canyoning practice, risk management and training Upper Blue Mountains Bushwalking Club canyoners.
General Sub Committee’s
Training and Education
Regional Representative Sub Committee’s
NSW – Blue Mts
NSW – South Coast