Gopeng Team

Faisal Kadir

-Operations Manager & Rescue 3 Instructor-

An exemplary outdoor leader and trainer who continually motivates teams to seize the day and find purpose and passion in every moment, Faisal also has the soul of an artist. Growing up in Kelantan with 13 siblings, he was mentored in his twin passions of the outdoors and fine arts by his art teacher. At university, he was a champion player of Rebana Ubi and Kertuk (traditional Malay musical instruments). He likes to draw caricatures and paint water colors especially during family time with his wife and three children. While he loves all outdoor activities, he is most passionate about delivering first aid training because it embodies the values of excellence, compassion and empowerment.

Certifications:

  • Rescue 3 Wilderness Medical Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder, Rescue 3
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3
  • Lead Trainer, Pivotal Learning
  • Experiential Learning, Dr. Colin Beard
  • Dynamic Debriefing, Dr. Roger Greenaway

Nancie Hoo

-Assistant Earth Camp Manager-

Nancie grew up in Kampung Koh near Sitiawan. She loves eating her hometown’s famous chilli sauce which she dips into just about anything. She studied Public Relations at UTAR and has six siblings who are all featured on her phone screen saver along with their family dog. The highlight of her career at Nomad has been attending an Experiential Educator Exchange Program in Germany and the “Into The Wild” international conference there. She loves the variety of her job and works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that all our programs run with smooth logistics and strong administrative support.

Certifications:

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Rescue 3
  • Foundation Facilitation, Pivotal Learning
  • River Rescue Course, Rescue 3
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3

Janggut

Azrol Rizwan (Janggut)

-Program Coordinator & Rescue 3 Instructor-

A native Perakian, Azrol’s  hometown is Bidor and he completed his studies at St. Michael’s Institution in Ipoh. Azrol loves to cook and he actually studied to be a chef but was enticed into a career in the outdoor industry instead because of his love of nature. A proud father of two, he spent two years working for Outward Bound Hong Kong prior to joining Nomad Adventure. He is always eager to share his love of the great outdoors and the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Certifications:

  • Rescue 3 Wilderness Medical  & Water Instructor
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Rescue 3
  • Grade 2 Trip leader, the International Rafting Federation
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced, Rescue 3
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3
  • River Rescue Professional, Rescue 3
  • Advanced Facilitation, Pivotal Learning

Moose

Hafizi Yeap (Moose)

-Senior Trip Leader & Rescue 3 Instructor-

Hafizi’s mother is an Orang Asli from the Senoi tribe. He grew up in a village about 15 km from here. He learnt to raft guide with Nomad when he was 16 years old and is our longest serving trip leader. The two highlights of his career have been attending the Rescue 3 Europe conference in Llangollen,Wales and bring a junior judge at the world Rafting Championships at the Citarik River in Indonesia. Hafizi’s favorite past time is fishing.

Certifications:

  • Rescue 3 Water Instructor
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Rescue 3
  • Grade 3 Trip leader, the International Rafting Federation
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced, Rescue 3
  • Rope Skills Instructor, Nomad Adventure
  • River Rescue Professional, Rescue 3
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3

Najib Redzuan

-Trip Leader-

Najib and all his brothers are rafting guides on Sg Kampar. His village, Kg Pintu Batang in Gopeng, is a well-known for its Rawa community which hails from the Minangkabau tribe from Sumatera. They still preserve their distinctive dialect and many of their traditions from the 19th century. Najib has been with Nomad since 2006 and he likes to go motor cross riding in his free time.

Certifications:

  • Wilderness First Aid, Rescue 3
  • Grade 3 Trip leader, the International Rafting Federation
  • River Rescue Professional, Rescue 3
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3

 Roy

Ruzaini Razali (Roy)

-Trip Leader & Rescue 3 Instructor-

One day while he was having a meal at the famous local Mee Kari stall, Roy saw our rafts piled on top of a lorry. Intrigued he introduced himself and was invited to join our raft guide training. Now a full-time trip leader and facilitator, Roy spends his free time perfecting his kayak play-boating skills.

Certifications:

  • Rescue 3 Wilderness Medical & Water Instructor
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Rescue 3
  • Grade 3 Trip leader, the International Rafting Federation
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced, Rescue 3
  • Rope Skills Instructor, Nomad Adventure
  • River Rescue Professional, Rescue 3
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3
  • Advanced Facilitation, Pivotal Learning

Ozzy

Rafizi Rahman (Ozzy)

-Trip Leader / Quartermaster & Rescue 3 Instructor-

Born and bred in Kampong Kolam Tanjung Rambutan, Rafizi (better known as Ozzy) is the eldest of 4 brothers who all work in the outdoor industry in Gopeng. He learn to speak English through working as a rafting guide. Ozzy started out as Nomad’s quartermaster, but with his passion for learning and teaching others, he soon became one of our trip leaders and Rescue 3 instructors.

Certifications:

  • Rescue 3 Water Instructor
  • Wilderness First Aid, Rescue 3
  • Grade 3 Trip leader, the International Rafting Federation
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced, Rescue 3
  • Rope Skills Instructor, Nomad Adventure
  • River Rescue Professional, Rescue 3
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3

Dzohri

Dzohri Rahmat (Zack)

-Trip Leader / Facilitator-

Zhori grew up in the nearby town of Tanjung Rambutan and has a Bachelor’s in Sports Management from UiTM Shah Alam. Before he joined Nomad as a full-time trip leader, Zhori worked on his family farm. He loves the challenge of the outdoor industry and the environment of constant change that it provides.

Certifications:

  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Rescue 3
  • Grade 2 Trip leader, the International Rafting Federation
  • Recreational Rappelling Operator, Rescue 3
  • River Rescue Professional, Rescue 3
  • Foundation Facilitation, Pivotal Learning

Rashid

-Logistics & Projects Supervisor-

When Nomad first started operating in the area, we kept our rafts underneath Rashid’s bedroom in his mother’s house. From building new bathrooms to coordinating our transport and finding new trails for our Eco-X race, Rashid is our go-to guy with a can-do attitude. A two-wheeled fiend on his mountain bike or motorcross, after work he can be found at his wife’s Kamparado Cafe, a favorite hangout of all river guides.

 

Peter Ozany

-Builder-

Our mountain man from East Malaysia, Peter constructed our acclaimed high ropes course at Mountain School, climbing wall, tree houses, raft shed and many of the other elements that make Earth Camp the amazing experience that it is. A master craftsman who sees possibilities where others only find obstacles, Peter is also a skilled jungle survival expert who can light a fire anywhere and find food in the thickest jungle.

Tomi, Hafiz, Ajak
Ayun, Azlan, Pak- Jamil

-Maintenance & Housekeeping Team-

This is the team that works tirelessly to keep all our activities running smoothy and facilities in great shape. Local kampung boys all, they are dedicated stewards of the natural environment and community they live in. They love nothing more than a durian feast and a good game of sepak takraw.